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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Taking It In Stride

From the Tyldwick Tarot, the Wheel of Fortune; from the Antiquarian Lenormand, the Lily:
          This Wheel of Fortune garden has two types of plants: annuals that die each year (some of the flowers and herbs) and perennials that will come back for several years before dying (such as the roses). In the perennial group there is also evergreens (like the ivy) and deciduous plants that lose their leaves each winter. The garden is a perfect analogy for the changes that occur over time. Some changes seem quick (annuals), some a little slower (perennials), and some we hardly notice (evergreen perennials). Water drips downward from a fountain head to keep the wheel moving. It follows the flow of gravity and reminds me that all change is natural like the seasons. The Lily can represent both peace and healing or an elder. The flower's bloom faces the Wheel and could imply the way an older, more experienced person might view the ups and downs of life. No matter how big the change, he or she could take it in stride, calmly aware that nothing lasts forever.
There is no hill that never ends. ~ Masai Proverb 


  1. So glad I am growing older and hopefully a bit wiser. Moving at a slower pace through life really helps me to not to see the setbacks in life as major disasters but more as: "It is what it is for now."

    1. I have friends who range in age from 30ish to over 70. It is an education to see how most of those who are older deal with change much more calmly than the younger ones. :)