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

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pennies in my Pocket

From the Ship of Fools Tarot, the Ace of Coins; from the Wisdom of the Four Winds, Air:
          This fellow pulls a giant coin over rough terrain, which fits with the gift of physical resources and the effort needed to make wise use of them. Most everyone wants their money to accrue interest, their bodies to be healthy and their time and energy not to be wasted. But how can we develop and create something tangible with the portion we've received? The media would have us compare ourselves with what others have, tempting us with the thought that we need something in particular to make us feel secure and fulfilled. But the freedom of the Air card suggests that we don't need to reduce our possibilities down to the size of a thimble. An open mind can widen and hold infinite opportunities instead of only a few.
Beginner’s mind is Zen practice in action. It is the mind that is innocent of preconceptions and expectations, judgments and prejudices. Beginner’s mind is just present to explore and observe and see “things as they are.” Zenkei Blanche Hartman


  1. I belief if we would give this coin to a child he would start to play without giving it another thought. He would experiment and just have fun with it. No lack of time or energy just being in the moment.
    I hope you are doing well my friend

    1. Yep, rigid over-planning can take the enjoyment right out of it.
      We're hanging in there, thanks Ellen.

  2. I am in a mood today, I see it as an arrogant display of his giant coin. Maybe I need to disconnect and go cloud watching.

    1. I love cloud watching! Hope your day brightens up soon. :)