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, October 23, 2015

Flying Hourglass

From the Tarot of the Master, the King of Coins; from the Geomancy Cards, "Caput Draconis:"
           I bet this King of Coins has callouses on his hands. Instead of sitting on a comfy throne, he is busy engraving his own coins. You would think he would want a picture of himself on them, but looking at the wall, it appears his coins are decorated with a winged hourglass. If he were a young man, I would guess his message was "time is money;" yet his age makes me believe it is a reminder that "time flies." Don't waste a precious moment of it, he would tell me, embrace even those parts that seem hard and challenging. This material world is meant to be engaged with fully.
On the eve of autumn
I find myself standing still,
Drinking in the smell of tea olives in bloom.
Their heady fragrance makes me smile,
And I suddenly become aware
Of the many gifts of Creation
That lighten my heart.
          Caput Draconis (head of the dragon) is associated with doorways of opportunity. This figure is connected with the North Node, where the path of the Moon meets the path of the Sun and eclipses occur. Like an eclipse, it is a moment that is brief; the window of time will eventually close and I'll lose my chance. Self-absorption is like wearing a bag over my head. Again the King reminds me: pay attention, use your senses and drink in the beauty and wonder while you can. 


  1. Great thoughts this week. As always..but I'm enjoying the pairing.

    1. Thanks my friend; I've enjoyed using these two this week. :)

  2. Worrying about everything is often the greatest time consumer. The only time we have is Now. So let's enjoy it and be grateful for it!
    Thanks for the reminder my friend!

    1. Amen. :) This king made me want to wake up all my senses and revel in all of them.

  3. Lovely poem. By your sweet self, I'm assuming?