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

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Burning Rubbish

This week I'll be using the Motherpeace Tarot, created by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble and published by U.S. Games. I'll also be using Noble's companion booklet published separately by Harper Collins. The other deck I'll be drawing from is the Toltec Oracle, a deck and book set created by Victor Sanchez and published by Bear & Co. Today's draws are the Ace of Swords and "Weweteotl:"
          The Ace of Swords bears the gift of intellect, the potential for new ideas and the ability to communicate them to others. But I am drawn to the woman in the background who is in the elevated lotus posture. The pose suggests the lotus flower that has risen from the mud and opens above the water. The thought forms of this Ace have been grounded in reality (mud) rather than based on assumptions; they have passed through the waters of compassion (ethics) and now rise in the air of logic. Yet the butterfly implies there is another transformation to come.
          Weweteotl, Grandfather of Fire, is one of the five natural forces in Toltec mythology. As an Elder, he has his own sense of time and way of doing things. In describing him, Sanchez writes of "impeccability," meaning a state of being without error. His fire can burn away what is unimportant - the excess and rubbish that hide the gem inside. Integrity and truth will remain, in the same way the lotus flower opens to the sun.

4 comments:

  1. Great combination. Burning down excessive inner chatter which often leads to nowhere will result in a confident thought and or idea and a self assured new beginning
    Hugs

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    1. Yep, the "over-analysis that leads to paralysis!" :)

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  2. Huh, I never thought about what the elevated lotus pose meant, beyond the need to tighten my bandhas and use my abdominals! Thank you for that insight :)

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    1. I can talk about it, but I can't do it! LOL

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