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

Monday, July 22, 2013

Eat Your Wheaties

From the Gaian Tarot, the Five of Water (Cups):
In the early morning fog, a woman sits on a dock, looking wistful.  A boat has drifted away from the shore in the background, indicating whatever she is wishing for - a lost opportunity, a chance to take back words said, a desire to have reacted differently - is now in the past and can't be changed.  But the drifting boat can also represent the present moment floating away too.  If she doesn't get her head out of the fog, she's going to have another wasted day to regret.  Girl, I hope that's a bowl of Wheaties in your hands, because you need to eat up and get on with your life.

From the Goddess Oracle deck comes "Tara:"
Tara is a Buddhist bodhisattva known as the "mother of liberation."  The lotus she sits upon has risen above the water, indicating a detachment from the emotional tentacles that are causing all the grief in the Five of Cups above.  She encourages meditation and receptivity in order to find that still point within that can ground a person in the "now."  It is here clarity can be found rather than the past or the future.

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