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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Turning Down the Volume

From the Art of Life Tarot, the Empress (detail of Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Raphael):
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. ~ Denis Diderot

The Empress has a passion for creation, but also a fierce devotion toward nurturing and protecting what she loves. There is no logic or limits to her feelings, and they will motivate her to do both courageous and crazy things. Every thought that precedes action is channeled through her heart rather than her head. The phrase "no greater love" defines her well. But such a passion can gently water a garden just as easily as it can flood a valley. There is no off/on switch, and there is no volume control to be found.

From the Tao Oracle comes "The Taming of the Small:"
Padma explains that this card refers to times when our sphere of influence is small. Like the spider who weaves her web and then blends in to her surroundings, sometimes I need to attend to details of the small stuff without trying to change the world. As Padma clarifies, there are times to "work with what is, even when it feels as though all the excitement is happening somewhere else." Repairing the small may not seem like much, but it may have a huge impact later down the line.

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