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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Balanced Way of Action

From the Sacred Sites Tarot, Strength:
The location of this site is the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. The Chinese call it Yiheyuan, meaning Garden of Health and Harmony. The Chinese lion (often referred to by Westerners as a Foo Dog) is generally seen in pairs. The male lion has a ball underneath one paw, representing power and dominance, while the female lion (seen above) has a paw restraining a playful cub, symbolizing nurture and training. Both of these statues are guardians; the male guards with courage and perseverance while the female protects with an inner strength fueled by love and compassion. Strength reminds me to use my passionate energy in a balanced way, one that builds relationships instead of destroys them.

From the Haindl Rune Oracle comes "Sig:"
The Icelandic rune poem describes Sig as a "shining ray and destroyer of ice." In other words, it not only brings clarity, it also paves a smooth road over all the obstacles I've been fighting in an attempt to reach my goal. The rune's form resembles a lightning bolt, a fitting symbol for a breakthrough that leads to success. Yet the card above cautions me that it is not force that will cause this development, but a strength that originates from courage and compassion.

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