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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Between Wolf and Dog

From the Le Veritable Tarot de Marseille, the Moon; from the Greek Alphabet Runes, Omicron:
          I've been reading a novel by Karen White called Flight Patterns, and in it she uses the phrase "between wolf and dog." The saying refers to the time of day when it is neither light nor dark, but somewhere in between. What is perceived may be not be reality, just as a wolf might be believed to be a dog or vice versa. Bursten suggests a similar meaning of this card - a truth partially obscured. There is a natural feeling of uneasiness; most folks don't like being unsure about things and living in limbo. Added to that is the Greek letter Omicron. Almost all of the Greek letters have been used in math or science except this one. It is too similar to the letter 'o' and the number zero, and therefore it would only cause confusion. Its oracular meaning is thus a lack of discernment. Both of these draws imply a need to recognize that clarity is a issue. I don't need to be paranoid, but neither do I need to put a bag over my head. Simply staying awake and paying attention is enough for now.


  1. This uncertainty feels like sitting on a swing sometimes; Wolf. dog wolf, dog wolf... Which one is real? Or are they both one part real and one part illusion. Maybe a "Dolf" is born :D

    1. Shifting sand... one minute things seem stable, and the next you're sliding sideways.