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, October 24, 2013

Sense of the Beautiful

From the Swietlistej Drogi, the King of Pentacles:
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This King of Cups holds a paintbrush, painting and palette, allowing the paint to drip into the stream below. The drops of paint emphasize the necessity of adding beauty in our lives (or at least appreciating the beauty around us). It doesn't mean the kind that comes from Cover Girl, but the natural, creative kind that can be found in art and nature. I used to make sure I had a simple bouquet of flowers on my kitchen table every day. It may have been only a single coneflower with a few sprigs of greenery, but it was lovely and raised my spirits when I saw it. Perhaps it is time to move off the stacks of bills and books from the table and find that vase again...

From the Mirrors of the Heart comes "Nourishment:"
Well it's plain to see that adding and appreciating beauty will nourish my life. This card encourages me to "pause for the cause." There is no grand emergency that should keep me from using all my senses to be aware of the sounds, sights, and smells of the season. It will lighten my heart and help balance my moods as the days become shorter and the nights longer.


  1. And again it all comes down to mindfulness; living each moment to the fullest. Enjoying the world with your five senses is an endless wonder.
    Let's sweep out the worries and welcome the flowers in our life. There isn't much difference between filling glasses or vases :)

  2. For about 10 years we grew cut flowers as a sideline. We don't do it for profit anymore but I have vases of flowers from early spring to late fall. Don't drop 6 month old cultured and preserved flowers from Peru on my grave...grass from your garden gate would make me happier.

    1. I'm the same way; I always preferred daisies to roses.