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 13, 2014

Honk, Who Goes There?

This week I'll be using the Llewellyn Tarot, a book and deck set created by Anna-Marie Ferguson and published by Llewellyn. The oracle deck I'll be using is the Beasts of Albion, a deck and book set created by Miranda Gray and published by Aquarian. Today's draws are the Four of Cups and "Goose:"
          What's up with this young woman? Perhaps:
a) Christmas festivities are over (and she just got her Mastercard bill).
b) She just finished a well-received, creative project (and doesn't know what to do with herself).
c) She's been traveling and visiting beautiful, fascinating places (and now she's home again).
Robert Palmer sang about being addicted to love; I think most of us are addicted to that adrenaline rush of pleasure and pure joy. When the horse we've been galloping on is put back in the barn, we feel discontent and at a loss. But our emotional self can't take such constant stress (even if it's good stress); we need down time. This "in between" place is where I can rest and renew my spirit until I saddle up again.
          The Goose was used in Roman times as an alarm system. Where I live, the Canada geese (especially during mating season) are amazing, sharp-eyed guards, often honking a warning long before I've even spotted them. And don't even think about going near one of their nests or goslings! The Goose reminds me this quiet time is not punishment. It is sacred and something I need to protect. It can offer me an opportunity to tap back into my spiritual well and drink deeply, getting the sustenance I need.


  1. I do hope you can find enough quiet time during the Holidays for yourself my friend. An advantage of not being to do a lot because of my neck, is a large amount of "free" time to think and figure out what I want, what I need and how to fill my well

    1. Thank you my friend. :) I miss your blog posts, but I am happy you are taking the time to heal and rest. It is important! I have a feeling your well is full; you just might have to lower the bucket to a deeper depth than before. ;)

  2. ditto here Ellen. Thank you for a great post today Beverly

    1. And a big hug to you, my blogging mentor! :)