I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Connections Past and Present

From Hadar's Le Veritable Tarot de Marseille, the Six of Cups; from the Greek Alphabet Runes, "Upsilon:"
       Bursten assigns the Cups suit the keyword "interacting" and the the number six the phrase "keeping it going." When I compare the three flower blooms below the green star to the blooms above, the flowers below seem to be fading while the flowers on top appear at full bloom. No matter if the relationship is with a partner, family member or friend, what's in the past is in the past. Sure my history with them might be full of wonderful memories of good times, but you can't ride that horse forever into the present. Relationships need to be tended and nurtured if they are going to thrive.
       The Upsilon symbol is used in astrophysics to represent the ratio of the mass of a galaxy to its luminosity in solar units. If I were to apply this to people, I would think of measuring how charming and charismatic a person was. And though these are great qualities to have, they can become superficial in relationships. Those connections that last seem to have a deep intimacy that develops and grows over time. The golden allure might bring us together, but it's the close communion that will keep the relationship humming along.


  1. Yes infatuation has to make place for deep felt love in time. the tarot card reminds me of how relationships can change and how useless it is to cling to how is once was. This afternoon my husband is coming to visit us.We all love him so much but our love has changed a lot over time. I never knew how many kinds of love there where until now :)

    1. You are so right - it is useless to cling to "what was" and much better to live in the present with as much love as we can. May all go well with your visit! (((Ellen)))