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
Saturday, March 4, 2017
From the Touchstone Tarot, the Knight of Coins; from the John Waterhouse Oracle, Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion:
This fellow is a well-traveled knight judging by the looks of that globe behind him. Possibly his sketchbook is full of people and places he has visited on his journeys. His arrival (and the hourglass) is a push to get moving and put my hand to the plow. Yet even he would toss out phrases like "Make haste slowly" and "Move at the speed of guidance." He obviously knew of Tristan, a knight who was to escort a promised bride (Isolde) to a king. Along the way, they both drank of a love potion meant for the soon to be wedded couple and fell for each other. Tristan, being loyal to his king, didn't follow his heart; this tale of romance did not have a happy ending. Some versions of the story say the two drinking the potion was accidental, but others say Isolde chose to give it to Tristan. The first card suggests making progress, but the second cautions to keep a close eye on details along the way. Not all choices can be undone once made.