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, July 5, 2013

Spewing Soda Bottles

From the Ancient Tarots of Lombardy, the King of Cups:
This king's body language (sitting on the edge of his seat) tells me he is listening intently to what is being said. Yet he keeps the lid on his cup (staying composed regardless of what he is hearing). I'm sure you've had the unpleasant experience of opening a soda can or bottle that had been shaken hard. As soon as the top is popped or the lid lifted, it spews everywhere. The King of Cups reminds me to get out my umbrella instead of my own can of soda when drama is going on. If I let myself get emotionally sucked into the situation, I'll just be adding another spewing soda. Then there will be two messes to clean up, and one will be my responsibility.

From the Lenormand de Marseille, the "Snake:"
I couldn't help but think of the Garden of Eden myth when I pulled this card. The serpent tells Eve if she'll eat from the Tree of Knowledge, she'll be as wise as God. The serpent didn't actually lie, he just didn't tell her the rest of the story. She and Adam would get kicked out of their idyllic home, have to learn to survive on their own, and eventually die. There are plenty of manipulative folks around who excel at dangling bait and catching people on the hook. Like the serpent, their motives are entirely selfish; they are so good at being slick, sometimes it's hard to see behind their veil of half-truths. The King of Batons in this card would probably take his staff and give the snake a solid whack on the head, as it would only misdirect him from the goal he seeks. With the King of Cups above, I am warned to be aware of those who might attempt to emotionally manipulate me today.


  1. He did a great job on the Lenormand de Marseille didn't he?

    1. Edmund did an excellent job, plus the cardstock he used is wonderful (which is an extra bonus). I've never been too enthused about Lenormands until I saw these. The tarot cards he used rather than playing cards were very helpful.