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, February 17, 2016

Refilling Station

From the Hoi Polloi Tarot, the Ten of Cups; from the  I Ching Pack, Hexagram 38:
          I suppose it's my biblical upbringing, but when I see a rainbow I think of a promise made. The Ten of Cups is a fulfilled commitment of love among families and friends. Whether the best of times or the worst of times, there is emotional security when you know someone has your back . But regardless of such pledges, no one can draw from an empty well. Hexagram 38 has been given the keyword "estrangement" with the card's image of fledglings being sent off on their own. The past few days have been rather grueling for me in dealing with the emotional situations of of those I care about. Sometimes the best way to recharge my battery is to separate myself briefly. This is not some sort of passive-aggressive punishment, but a chance for me to rest, laugh and heal. I can refill my own cup so that I have plenty to share again. The book speaks of taking small steps toward the warmth and joy of reconciliation, and I think such a break might be what will help me successfully accomplish that.

6 comments:

  1. I love the Ten of Cups, speaks to me of happy days now and remembered. I noticed the four people and then there are four birds.

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    1. Hard not to be happy with the Ten of Cups! :)

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  2. Sending some virtual tea and sweetness your way, my friend. I might read this particular depiction of Hexagram 38 as being the shadow side of the Ten of Cups.

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    1. Thank you for the tea, my friend! I can see how that hexagram could represent the shadow of the Ten too. :)

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  3. Hello! I'm dropping by to say thanks for your blog! For a newbie to the tarot world, it's a gold mine, a smorgasbord of delights, a treasure trove of information..so very helpful, and I love how you relate the cards to situations in your life. I visit daily. Take care, Angie from Durban, South Africa xx

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    1. Angie, it's so good to "meet" you! Thank you for your kind words, and I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

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