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, July 27, 2016

Exit Strategy

From the Norse Tarot, the Princess (Page) of Wands; from the Wolf Pack, Children:
          Sometimes as we grow older, we gain wisdom; on the other hand, it can also bring a tendency to stick to the old ways of thinking and doing things. And while it's not a bad idea to look to past experience for help in the present, it can dig a deeper rut if "how it's always been done" is no longer working. Barrett describes this Princess/Page as holding aloft a torch to light the way to an exit of a cave. She found the way out (a solution) because she is an explorer willing to take a few risks. Now the question is whether to sit in the dark or walk towards the light. The Children card from the Wolf Pack suggests seeing through a child's eyes. Most children (at least those who haven't been raised in neglect, abuse or ongoing trauma) are optimistic and eager to try anything new. Curiosity replaces fear, and enthusiasm replaces apathy. I'm sure they'll be right by the side of that Princess as she makes her way out of the cave.

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  1. Your wolf pack card resembles my Child of Earth for today :)
    As for the Page I've installed the update for Windows 10 last Monday and I am trying to become just as familiar with it as I was with Windows 7. Keep those brain cells working!

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    1. Now that's definitely a good way to keep those neurons firing! :) Good luck!

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  2. Kind of like kitten eyes. Kittens are open-eyed with wonder. Cats are careful-eyed

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    1. Maybe its an age or life experience thing...

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  3. Those young wolves, full of wide eyed wonder. They can help us find our way out of the grayness of disappointment and disillusion.

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    1. Yes, that openness and curiosity can help us see more possibilities and uncover more opportunities for sure!

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