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

Monday, August 24, 2015

Purple Kool-aid Dragons

From the Fey Tarot, the Seven of Cups; from the I Misteri della Sibilla, "Married Woman:"
          Whoa, what kind of drug did someone put in this fellow's drink? He's hallucinating a purple kool-aid dragon; the beast has appeared like Aladdin's genie from the lamp. What will the fey ask for? The dragon gives him a warning before he responds: "Remember who you are" (spoken in a James Earl Jones voice, of course). Who the fey thinks he is will invariably influence what he thinks will fulfill him. With the Married Woman card showing up right behind the Seven of Cups, I am prompted to consider how I would reply. Am I just a wife, mother and daughter? Should I view myself through my spiritual affiliation, economic class, skin color or country in which I live? I believe it is much deeper than any of those simple explanations. I am a small part of a much larger whole, something beyond limits and boundaries. If I choose my cup from that open, spacious place, I think it will make both me and the dragon happy (even after the drugs wear off).

6 comments:

  1. The older I get the better I can see me behind the parts I've played in my life.

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    1. Age does help in seeing from a different perspective. :0

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  2. That's quite a trippy Seven of Cups. One can only imagine who the married woman would identify as were she to drink from that cup lol ;)

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    1. It reminded me of Tom Wolfe's book "The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test" - trippy indeed! :D

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    1. Spiked kool-aid will have that effect. :D

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