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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Student of Earth

From the Tabula Mundi Tarot, the Princess (Page) of Disks; from the Universe Cards, Distant Galaxies:
          Elementally the Princess is Earth of Earth, which is about as grounded and practical as things get. She is the personification of the phrase "where the rubber meets the road." Tell her you have a theory, and she'll want to test it. Explain your beliefs, and she'll want hard evidence to back them up. She cares nothing for being in the limelight, discussing philosophies, or sharing innermost feelings. She is a student of reality, a subject that both excites her and gives her life meaning. The keyword Stopforth gives for the Distant Galaxies card seems completely opposite to this Princess - intuition. The time it takes for the light from another galaxy to reach us on Earth is anywhere from of a few hundred thousand to millions of years. Astronomers have observed galaxies so far away that we are seeing them as they were when the light left them more than 10 billion years ago. In a sense, the universe is a cosmic time machine that allows us knowledge that we wouldn't normally have (thus the cards's connection with intuition). I bet if you explained to the Princess that intuition is structured knowledge (already learned and filed in the brain) that can be instantly accessed (because of practice with such retrieval), she wouldn't dismiss it as fluffy nonsense. She's probably already setting up some experiments to study it.


  1. Isn't it wonderful how science discovers time and again evidence to back up that what was once considered magical or impossible.

    1. It is, though I do want to tell this princess that sometimes a bit of mystery in life is a good thing! :)