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, December 31, 2015

More Doing

From the Gill Tarot, the Queen of Discs; from The Circle, "Responsibility:"
          All the queens nurture in their own way. The Queen of Cups will let you express your feelings and offer comfort; the Queen of Swords can give an objective view and come up with a strategy; and the Queen of Wands will help keep you motivated along the way. But the Queen of Discs is where practical reality lies. Home Depot (a store for home improvement and construction supplies) has a catch phrase that says, "More Saving. More Doing." This queen would change that to "Less whining, thinking and cheering. More doing." She's got a lot of oyster shells at her feet, and she had to open each one in order to find that pearl in her lap. All that time spent in emotional, mental and inspirational effort now needs to be redirected into creating something concrete.
          Americans tend to be fired up about rights, but when someone mentions the other 'R' word (responsibility), we scurry off like cockroaches in a bright light. Our first inclination is to say we're too busy; our second it to try to pay someone else to do it. If we are warned that we need to change our habits, we wait until the inevitable has already happened and then expect someone else to fix the problem. But responsibility reminds me that I am the one who is accountable for my actions. I can't blame or offload the work that needs to be done on anyone else. More Doing indeed.


  1. ain't we something though..It is why I'm sure we've been through countless civilizations.

  2. The Queen of Discs/Pentacles/Earth...my Grail lol.

    1. Sometimes my Q of Pents needs a pointed stick to get me moving, especially on gray, rainy days like today!