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, August 6, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

From the Mythic Tarot, the Seven of Cups:
Naive Psyche was tricked by her sisters into unveiling the identity of her husband, Eros. Of course now she's sorry and wants him back, but Mama Aphrodite does her best to make it nearly impossible. The seven cups all offer choices of things that might fulfill us, some of them a fleeting pleasure and others a lasting joy. But like Aphrodite, life doesn't serve up what we want on a silver platter (with a spoon included) just because we want it. As Psyche proved, it often takes dedication and effort fueled by a strong heart to reach the cup we seek.

From the Symbolon Deck comes "Moira:"
Moira was the personification of Fate, representing a natural order of things. We can kick, scream and rant that life isn't fair all we want, but it won't change what is. We may choose to become bitter and close our hearts and minds, or we can accept reality and look for other potential opportunities elsewhere. Using hindsight, it's helpful to remember how one blocked avenue led to another path with even greater results in the past. As Dora the fish advocated, "Just keep swimming."

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