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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Rhythm of Change

This week I'll be using the Tarot of the Masters, created and self-published by James Ricklef. I'll also be using the Key to the Kingdom, a transformation deck created by Tony Meeuwissen and published by Running Press. Today's draws are the Wheel of Fortune and the Eight of Clubs:
          I believe these dancing ladies are the Pleiades, seven sisters (daughters of Atlas) who were originally companions of Artemis. When Orion starting pursuing them, Zeus turned them into a constellation to protect them. First they're running through forests and along streams, then they're shining down on the earth. The essence of life is impermanence, which can be seen in the seasons and other forms of nature. But there is a deeper form of impermanence: if sensations, emotions and thoughts are observed without attachment, they can be seen to come and go as well. The verse from the Eight of Clubs reads:
The Moon is the world's glass, in which 'twere strange;
If we saw her's, and saw not our own change.
~ Barten Holyday
The poet suggests the changing phases of the moon are a reflection of our own life. Humans are odd because they don't realize that this is a natural cycle and rhythm of things. Both cards remind me to embrace what is, yet be willing to let it go when change comes. Gil Fronsdal wrote, "Change is a central feature of life. It can be exhilarating, frightening, exhausting, or relieving. It can spark sadness or happiness, resistance or grasping." May I rest peacefully today with whatever arrives on my doorstep.

4 comments:

  1. The Wheel of dancers does remind me of The Pleiades as well. Those eight of clubs(wands)might possibly be an arriving message at your doorstep; hopefully Thanksgiving tidings! Be well.

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    1. I'll definitely open the door for good tidings! :)

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