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, October 17, 2016

Look at the Pieces

From the Japaridze Tarot, Love (Lovers); from the Holitzka I Ching, Hexagram 62:
           Instead of two lovers, the Japaridze card shows a pixelated heart over a human form. The companion booklet describes this card as an ethical or moral choice. The pixels remind me how complex human beings are. We are made up of millions of experiences that shape our ideas and beliefs. Judging someone only by the outside will miss all the bits of information on the inside. Taking the time to get to know someone - their values, goals and motivations - could completely change my mind about them (one way or the other). Hexagram 62 is often called 'Small Powers' and refers to how the small, seemingly insignificant things are important. It warns that one should read between the lines and notice the parts that make up the whole. I think when it comes to people, one of the easiest ways to do this is to simply observe their actions and how they respond to life's ups and downs.

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    1. Lots of corners to hide the truth in. :)

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  2. When we open our hearts we don't have to worry about walking a tightrope.

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    1. No we don't, but it can be a little scary sometimes!

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  3. Taking the time to get to know one another... that requires a less hurried and busy lifestyle and a genuine interest in people.
    If I do get to know people more intimate they often surprise me in a good way. This says a lot about me, doesn't it :D

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    1. Your comment reminds me of a quote from John Steinbeck:
      "I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen."

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  4. The artwork in the lovers card reminds me of a Paul Klee painting. I like this lovers - the multiplicity of pixel/colours might also point to the many forms of love there are besides just young romance. Love kaleidoscopic - each relationship beautiful in its own way.

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    1. That's a good point - love is complex with many layers, and it can come in many forms. :)

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