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

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Grace and Mercy

From the Restored Order Tarot, the Six of Pentacles; from the Oracle of Kabbalah, Hei:
          The keyword given for this card (genade) means grace or mercy. The wealthy fellow is merciful (tenderhearted, compassionate and kind) because he shares his resources with those who don't have enough. The men who receive are filled with grace - "an abundance of gratitude for something freely given" as Katherine Osment defines it. Both giver and receivers are blessed, which probably explains why the scales are balanced. I think here in America we get too caught up in discussions about who should give and who is worthy to receive; we end up missing the meaning of grace and mercy altogether. The Hebrew letter Hei means 'behold,' a word often used to draw one's attention to something. It is like a loud noise that breaks through my mental chatter and my self-centered focus. Hei invites me to pause and look around at what I might be overlooking, such as an opportunity be merciful or experience grace.


  1. It would be great if we could remember both to give and to receive at least once a day.

    1. It would definitely make for a more balanced life. :)