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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Jump in the Stream

From the Albano-Waite Tarot, the Magician; from the Rumi Cards, "life and ecstasy:"
       In the RWS versions of tarot, the color yellow implies the intellect at work and suggests "as you think, so shall it be." Yet the Magician doesn't hold a sword but a wand; he's not going to trust just any thought that passes through his head. He uses his will to mold and choose where his focus will be; ideas that are not beneficial get directed to an exit ramp. The Magician is very aware that what he attends to is what will eventually be growing in his garden.
       Rumi suggests that I stop whining about what is on my dinner plate. Instead, I should make use of what I do have (a nod to the tools on the Magician's table). If all I do is mourn over how unfulfilled I am, I'll never look for alternatives, see opportunities, or try anything new. In the verse before the one on this card Rumi says, "In the stream of your being runs the Water of Life / What does it matter to you if jar and jug are broken?" Time to go for a swim and discover just how many possibilities are out there waiting.


  1. I've been thinking about the same thing today. Pitying myself I can;t play the piano anymore or I can' never go horseback riding again isn't going to solve anything. Better to be affirmed by your post for today and join you for a swim :)

    1. Come on in, the water is fine! And I've got floaties and inner tubes to spare! :D

  2. My favorite card from that deck was the admonition to 'polish the mirrors of my heart'.