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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Full Stop

From the Legacy of the Divine Tarot, the Four of Swords; from Steps to Serenity, "Acceptance:"
          I have to admit for the past two weeks, as the darkness comes, I watch the clock with anticipation. I've been ready for bedtime long before it arrived. With the holiday now past and my back on the mend, this seems an appropriate card. Nonstop thought chatter, a tidal wave of emotions and physical aches have taken a toll. Rest for the body and mind is in order. The bird flying over the sleeping man holds a red and white poppy; the flowers suggest energy and clarity will return if I take time to recuperate. No project should be more important than downtime right now.
          I can just imagine this little ladybug standing on the edge of her leaf shouting, "As bug-god is my witness, I will find a way to make this rain stop! I will hunt aphids once again!" That's me alright; I love a good problem to solve, a challenge to conquer or a question to answer. But sometimes there are no solutions and no routes around an obstacle. All my thinking and strategizing will net me is a big, fat zero. As long as I keep arguing with reality, I'll keep suffering. Like the fellow in the tarot card, sometimes you have to lay down your swords and let things be.


  1. Amen to that! Let it be and rest woman! :D

    1. The body is willing but the mind is weak... heehee. :)