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, June 12, 2017

Entangled or Empathetic?

From the Alchemical Tarot Renewed, the Lady of Vessels (Page of Cups); from the Oracle of the Radiant Sun, Convention:
          The Lady/Page of Vessels frames her world through her feelings, as seen by the vessel she balances on her head. She is sensitive, intuitive and empathetic, but like trying to walk on water, she almost always gets soaked. Without a way to ground herself, her empathy can easily slide into codependency and her intuition into neurosis. A woman in a meeting I attended a few weeks ago said, "My higher power was whatever the expression was on your face." Her words perfectly express the emotional submersion in which this Page/Lady can find herself if she's not alert. The Convention card represents Venus in Capricorn, a person who often needs a relationship to feel successful and secure. But what happens if that relationship changes, or if that person develops in a different direction from our own? If we base our worth, stability and purpose solely on another, we demand they keep us from drowning. Yet no one should ever feel like they have to be our foot bridge.

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  1. I totally agree. It has been a long journey but I have to come to appreciate my own worth and abilty to be happy by myself. It is good to be with lóved ones and friends but I dont need them to be me. I even think I am more myself on my own than among others. :)

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    1. There is nothing wrong with being connected people, but depending on them to be my anchor is not always a good idea. :)

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  2. That Page of Cups feels like Justice that got caught up in an emotional moment. A Justice that broke with convention and let her heart decide instead of her intellect.

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    1. It does feel like the impulsiveness of youth.

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  3. the expression on your face. words to poke at today, thank you

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    1. When I heard it, it took a bit to sink in my brain. I hate to admit I often do the same thing, yet there it is.

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