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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


From the Greenwood Tarot, the Nine of Stones (Pentacles); from the Shaman's Oracle, "Shaman of Tradition:"
          Potter gives her tarot card the keyword "tradition" which aligns with the Shaman of Tradition. I looked up the word on dictionary.reference.com for a definition and found "the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice." I honestly don't think I have any traditions, at least not family ones. But the man in the Greenwood card is surrounded by stones, not by people, and I am reminded wisdom comes from different sources. The SO's companion book states the shaman, "draws on the deep-rooted customs of the land" - could that include the earth and all of nature too? If so, then I have been given traditions by my larger family.


  1. I think the wisdom of the land is a great source for finding traditions. You know how I am often astonished by the remnants, of our distant past, we still can find in our daily life, We find our roots in language, in customs and of course in the actual land. We grow our food in the same soil, breath the same air and drink the same water. That must mean something :)

    1. You make a very good point, Ellen. And the earth is the "keeper of the bones." :)