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, October 18, 2015

As the Tray Turns

This week I'll be using the Tarot of the Master, a recolored version of Giovanni Vacchetta's original deck published by Lo Scarabeo. Paired with it will be the Geomancy Cards, a digital deck I created for myself. Today's draws are the Six of Chalices and "Puella:"
          The little tiered table the cups sit on remind me of a Lazy Susan, a revolving server tray. The keyword "memory" has been assigned to this card, and reminds me that I have every experience of my life tucked away somewhere inside my gray matter. As the tray turns, which cup will I choose to sip from? From the Geomancy Cards was chosen "Puella" (girl), a figure that suggests happiness and peace. It is connected to Venus, which further adds pleasure, beauty and tenderness to its meaning. Unfortunately I have plenty of memories that have nothing to do with any of these words, so Puella cautions me to be careful of the chalice I choose. Dwelling on a memory of fear can lead to neurotic worry; a flashback to anger can produce a simmering resentment. I have the power to guide my mind to more beneficial places, to thoughts that can help open my heart and mind rather than close them. It seems a shame not to use those reins.

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  1. I find the notion we can chose which memories we want to dwell on a very comforting one. We can even pull those reins if we stray form the "happy path" into the dark forest. :)

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    1. I had someone imply that in order not to repeat mistakes, I shouldn't try and shut out the "dark forest." I told them that wasn't even possible, as those memories are indelibly inscribed on my brain. But just because they're there doesn't mean I need to swim in those shark-infested waters! :)

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    1. I wish those for you as well, my friend. :)

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  3. Look at that lovely geomancy deck!! Forget memories for today and revel in the fact of the present moment that has unfolded across this post-- you are a woman of many talents and great heart.

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    1. If I can be mindful of the present moment, that should fill my brain to the brim. Thank you Rose. :) But there are tender memories that warm my heart and let it open, and I will attend to those as well.

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  4. Ah, having just commented on how beautiful your geomancy cards are on the next post, I didn't realise they were yours :) And yes, we can choose our memories, using those reins to guide ourselves to a better state of mind!

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    1. Yes, I have to make a conscious choice, otherwise the good memories slide out like teflon, and the bad ones stick like velcro! :D

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