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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

More Than Words

This week I'll be using the Motherpeace Tarot created by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble and published by U.S. Games.  This morning's draw is the Magician:
Draped in a jaguar's skin, this shaman tries to climb inside its mindset, possibly to hunt for the animals her people need to survive. Her knife represents the energy of thought, and her torch symbolizes the passion that fuels motivation. This shaman uses her resources to bring forth a vision that can help her tribe. What she receives (or encounters) will be put to use in the world rather than employed for intellectual debate. Its purpose is to bring forth action. The Magician encourages me to have the confidence and strength of will to develop something with the inspiration I've been given.

The other deck I'll be using this week is the Toltec Oracle deck and book set, created by Victor Sanchez and published by Bear & Co.  This morning's card is "Koatlikue:"
Koatlikue - literally the one with the skirt of serpents - embodied Mother Earth for the Toltec people. She represented the sacredness of nature; it was recognized that all life came from her and would eventually return to her. Her love for humans and other life forms is concrete, shown by the bare breast in the image above. She provides a home, sustenance and even our bodies. Her message is that our freedom and fulfillment lie not in how much we can be loved, but in our limitless ability to love others. In other words, its not so much what I can get, but what I give.

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