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, January 8, 2016

Persistently Protective

From the Urban Tarot, the Queen of Disks; from the Principles to Live By, "Persistence:"
          Scott calls her Queen of Disks "the Matriarch," and here shows a grandmother celebrating the Passover Seder with her family. This woman nurtures in physical, practical ways. She is both generous and resourceful; her love is manifested through form. This Queen's home always feels like a safe, comfortable cocoon where people can lay down their burdens and relax. But don't mistake her for a mousy pushover, as she is fiercely protective of the people and things she loves. The checked boxes on the Principles disc represent Persistence; to be persistent means I am not easily distracted or discouraged. Neither is the Queen of Pentacles. She may not be as outspoken or in the public eye as the Queen Swords or the Queen of Wands, but there will be no doubt where she thinks change is needed. Scott (in the companion book) slyly suggests investigating what the orange means on the Seder plate (a recent addition to some dinners). I was touched to find out about the story, and how it began with Dr. Susannah Heschel. It's symbolism was meant to include those marginalized from Jewish life - originally the gay community, but eventually all others who feel the sting of ostracism and prejudice. As the writer of the article states, "There are many beautiful colors in our community, and the orange reminds us to keep our hearts and hands open." I think this Queen would heartily agree.

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  1. I love orange. Always the more interesting people :)

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    1. I am grateful for "orange" folks too (though I make an exception with Trump, :D).

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  2. Yay! Orange is our national color. The last name of our Royal family is "From Orange". This color unites the Dutch people at big events like national holidays or sport events

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  3. "Her love is manifested through form"...tucking this wonderful QoP descriptive away to meditate on :)

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    1. May it open a new door to view her from. :)

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  4. "to be persistent means I am not easily distracted or discouraged." I really love this definition. I'm sure along side her persistence, is both trust and prayer. I love this illustration, and a great post Bev!

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    1. Thanks Catherine! Trust is another one of the principles in my set. :)

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