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

Friday, November 25, 2011

911 on Speed-dial

  From the Hezicos Tarot this morning comes one of the court cards, the Queen of Swords:
There is nothing soft and cuddly about this queen - even the brushes on her hair piece appear stiff and unyielding.  I'm guessing that those little brushes sweep away anything that might cloud her thinking.  She wears pendulum-shaped earrings, but since they are attached to her head, everything she judges will be based on logic, not divination.  Those indigo eyes see more than most, and the sword on her choker is a warning that she will not hesitate to say what she thinks.  This woman is not worried about tact, just the truth.

     The card pulled from the Way of the Horse deck today is "Bonfire:"
Look closely, and you'll see not one, but several horses emerging from these flames.  The gift of this card is the energy needed to burn through any blocks; the challenge of it is in being able to face areas of resistance that have become a volatile fuel source.  With the Queen of Swords above and this image, I'm thinking I may need to put my household on high alert.  Here in the States, today is known as Black Friday, and I'm hoping I'll have enough control over my words and actions that I don't burn anything or anyone to cinders.  Yet in her companion book Kohanov explains that it is important to stay fully present to whatever is happening:  "Feeling an experience completely doesn't mean melodramatically acting out the emotions or taking them out on others to relieve the pressure.  It means letting an experience move you to the core rather than dissociating from it, perhaps leaving you raw and vulnerable for a time, yet ultimately strengthening your ability to embrace life fully and consciously..."

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