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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Crabby and Indecisive

This week I'll be using the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, created by David Sheridan and Alfred Douglas and published by Sheridan Douglas Press. The oracle deck I'll be using is Pages of Shustah, created by Ann Manser and Cecil North and published by Shustah Inc. Today's draws are the Seven of Cups and the Sign of Cancer:
          This is an interesting take on the Seven of Cups; six chalices rest at his feet while another sits farther away. It is always tempting to take what is the easiest to reach, what will require the least effort. But what if that golden cup is the one that contains a joy that is lasting? I ran into an old friend yesterday at the bank; I had been a substitute teacher for her years ago at a small Catholic elementary school. She told me that they desperately needed substitutes for the coming year and asked me to consider it. I told her I would think about it, but my internal reaction was to groan. Which brings me to the Cancer card, a sign known for its emotional sensitivity and tendency to retreat to the comforts of home when things get difficult. I've spent the last several years overwhelmed with the care of other people; I find the idea of hiding contentedly in my shell a welcome reprieve. Yet there's an opportunity hanging in the near future, and I'm not quite sure what to do about it.


  1. Perhaps if you really like it you could try it but don't forget to keep parts of the week to retreat in you shell. It might be necessary to set some solid boundaries in the beginning

    1. That's the hard part about being "on call." :D But as you suggested, I could make a request to keep certain days open. My biggest problem if I said yes is that I no longer have any dress clothes to wear!

    2. Are dresses a must if you are a teacher?!

    3. No, but at this stage in life I'm down to jeans and tee shirts. :)

    4. Hihi Me too! This might be a good excuse to treat yourself to a nice but comfortable new outfit :D