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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Come Into My Parlor

From the Tarot of the Masters, the Hierophant:
I almost feel sorry for this guy, as I imagine he would like some peace and solitude. Constantly leaders are badgered for money, drilled for answers to unsolvable questions and forced to listen to people drone on and on about their problems. Whether a leader of a country, the head of a group or organization, the manager of a business, or the head of a family, there are nonstop decisions to make and flack to deal with once a choice has been made. I would love to ask Obama how he deals with the stress of his job and where he goes to clear his head. I think to be an efficient and successful leader, it is important to access what the Buddhist's call "beginner's mind," an objective place away from emotional opinions and preconceived ideas.

From the Key to the Kingdom comes the card "Joker:"
Will you walk into my parlor?
Said the Spider to the Fly
The spider in this nursery rhyme tries to tempt the fly by describing all the wonderful things he wants to show him. Of course the fly is no dummy and knows exactly what's up and declines the offer. I am reminded by this card to be discerning and investigate what someone tells me is the answer to the solution I'm seeking. There are spiders out there who have their own agenda and certainly aren't concerned with my welfare.


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    1. This comment had to many mistakes.(sorry)
      Again: Sometimes the leaders are the spiders. Then you don't have to be sorry for them! :)