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, February 5, 2017

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This week I'll be using the Tarot of Timeless Truth, a book and deck set created and self-published by Leila Vey. I'll also be using the Shaman's Oracle, created by Wil Kinghan with text by John Matthews and published by Watkins. Today's draws are the Nine of Pentacles and the Ancestor of Knowing:
          This young woman has led a disciplined life, worked hard and lived practically. As a result, she's become self-sufficient and independent with time for other interests. Yet she still relies on her own skills and down-to-earth knowledge rather than turning over her life to someone else's care. The Ancestor of Knowing (not a ladybug drawing but an owl) offers a gentle warning. When we have made progress in our lives, it is easy to look at others and expect the same from them. But this Ancestor suggests while we think we many know a person or situation, we don't. We may be making assumptions that aren't true or have expectations that aren't possible. What we've experienced in life may be totally different from another person's experience, creating two totally different perspectives. I can't help but think of Trump's idea to stomp out violence in the inner city of Chicago with more violence. He might do better to understand why the proliferation of gangs started in the first place, but to do that he's going to have to see from someone else's perspective rather than his own. I have grave doubts about his ability to do that.
One person's craziness is another person's reality. 
Tim Burton

10 comments:

  1. My first thought was the 'Knowing' card was actually the aura of the gal in the Nine of Pentacles.

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    1. Now that's a subject I know nothing about. :)

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  2. Just noticed the horizontal line - ancestor of knowing looking below the surface to understand...

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    1. Totally missed that line - thanks for pointing it out. :)

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  3. I totally agree with you. To put themselves in someone else's shoes requires empathy... something Trump sorely lacks.

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    1. It's as if he wants to not only start a civil war here, but also a war with nations around the world. He is, I fear, completely insane.

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    2. Look up "narcissistic sociopath"... He's the poster-child of the definition. http://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/sociopath/beware-the-narcissistic-sociopath/

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    3. He definitely fits well into the DSM's categories for Narcissistic Personality Disorder!

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  4. Your next two posts the Oracle cards blended incredibly well with the tarot cards, in terms of titles/meanings at least. As for today's, I just can't get over the insane lady bug/owl - no way this deck is going on my wishlist, lol. Fat, orange, and with mad eyes, it's no wonder you were triggered to think of Trump! :D

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    1. Heehee, it DOES look quite like him (including his overly large personality)! :D

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