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, February 14, 2017

Search with the Flow

From the Morgan-Greer Tarot, the Eight of Cups; from the Gods and Titans/Goddesses and Sirens Oracles, Poseidon:
          I normally see the Eight of Cups as leaving behind an unfulfilling situation or relationship, but today it felt different. I had the distinct feeling the cloaked figure was instead going in search of what would complete the stack of cups; he wasn't abandoning anything, just looking for what would make it whole. Poseidon shows up to give me a heads-up on my search. This Greek god was known for being difficult and moody (he was, after all, responsible for earthquakes). Yet his keyword 'flow' is a hint not to get caught up by any emotional high and low tides, but to ride them out (they won't last forever). It reminded me of something I read by Kathy Kruger: "Fighting for something is very different from railing against the flow. I’ve learned (the hard way) that while it may be worth fighting for something we want rather than giving up, it’s always futile to fight against the way things are and play the battle out in our heads." My search needs to have the Taoist quality of wu-wei - effortless action that moves with the natural ebb and flow cycles.

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  1. Fighting for something is climbing that mountain and searching for the missing cup, yet fighting against the darkness is futile. Maybe he'd better wait until day break?

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    1. I think my 'darkness' would be having a concrete expectation of what that missing piece looks like, instead of hiking out with an open mind. :)

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    2. Even in the dark we are alike :D

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  2. There is always something new to find. Some treasure to behold.

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    1. Just need to keep my eyes and ears (as well as heart and mind) open! :)

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  3. Poseidon is hot. I think Little Red Riding Hood is going to an assignation...

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    1. Heehee, he does seem to be practicing his thrust. :D

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    2. ~Puts back on her 'prim and proper hat~ :D

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