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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Explain It

From the Tarot of the Masters, the King of Wands; from the Key to the Kingdom, the Two of Clubs:
          My only quibble with this deck is that I would have enjoyed knowing the paintings used to draw each card. I don't know who this particular king is, but he looks very intent about something. One of Ricklef's affirmations for the King of Wands is: "I have a clear vision of what I want, and I am making it happen." This leader's goals are not hazy or ephemeral but very specific, and he doesn't shy away from doing all he can to reach them successfully. He might be open to helpful suggestions, but I imagine any negative Neds would get the boot. He doesn't want to get stuck in the problems; he wants to find and apply solutions. The verse for the Two of Clubs reads:
 Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree, 
Up went pussycat and down went he, 
Down came pussycat, away Robin ran, 
Says little Robin Redbreast, "Catch me if you can.
The verse is actually a fingerplay - a rhyme that pairs hand movements with the words. It makes me think how often I use my hands to speak, gesturing to underscore the words I say and to explain what I mean. If that King wants to do more than chase his dream, he might need to use something other than words to help people better understand what he wants. Some folks (like me) tend to be more visual than auditory. 


  1. Forgive me please, but with tomorrow being Thanksgiving all I can hear from the King is his dissatisfaction about no whipped cream for his pumpkin pie cause the cat ate the cream. I'm bad.

    1. Heehee, I've been up since 7am making a super-sized squash casserole. My kitties have been patiently watching me because they know I'll have some shredded cheddar left over and will give it to them. :)

  2. I traded the card one on to Griz ages ago and never liked the Riclif one well enough to buy. I've enjoyed them on your blog this week. Did google give you a wonderful surprise today. WHERE THE HELL IS MY DASHBOARD...

    1. If Google keeps "improving" things, I'm not going to know how to post or where my blog is! :D