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, April 13, 2017

Soil of Practicality

From the Vision Quest Tarot, the Star; from the Bird Cards, the Pheasant:
          The great egrets with this woman are wading birds known for their ability to stand still for long periods, waiting for aquatic prey to pass by within striking range. The main keyword given for this particular Star card is 'grace,' a word I prefer to think of in secular terms as an abundance of gratitude for what is freely given. When feeling lost or exhausted, its hard to remember who I am and the gifts I have. Yet here a pause has been provided to refresh body and spirit as well as my memory. The Pheasant is a game bird easily recognized by the colorful pattern of its feathers. It forages on the ground for seed, grain and insects, only flying when disturbed at close range by predators. Both these birds hunt in different environments, yet both tend to keep their feet on the ground (or in the mud). After a rest or recovery, it can be tempting to jump back into the chaos of life. The message of both birds seem to encourage staying grounded, basing any plans I might have in the soil of practicality.

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  1. It is a common pitfall to get back in the saddle too soon. The Star follows the The Tower, so I think we're entitled to work on our foundations first before we go back to our day to day life

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    1. Absolutely - moving at the pace of sanity. :)

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  2. Insightful advice from the birds. A lot of birds I notice when flustered stop and preen themselves, working of the anxiety and then they casually go on their way. They too take a time out. Another seed, another worm will present itself.

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    1. Reminds me of my cats. When they get flustered, they suddenly have to groom themselves. 😊

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    2. Birds grounding themselves, cats self caring, dogs practicing yoga and people think humans are the most intelligent species...

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    3. Good point!😁 Strange to think we have to 'learn' things like self-compassion.

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