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 10, 2013

Untangling Kite Strings

This week I'll be using the colorful Bonefire Tarot, created and self-published by Gabi Angus West. Today's draw is the Page of Wands:
"Red sky at night, sailors delight..." I have no doubt this young Page could explain that this means the light is shining through an atmosphere full of dust and moisture; at sunset, this would indicate high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Nothing is more exciting to her than information that gets her mental gears turning, enabling her to learn and make connections. Unfortunately, her lack of maturity can cause her to make associations that someone with more experience would see as faulty logic. This tendency might explain why she's up in a tree trying to untangle some kite strings. In the process, she's slipped off a limb and is now about to get a rather hard lesson on gravity. But no worries here - her young bones aren't brittle like someone much older. Unlike many adults, she's flexible enough to learn from her mistakes so she doesn't have to continually repeat them.

The oracle deck I'll be using this week is MentorSpirit, created by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake and published by Inner Links Associates.  This morning's draw is "Openness:"
I generally use free association with these word cards, and the image that came to mind with this one was an open hand. A palm with fingers extended can both give and receive. It works the same way with a heart or mind too. When there is an open channel, there is no stagnation, allowing growth and renewal to occur. As the Page above reminds me, it's good to develop flexibility in more than just my body.

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