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, June 27, 2017

Get Your Bearings

From the Victoria Regina, the Six of Wands; from the Alchemist Oracle, 'Standstill:'
          This card shows the Prince of Wales parading in front of Queen Victoria upon his triumphant return from India (one of the few times he pleased her). When it comes to public recognition, I tend to be like the horse who looks ready to buck and run to the stable. It is nice to be appreciated for one's efforts (feedback can be helpful), but too much pomp and circumstance can leave us feeling like our next accomplishment should be even grander than the last. To circumvent this worry, the focus can be turned to the people whose shoulders we stood on to meet this challenge. I read the Standstill card as two separate words (pre-coffee): stand still. After being acknowledged for our efforts, a lot of energy may be coursing through our veins. It can make us eager for the next mountain to climb, the next pleasure to chase or the next mystery to unravel. Yet adrenaline tends to pump us up while leaving logic in the corner with no dance partner. Finding time to be grounded and breathe might give us a chance to get our bearings before jumping on our horse again.

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