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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Power of a Bridge

From the Tarot of the Crone, the Two of Disks; from Transforming Dragons, Suboc:
Two to share the effort.
Two to know a bond.
The power of a bridge. 
          The usual RWS version of the Two of Pentacles shows a person trying to juggle two disks, implying that obligations are on overload and affecting one's time, health, energy and finances. It's one of those situations where what you're doing is working, but you know you can't keep the pace up forever. Enter Suboc, who is the dragon of emotional heaviness and who believes in isolation because "this is no one else's business." His mindset only makes the overload situation worse. Yet in Lorenzi-Prince's card, one hand stretches across a barrier to help. Thank goodness.
          My MIL has been back in the hospital for almost a week with excruciating pain, especially when moved. They've run every test known to man, including scans and x-rays with no results. The hospital is about to kick her out since they feel they've done all they can, but we're terrified of how to take care of her if she's sent back home in such constant pain. A social worker there (a young woman who used to work at our restaurant many years ago as a teen) has gotten involved and is trying to contact nursing homes in the area. We've been on a waiting list for all of them for over a year, yet none have had any openings. She has contacted them all, but only our least favorite is willing to make a space. Yet yesterday, the home's director came up to the hospital to meet my MIL and my husband. That meeting changed everyone's attitude. She will only have 20 days there, and then we will be juggling again. But, it's 20 days that will allow everyone to take a deep breath and relax briefly.


  1. Wow. Tough position. I had a client who rebroke her hip about 10 days after the replacement. Took 3 days for the staff to figure out what had happened. Wishing peace for you all.

    1. I've been channeling you my friend, during all of this. :)
      They think the original hip break might have set into motion a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis, which they say they can't treat because of her age. But this morning they found a large lump on her back that suddenly appeared. We'll be going down the rabbit hole again...

  2. Coming from another person who helped and nursed aging parents, if you get 1,2, or 20 days off, take them and have no misgivings. Be Well