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, February 7, 2015

Lopping Off Relationships

From the Deck of the Bastard, the Four of Pentacles; from the Marseille Oracle, "Troubles:"
          Like the fellow in the RWS Four of Swords, this king has found a place of solitude, away from people. But in the Four of Pentacles, the king seeks stability and security of his resources: time, energy, health and finances. Yet he seems to be over-protective almost to the point of paranoia. Time to get practical and look at the facts (reality) rather than assumptions or fears.
          The Marseille Oracle image shows a framed bow saw; the frame allowed the use of thinner blades often needed to make curved cuts. The keyword "troubles" is given with the explanation that a relationship is being severed. Is this a situation where there is an unhealthy dependence, or where there is manipulative control? If so, then it is time to put the saw to use. But perhaps it is that one person is stingy when it comes to making time to spend with others. If that's the case, then someone else is liable to be lopping off a one-sided relationship.


  1. This reminds me of a bible quote: If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away.
    Most of the time a clear cut is better then soft salves and mealymouthed words

    1. I know there are some relationships that need to be terminated, but I wonder how many we unintentionally cut off. I was speaking to a friend who lamented her lost relationships and couldn't understand why these people stopped calling her. The problem was she never reciprocated - it was a one way street!

  2. I've been lopped so many times I don't even hear the saw anymore.

    Rob was a logger, a choke setter to be specific, when we married. Calks, tin pants, Crummy and all.

    1. I would think logging back in the day was pretty dangerous work.