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, January 27, 2016

Seeking Information

From the Daniloff Tarot, the Page of Swords; from the Kuan Yin Sticks, Verse 98:
          I went in search of the symbol of the raven with a ring in its beak and found the story of Matyas Corvinus. After several Hungarian kings died in succession, just one option was left - a young boy living in Prague. His mother sent a ring to him via a raven as a symbol that he was to become the new ruler. The bird and ring would later become a part of his crest. Matyas was a true Renaissance king who patronized the arts, but he was well-loved for his compassion and care of the common man. He would dress as a commoner and spy on the nobles to see how they treated his people (thus his comparison to the Page of Swords). I prefer this side of the Page, one who seeks out information for justice rather than personal gain.
          The 98th Verse reads:
Plans and ambitions will be delayed, and whining will only add to your cares. Like a bird that has flown straight into a trap, you await a benevolent one to release the snare.
Most of the tarot court cards are known for passionate or hasty behavior, with the exception of the Coins suit. Especially when a conflict exists or a wrong needs to be righted, there is a feeling that things need to be squared away as soon as possible. But uncovering the truth, at least all sides and perspectives, requires time and patience. Making a judgment call before all the evidence is in can put me in the same position as the snared bird.  


  1. I agree patience in a virtue in finding the truth but sometimes we just have to sever the knot to to come to an honest and fair solution. even though it might hurt someones feelings
    Not that I am such a skilled knot cutter :D

    1. I agree, though I would hope I would take the time to look at both sides before I cut that knot! :)