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 5, 2014

Sanity Filter

From Hadar's Le Veritable Tarot de Marseille, the Chariot; from the Greek Alphabet Runes, "Eta:"
       In the Chariot we see a triumph, or victory parade, which came after a major military success in Rome. At the beginning of the parade were the prisoners and spoils of war, and behind them came the general in his chariot followed by his soldiers. Yet the parade was also a religious rite; two white oxen were sacrificed when they reached Jupiter's temple. This card reminds me that for most any victory, discipline is needed. The faces on his shoulders suggest my personal likes and dislikes are not important now. I must become a master of myself and not allow my emotions and impulses to drag me hither and thither (like the oxen, they will be my sacrifice).
       Eta was derived from the Phoenician letter het, meaning "wall" or "fence." The words I say, the actions I take and the thoughts I think will all have consequences. If I want their effects to be productive and constructive, I need to send them through a sanity filter first. Some may be "wild broncos" not fit for pulling a chariot. It would be better to enclose them with a protective barrier instead.


  1. Ah, to have such a filter how wonderful that would be. Sometimes I wonder if the sacrifices are worth the victory.

    1. That's a good point, Ellen. I need to make sure that what I'm aiming for will be worth all that effort!