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

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Get the Hell Out of Dodge

From the Bohemian Gothic Tarot today comes the Three of Swords:
One dove stands over its mate that has been killed; a woman watches nearby with a look that says, "I did it, but it was an accident."  The image makes me think of Steinbeck's Linnie in Of Mice and Men, a huge man who was like a child because of a mental disability.  He loved to pet soft things, but unintentionally killed them.  Words can cause more damage than often intended.  Ideas can creep in - assumptions made but not proven - and wreak havoc.  For some people (those who are relationship-disabled), this is a recurring pattern.  Hopefully the dove that's still alive will face facts and fly off down the lighted path before he too becomes an "oops."

     The card pulled from the Oracle of Shadows and Light this morning is "Death and the Maiden:"
Lately I've heard the term "psychic vampire" used in describing folks who metaphorically suck the life force out of others.  They use people, draining them emotionally, without ever giving of themselves in return.  If you try to discuss this with them, they will only cling harder and try to convince you that you're the one with the problem.  The only solution in such out-of-balance relationships to leave - and do it quickly!

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