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, July 4, 2016

Temporary Shelter

From the Le Veritable Tarot de Marseille, the Six of Swords; from the Greek Alphabet Runes, Theta:
          According to Bursten, Swords represent defense and boundaries while Sixes suggest an ongoing method that is now running smoothly. The center flower looks like the bloom of a peace lily, an evergreen tropical plant (and one often sent to people after a loved one has died). The four tightly closed buds outside the swords make me wonder if all the energy is being channeled to keep the peace. If so, there may be none left over to do much else (such as allowing the buds to open). I took a car ride yesterday for the first time since the wreck. When my husband drove by the site of the accident, I thought I was going to be ill. Like the protected peace lily, I can feel my body and mind being cocooned while in protection mode. Yet Theta has shown up, a letter used in ancient Greece on ballots to indicate a sentence of death. It's archaic form was written as a cross within a circle, signifying a wheel. It reminds me that my guarded reaction will end, that I won't desire to be insulated forever. This too shall pass.  

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    1. Friday I dropped my daughter off at work then was heading to the grocery store. I was on a busy, four-lane road at a stoplight when a young woman (on her cell phone) plowed into me (never slowed down). Though the airbags sure packed a wallop, they are what saved me from being seriously injured. I'm doing a good impression of an eggplant and mourning my Honda CRV, but I'm grateful my injuries were not more serious.

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    2. ah. Yes, I've seen airbag injuries. The green and yellow stage is particularly fetching. (((*)))

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    3. Ah yes, I'm now at the multi-color stage. :)

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  2. These things take time my friend. It is all about finding the right moment between waiting long enough and waiting too long
    Be well!

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    1. Thank you. :) I think my desire for freedom and activity will win over my fear eventually.

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  3. Time heals all wounds, give Time, time. Healing comes to each us in our own time. That six of swords is the passage of time and the theta hints of the decline of the anxiety. Be Well.

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  4. Holy Moses! ((((Bev)))) Thank God for technology and those airbags... I'm so relieved your okay. Please look after yourself, luv. It'll take a while for the shock to subside. xoxo

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    1. The airbags knocked me senseless - my SIL thought the ER doc had given me heavy drugs when she picked me up. :) But they truly saved me from much worse injury.

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