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, May 29, 2017

Chalice and the Blade

From the Fey Tarot, the Knight of Chalices; from the I Misteri della Sibilla, the Three of Hearts (Lookout):
          This knight is so often seen as a romantic and dreamer, I sometimes forget his actual job is to be a warrior. Now it appears his lobster mount has come out of the emotional waters and on dry land. A cup hovers over one hand of the fey and a sword over the other. The two items made me think of a book written by Riane Eisler years ago called The Chalice and the Blade. Eisler's focus in the book was a social analysis of what she calls dominator societies vs. partnership societies. I can think of one emotion that would make the Knight of Cups pack away his chalice and book of sonnets - fear. Add a dash of misinformation, and voila: the warrior returns. The Three of Hearts suggests caution in the matters of trust and the heart. The woman on the platform holds a pair of binoculars, which implies looking beyond whatever she is feeling at the present moment. History can't be repaired once it has happened; it's better to logically consider long-range consequences instead of following a feeling.

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps with a perfect blend of thoughts and feelings he will be able to continue his journey

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    1. A knowledge and news update is definitely in order. :)

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  2. A quite enchanting knight of cups. I think I would entertain an offer of a ride through his seascape. Magical.

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    1. He does appear to be a kind fellow. :)

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