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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fruit from Seeds

From the Greenwood Tarot, the Four of Stones (Pentacles); from the Rune Cards, Jera:
          Rather than make the Four of Stones a miserly card, Potter gives it the meaning of protection. The fawn takes shelter under a dolmen, resting until it becomes stronger and it's legs more stable. This body that carries the mind, emotions and will around needs to be cared for and nurtured. The Jera card corresponds to the time of harvest in the year. What has been done will produce results of one kind or another. Hopefully it will be of a type that is nourishing and beneficial to that fawn.
The law of karma refers to the law of cause and effect: that every volitional act brings about a certain result. If we act motivated by greed, hatred, or delusion, we are planting the seed of suffering; when our acts are motivated by generosity, love, or wisdom, then we are creating the karmic conditions for abundance and happiness. ~ Joseph Goldstein

6 comments:

  1. This post makes me think of a memorable get together with your whole community after having finished the clean-up and rebuilding. A time to remember those who didn't survive, strengthen those who are physical and spiritual hurt and to celebrate life and togetherness

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    1. Now that sounds like a great interpretation! :)

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  2. I am always attracted to and fascinated with standing stones...megaliths, the dance stones, dolmens. I think many are because many of us had to build them in past lives. Then we lived, worshiped and buried family, friends and ourselves beneath them. I have trouble with karma anymore. I think trauma teaches us the lesson of compassion not retribution.

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    1. I don't really believe in 'past lives' sort of karma. But I do believe in being mindful of the seeds I plant and the motivation I plant them with. You are so right about the lessons of trauma; for many, it cracks their hearts wide open.

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  3. I do like potter's original interpretations of the cards her contribution to the 'cannon' deserves greater recognition. Amazing use of colour also...I'm hopeless at art but this deck makes me want to get the paint brushes out and try...

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    1. Her art really draws me in; somehow it seems both earthy and otherworldly. And I agree that her use of color is amazing!

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