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, July 30, 2013

Breathe and Bend

From the Motherpeace Tarot, the Star:
Water has always been associated with healing, whether used to cool a fevered brow or as a hot bath to relax tired muscles. This woman has a pool that is a protected sanctuary; it gives her time alone to rejuvenate her body and clear her mind. Only then will she be able to recognize and respond to the guidance available. The blue morning glories, which begin to open as the sun rises, indicate that each new day offers us a new beginning, a time to start over. But we don't even have to wait for twelve hours to pass - a long, deep breath can give us enough of a pause to rewind and reemerge too.

From the Toltec Oracle comes "Akatl:"
 Akatl, or "reed," was a plant utilized in various ways among the Toltec people. Reeds were used to create ceremonial arrows (as shown in the image above), as an effective fire starter, and as a spiritual symbol to represent flexibility. Whatever calls us, whatever we are passionate about, must be sustained. If we are too rigid in our approach, our fire will easily be put out. Sanchez warns that an unbending mindset might be confused with determination, but real strength allows for openness to other possibilities. To yield is not weakness but intelligence.

1 comment:

  1. A strange combo this week, but they work, as things usually do.
    The Motherpeace figure looks like her head is shielded in some way from the rain.