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

Friday, June 5, 2015

Good Plans and Bad

From the Whimsical Tarot, the Five of Swords; from the Over the Moon Oracle, "Family:"
          The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the story behind the Five of Swords. Hired by the town to lure the rats away with his magic flute, the piper retaliated by luring the children away when the citizens refused to pay him. I'm sure the townspeople thought they were smart to trick the piper - until their offspring disappeared. Trying to outfox someone might be a good plan in a chess game, but living life with this mindset can lead to disastrous relationships (individual or group). Contrast this card with the Family card (Ten of Hearts). Can you imagine trying to out-love another person instead of outsmart them? As Louis Armstrong sang, "What a wonderful world."

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  1. I'd forgotten all about the reason behind the children filing out of town behind the piper. There is probably a second story where he pays the town to take them back please...

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  2. "Out love" somebody I wonder if I would like to be out loved. Feels a bit pushy, too much, to me but I do get where you are coming from :)


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    1. I suppose there is a false, manipulative kind of love, but that to me isn't really love at all. :)

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  3. Bev, out-loving one another would be Heaven. <3 I'm all for that!

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    1. Wouldn't that turn the world on its head? :D

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  4. It would make John Lennon's song " Imagine " a reality. <3

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