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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wake Up, Get Moving

From the Morgan-Greer Tarot, Judgment; from the Gods and Titans/Goddesses and Sirens Oracles comes Achilles:
          The Judgment card shows a family waking up from a crypt as an illustration of being reborn in mind and heart. Often we see but do not pay attention; we hear but we do not actually listen. We all experience moments when we could wake up but choose not to for a variety of reasons. Yet when we do pause and let that understanding seep into us, it can be life changing. Achilles' appearance brings a message to have confidence in what is undertaken. This demigod was dipped in the River Styx to keep him from being killed in battle, though the foot his mother held him by left him vulnerable. Though Achilles was a fierce warrior and seemed unable to be defeated, a seer had predicted he would die heroically in a battle against the Trojans. However fear did not stop him in his effort to win the war. We all have an Achilles heel that makes us vulnerable, yet we also have gifts and talents we need to share. In the words of Norman Vincent Peale: "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."

8 comments:

  1. I will have to take the words of N.V.Peale to heart. Lately I feel like I ma one big Achilles heel and I am fed up with it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In the words of Pema Chodron, "Don't believe everything you think." (((E)))

      Delete
  2. That's a lot of yellow in both cards. Definitely get up and get going energy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Also a symbol of the mind. :) Understand then do!

      Delete
  3. I'm reading your blog with one eye closed, I'm having trouble with all the warriors in seeming black rage.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great post chimes with a lot of what I have been thinking this week but you express it so well!

    ReplyDelete