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, January 1, 2017

Cusp of Darkness

This week I'll be using Tarot of the Secret Forest, created by Lucia Mattioli and published by Lo Scarabeo. I'll also be drawing from the Faeries' Oracle created by Brian Froud with text by Jessica Macbeth; it was published by Simon & Schuster. Today's cards are the Eight of Wands and the Dark Lady:
           A flower has ended its life cycle, and now seeds from its head float to the ground. Hopefully they will find good soil, and some of the seeds will sprout in the spring. The squirrel seems to know he only has a limited time to harvest from the forest his food supply for the winter. Everything is in motion because time is of the essence. There is the sound of scurrying everywhere in the woods. The Dark Lady has come and soon their will be an ending and stillness. Once burrowed in their winter homes, the dark season will be used not just to surrender but to regenerate. The hidden world of self will be explored, looking for what needs to torn down and what needs to be rebuilt. The author makes the suggestion to "meditate, retreat, seek serenity and inner peace."

Peace to you and and all beings everywhere in the new year.

8 comments:

  1. Peace be with you to my dear Friend.
    Happy new year!

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    1. Hope your 2017 is filled with good health and happiness!

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  2. time is of the essence. Love that take on the 8 of wands

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  3. Happy 2017 Bev!

    Just to let you know that I finished Sketch 52 for 2015, and put my final page and the overview of our last 4 weeks up with your drawings. Yippee, onward to new horizons.

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    1. Same to you my friend. And congratulations on finishing the challenge - well done you! Look forward to seeing what you do next. :)

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