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, August 3, 2013

No One Told Me They Required So Much Work...

This week I'll be working with the Mythic Tarot, created by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene, illustrated by Tricia Newell, and published by Simon and Schuster. Today's draw is the Eight of Wands:
In this image the ship Argo (meaning "swift" in Greek) sails for home with Jason and the Argonauts aboard. Having finally obtained the golden fleece, they were more than ready to return victorious. The wide wake of the ship and the dolphins gliding alongside it show quick movement. This card speaks of having been restricted by challenges and obstacles, but now breaking free to complete the task and reach the goal. I can relate to such joy after being stuck dealing with the problems of a project thinking, "What next?" At long last, the finish line is in sight.

The oracle I'll be working with this week is the Symbolon Deck created by Peter Orban, Ingrid Zinnel and Thea Weller and published by AG Muller. This morning's card is "The Family:"
The Family card represents having an idea that is brought into reality (at least the beginning stages), and then a creator decides it's too much trouble to continue with it. It reminds me of young men who think fathering a baby is "cool" until they have to take care of it. Once the fun wears off and they discover how much time, effort, patience and money a baby requires, they're ready to skedaddle. Logic tells me that no creative endeavor is all fun; if I truly want a project to reach maturity, I'm going to have to be responsible for dedicating time and effort toward it.

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