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

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dance in the Sun, Kiss the Earth

From the Victorian Fairy Tarot, the Sun; from the Haindl Rune Oracle, Wunjo:
          Weatherstone explains that the fairies dance in celebration of the source of light, warmth and growth. The sunflower they are using as a maypole reminds me of its ability to absorb toxic metals and radiation out of the soil. The Sun makes me feel like I've got a chance at a new beginning, a time to see with clarity and focus my energy accordingly. The rune card for the day seems purposefully paired with the Sun; Wunjo is translated as "joy." Look closely at Haindl's painting and you will see a wizard and a rose, an admonition that the happiness is one's own creation. People who understand this concept may seem hermetically sealed from all that's bad in life - stress, worries and woes appear to slide right off of them. But actually they are like the sunflower, able to thrive even in the worst situations. They don't hide from the truth, but seek it out. They choose to do the next right thing even when it would be more beneficial or easier to do what is wrong. They seek out companionship because they know such joy is even better when it spills over to others. It's so much easier for most of us to focus on what is lacking or negative. But Weatherstone reminds me to take a look from a different angle: "You may not fully realize exactly how fortunate you are." Her words are timely: my spiritual principle to work with for March is gratitude.
Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

11 comments:

  1. Another reason to use sunflower as my health icon!

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  2. A number of years back, returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon we drove through Kansas and the highway cut through fields of Sunflowers, mile after mile. What a sight and absolute joy to witness.

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    1. These flowers do have a way of making people not only smile, but pause and slow down too. :)

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  3. I always love to see how they follow the sun during the day to catch the sunlight.
    Gratitude is such a magical spiritual practice!

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    1. Gratitude can unlock a lot of closed doors. :)

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  4. What a beautiful post Bev! I've been thinking lately of planting some of my Sunflower seeds inside to transplant, because I have Spring fever!

    They really do make us happy and positive. I remember many years ago when I was first married we were driving along the country roads of Prince Edward Island. I could see in the distance this incredibly brilliant yellow field. The closer we came I could see it was acres and acres of Sunflowers. I asked my husband to stop.

    We got out and walked into the field of Sunflowers that were over our heads, when I suddenly got the urge to strip off and run through the field of Sunflowers. Wow my serotonin and endorphin levels where at an all time high that day! And now , when I think about having that experience it makes me smile and happy!

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    1. Thanks Cat. :) Seeing a field of sunflowers really is an impressive sight. I'll be curious to know how the sunflowers grown indoors do - sounds like a good idea for those of us with spring fever!

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    2. I just get them started inside in peat pots and ready to plant directly in the earth peat pot and all. They don't like having their roots disturbed. They germinate fast and well it's still a little too early so I'll wait till earth is warm. They don't like being chilly!

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    3. That's a good idea to use the peat pots!

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    4. Oh ya! Only way to go. I loves my peat pots!

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