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, April 14, 2017

Someone to Divide It With

From the Vision Quest Tarot, the Lovers; from the Bird Cards, the Ibis:
          The Lovers card represents the power of creative love/friendship and a harmonious alliance of opposites. This union often occurs because of common values or goals. The frogs in this illustration are symbols of fertility and transformation (both of which can occur where there is awareness and respect). According to Native folklore, Ibis was the first bird to emerge following a hurricane and thus represented optimism. These wading birds are highly sociable and form large colonies that offer protection (birds work as a group to defend the colony from predators). Both of these cards seem to emphasize companionship rather than solitude and cooperation instead of solitary effort.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. ~ Mark Twain

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  1. The first thing that came to mind was: Oh no, he is going to eat those frogs and they don't see it coming!

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    1. I thought that too! :) Hopefully their fertilized eggs are already in the water...

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  2. I need crowspeak this morning. There is one that keeps coming back to the roof corner of the deck and shouting at me. I'm thinking he got kicked off the bus by the rest of the murder hurrying to work.

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    1. Crows are excellent sentinels and will create a ruckus if something or someone unusual or threatening is in their territory. Or, it could be a big baby that is demanding to still be fed by the parents. :D

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  3. What do others see when they look at us? Do we see the same thing they see when we look at our own reflection? I wonder this all the time. Is love's gaze more gentler than our own?

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    1. I think we each see differently due to differences in perspectives and past experiences.

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  4. Loving the mirror and water themes going here with both cards--frogs, bird(s), people...the multiplicity of the One :)

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    1. I wonder if the ibis notices its own reflection, or is just more concerned with lunch. :)

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