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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Candle Carrier

From the Japaridze Tarot, the Queen of Fire (Wands); from the Holitzka I Ching, Hexagram 17:
          This woman's candle lights the way for herself and others. The flame represents her passion and enthusiasm - what inspires and moves her to action. Yet because she is a queen, she is also a nurturer who wants others to find their flames too. Buddha stated: "It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same." The Queen knows sharing will create more light, not less. Hexagram 17 is often entitled 'Adapting,' and refers to being flexible enough to happily be a guide or a follower. The point is not who gets to be the leader, but making progress without the interference of the ego. When there's no personal ladder to climb, everyone benefits.

11 comments:

  1. Sharing light creates more light; sharing love creates more love. What a beautiful message to take with me into the weekend
    Thank you!!!

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    1. The complete opposite of what our society usually promotes. :)

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    1. Actions always speak louder than words. Your 'en'lightening ways are sure to help.
      Also I check the eagle cam and the parents are starting to visit the nest again. Thanks you for sharing that information about the eagles earlier this year.

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    2. Good point about showing rather than just telling. Thanks for the reminder about the eagles!

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  3. Sharing fire and light - wonderful. That's a beautiful rendition of the queen of wands/fire

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    1. I love this painting of the Queen of Wands!

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  4. I find it odd to see a Queen of Wands dressed in grey. Yet, her posture and the light around her are wonderful, and your description is beautiful. Though that candle looks like it could get out of control at a moments notice! A torch flame, indeed, that shines fiercer and brighter than you might expect - much like the Queen of Wands :)

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    1. Maybe her gown is flame retardant. :) Looking at the hem line, you can see a peek of the inner lining which appears to be red.

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