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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Steady Hammering

This week I'll be using the Vision Quest Tarot, a deck created by Gayle Silvie Winter and Jo Dose (Illustrator); it was published by AGM Müller. I'll also be using Bird Cards, a deck and book set by Jane Toerien (Author) and Joyce van Dobben (Illustrator); it was published by Altamira-Becht. Today's draws are the Three of Earth (Pentacles) and the Woodpecker:
          The keyword 'Growth' has been given to this card; three seeds from mature trees have sprouted and are growing well. Though there is achievement, much needs to be done to keep the momentum going. Those sprouts are going to need a lot of attention - sun, water and protection from pests and animals. When good results are seen quickly, it is easy to want to relax and let the ball roll on its own accord. Yet vigilance and continued effort are what will help these little trees reach maturity. The Woodpecker's message is that energy is going to be needed to make an impact, just as it pecks patiently and persistently at a tree trunk to make a hole for its nest. Its focus, willpower and dedication reinforce the message of the Three of Earth. As Stephen King puts it: "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."


  1. yet so much grows with no nurturing at all. we have a mother fir at the end of the driveway which must grow and drop at least 5K cones a year.Just think of all those seed that never make the light of day. Or the Maples? that drop billions of little helicopter seeds.Which doesn't start very many new trees. Or sperm. Millions they say :)

    1. I've noticed that what nature plants itself seems to grow better. We tried to grow sunflowers for two years. This fall I found one of my bags of sunflower seed had cobwebs and looked eaten, so I tossed them over the fence. Guess what is growing without any care by me? :D
      Thank goodness regarding those sperm counts, lol.

    2. That is super amusing. It reminds me of time when without trying I could grow anything, then I took a class in Horticulture and could not grow a thing in the greenhouse. Nature has her ways.

    3. Now that is funny!😊 Nature does indeed have her ways!