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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Changeable Outcomes

From the Tarot of the Absurd, the Eight of Sticks (Wands); from the Post-Psychedelic Cyberpunk Deck, "The Cat:"
          The Eight of Wands is appropriate for me today. I've got my yearly mammogram at 8:30 this morning; after lunch I'll be chairing the book club, followed by a meeting with a friend (much fun and merriment) and then will be closing the day with another meeting with a woman I mentor. A full day that will keep me hopping. Yet Schrödinger's Cat shows up - a paradox based in quantum physics. The idea is that several states can exist simultaneously as long as we don't look to check. Checking (or measurement) is what limits it to a single possibility. What does this have to do with my hurdle jumpers? I see them (and me) running toward a goal that is set. Yet what if the course we're running gets changed suddenly from a straight path to a curvy, longer road? What if the hurdles get higher? I'm the type that likes to stick to the structure of schedules to get things done, but these two cards suggest I better keep an open mind and be willing to be flexible.

4 comments:

  1. From the sounds of your schedule you are certainly embodying the woman in the Eight today. And while you'll likely add clothing to the mix (!) her zip might be just the ticket. Of course she's heading straight towards that cat who showed up with yesterday's Queen. Perhaps any hurdles you meet today might simply be met with an inscrutable gaze and the mantra, meow ;)

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    1. And those kitties are quite flexible too... :D

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  2. I like Rose's mantra! For me the Eight of Wands often resembles a large todo list. which is exactly the case here. I hope the mammogram didn't bother you for the rest of the day. it must have been a man who invented that torture machine :)

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    1. If someone were to ever invent a penilgram for taking x-rays of that appendage, I imagine a new machine would be in the works pronto! :D

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