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, March 16, 2016

Fruits of Relationships

From the Tarot of the Hidden Realm, the Ten of Cups; from the Heart of Faerie, the Mush Mob:
          Moore writes that this elder fairy uses rose, lavender and frankincense for a magical blessing. The rose might represent love of all varieties; the lavender could symbolize peace, and the frankincense may signify purification (health and sacred space). As the aroma arises, she sends out benevolent thoughts to those she cares for and loves. Having a group of people to love and be loved by implies this woman has a wisdom of relationships that allows her to nurture each one. Her blessing reminds me of the Buddhist metta/maitri (loving-kindness) meditation, typically said for those we love, those we feel neutral toward, and those with whom we have difficulty loving (the Theravada tradition suggests starting with oneself) :
May you be happy
May you be peaceful
May you live with ease.
May you be safe. 
          The Faerie card for today is one that is without a name or number, thus it is open for free interpretation. I call it the "Mush Mob" because they look like a group of mushrooms. What we see is actually the fruit produced by the fungus. All mushrooms, whether agarics, boletes, puffballs, stinkhorns, or morels, require certain conditions to grow. Likewise, I must be aware of what I do (or don't do) that will help to develop, nurture and sustain the many relationships I've been blessed with.

9 comments:

  1. Your pot stirrer is looking backward. People change and don't fit our expectations or comfort level any more. Mush people. Just like a real mushroom hunt, you have to see one first, then you realize you are standing in a forest of them. Little tricksters..

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    1. There have been friends that have come and gone in my life; I try to realize that in most cases our relationship has drifted because our interests have diverged. No need to hate them for that.

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  2. The Elder Fairy should not turn her back on the little beasties. Gather them up and deal with them

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  3. My first thought was she would put all the mush kids in her stew but since she is so wise is suppose she can tell the edible from the poisoned ones. I wish I would know the difference too

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    1. Sounds like possible relationships - could be healthy or poisonous!

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  4. Some times the people I most dislike are the ones I have the most to learn from. Others I really do need to walk away or even run away from!

    Great post Bev. <3

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    1. Now that is an attitude of gratitude for sure!

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