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, December 17, 2014

A Life Well Lived

From the Llewellyn Tarot, the King of Wands; from the Beasts of Albion, the "Squirrel:"
           His queen is fond of saying "follow your passion," but the King of Wands would tell you to achieve it as well. Some people might get lost in the forest along the way, but this King will climb a tree and make sure he's heading in the right direction. Unlike his son the knight, he won't start then stop something because it's lost its allure. He believes a life well lived means seeing things through, no matter how many challenges you might face. "Dream," he tells me, "then get off your bum and make it real."
          In Norse mythology, a squirrel (Ratatosk) ran the gauntlet of the World Tree, carrying messages to the eagle in the top branches and the serpent at its roots. Squirrel teaches the importance of communication, balancing the different levels of one's life and resourcefulness. Sitting still and expecting someone else to handle everything won't work; I need to be involved and put forth an effort. Otherwise, the "I" will be taken out of passion, leaving only "pass on."

10 comments:

  1. holding you in the pocket of my heart, be well friend.

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    1. Thank you my friend; gradually getting there I think!

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  2. Well I definitely got the message here today. You drew the King of Wands, and I did yesterday and then again this morning! Now I really have to get off my butt!

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    1. I lose confidence easily, so he's there to give me a prod! :)

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  4. Bev can I link your post to my Tarot blog for today???

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  5. I love the Squirrel: small and nimble, daring and playful, and chattering away all the while. The Squirrel also says that those dreams don't have to be big and flashy, but they do take some preparation… :)

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