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, March 9, 2012

Clearing Your Head

The Two of Swords from the Bohemian Gothic Tarot is based on the Church of Our Lady Before Tyne (in Prague):
The woman in the Two of Swords has come outside on the balcony to clear her mind.  She has a decision to make, and her head and heart are battling over the choices (thus the blindfold and crossed arms).  Of course she has plenty of advisors who tell her what she should do, as well as those who try to manipulate her to see things from their point of view, but this has only served to confuse her more (and why she needs some fresh air).  In the stillness she will find an inner resource, one that will guide her without an agenda.  The two twin towers of the church aren't really alike - one is more solidly built than the other.  In the same way, looking within will show her which choice has a firmer foundation.

     The Oracle of Shadows and Light offered me "Amara the Menehune" this morning:
In Hawaiian mythology, the Menehune were little people who lived deep in the forests and hidden valleys of the islands.  This card represents the sensual pleasures of the outdoors - the smell of flowers blooming, the warmth of the sun, the sound of the breeze in the treetops.  It is in the natural world where we can unwind, relax, and ground ourselves - better than any pill or drink, with none of the nasty side effects.

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