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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Patient Presentations

From the Fountain Tarot, the Five of Swords; from the Devas of Creation, Saturn:
          A man balances precariously on two swords while holding three others. Anyone can see this isn't going to end well. The shadows in the background are the folks with whom he's battled intellectually and won, but it doesn't look like his victory will be a happy one. The booklet suggests making sure I am not short-sighted and can see the bigger picture when I disagree with others. Before I argue my case, I need to make sure I can live with the outcome, and that my choices reflect my personal integrity. But above all, I need to present my side respectfully and without intimidation. Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture; his Greek counterpart was known as Cronus ("time"). The astronomical symbol of the planet was meant to represent this god's sickle of harvest. Patience is the message this deva brings. It takes time to present and hear different viewpoints, yet to understand with a wider perspective it is necessary. Patience is not my strong suit, but it sure beats balancing on sword hilts.

8 comments:

  1. I used to be very predominant in discussions, always fighting to be right and maintaining control but there was always a cost and over time I've learned that it often isn't worth it at all.
    P.S. I love the Guidebook of this deck!

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    1. Definitely not worth what it costs.
      I too think the guidebook of this deck is great; the artwork is nice, but the key phrases and meanings in the booklet are what make it a keeper!

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  2. I can't even begin to count the number of times I have heard "patience is a virtue."

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    1. That feeling of frustration is my red flag.

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  3. while you are being patience, tell me what the hell bigly means.

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    1. Adv.: a swelling blustering manner
      Trump communicates bigly, no matter what the media.
      :D

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  4. I agree Ellen the costs are out of all proportion to the fleeting moment of being right. i have learned it's easier to say nothing than disagree although maybe that's unhealthy too.

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    1. I don't mind disagreeing, I just have to be careful I don't get caught up trying to make someone else believe I'm right (that evangelical zeal can bite you in the bum!). :)

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