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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

No Swimming Allowed

From the Tarot of the Absurd, the King of Coins; from the Post-Psychedelic Cyberpunk Deck, "The Endless Bridge:"
          This King has a strand of beads in one hand while a coin floats above the other. Though he has his eyes closed, I would bet he's not using the beads as a mala but as some form of abacus. The King is keeping an account of the many people, places and things for which he's responsible. Though he's an investment and financial wizard, he's well aware that what is not maintained or cared for can slip through his fingers.
          The Endless Bridge represents a safe passage over turbulent chaos. Like his calm and composed brother (the King of Cups), it's suggested by this card to stay out of the murky, emotional waters that might cause unwise decisions and actions. I can think of two possibilities that might fit this warning. The first is the approaching holidays, and the desire to buy gifts for those I care about (an easy way for me to go over my budget if I'm not mindful). The second has to do with a thunderstorm we had the day before yesterday; it produced a bolt of lightning that ran into our house. We are just now discovering items (TV, computer) it zapped. The wise choice would to contact our insurance agent, fill out the papers and let them pay for new things rather than rushing out to buy them ourselves. "Stay on the bridge and out of the water" sounds like a good mantra for today.

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  1. Love this mantra too!!
    I hope the insurance won't give you a lot of trouble. I hate it when electrical appliances etc brake down. Yesterday I had to buy a new microwave oven since my own had given up after twelve years of loyal service.
    I know how much you dislike the preparation for the holidays so perhaps you should frame this mantra and put it up somewhere as a reminder for the coming weeks :)

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    1. The insurance folks shouldn't fuss, since the surge from the lightning is what fried everything. My daughter was wearing earbuds at the time and got a shock! And yes, I need to post that mantra where I'll see it before the holidays. :)

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  2. A hug is in order, my dear. Then a nice cuppa and chat with your feet up. Wishing you access to that refuge bridge whenever you need it.

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    1. Thanks my friend. A good hug is always welcome!

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  3. that happened to us in the 80's, lightning hit the mailbox of our next door neighbor and ran up the underground lines. It fried and blew the knobs off their electronics, and blew out our brand new TV. Way below our deductible, but we were very cross. Use the time to ween yourselves :)

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    1. We just talked to our agent, and like you guys, the cost to replace the things we lost is still below our deductible.

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