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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hard Heads

From the Restored Order Tarot, the Five of Wands; from the Oracle of Kabbalah, Tav:
          I chose a hard-headed husband because I needed one. Stubborn as a mule about my ideas, I needed someone who would not back down easily about his. We discuss passionately (no yelling) but respectfully our views with each other, and it helps both of us see new perspectives and understand new information. The Five of Wands is the same sort of bantering. These fellows are in a field of grain, possibly arguing about who to sell it to or for how much. Even heated discussions can be valuable if everyone remembers it's not personal and can stay open-minded enough to recognize a good solution when they hear it. Tav is the final letter in the Hebrew alphabet; it literally means 'seal or stamp' and indicates completeness (as in a stamp or seal of approval). Along with Aleph, the first letter, it creates the word emet, or truth. Tav is a call to face the facts of a situation, for reflection on a process that has ended. If my view isn't lauded as the correct one, will I pout? Or can I be mature enough to feel grateful for having learned something new?

8 comments:

  1. Rob isn't stubborn, but I admire how his mind works so much differently than mine.

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    1. It is a good thing to have someone who doesn't think in the same box as I do! :)

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  2. It feels to me like they rather enjoy this passionate competition of strength...Maybe you and your DH enjoy do this as well.

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    1. We do enjoy our discussions, but we both are careful not to be unkind. Sometimes we just have to agree to disagree!

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  3. Light hearted banter is good for the soul.

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    1. It is! I think it is a sign of friendship. :)

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  4. All showing their 'true colours' different coloured tunics, stockings and boots. Better than living life in camoflage.

    An old prof of mine said it is a big complement when someone respectfully disagrees with you - means they take you seriously.

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    1. In that case, my husband and I complement each other a lot! :D

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