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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The View Before the Hunt

From the Tarot of the Secret Forest, the Three of Wands:
Before going out to hunt, a fox stops to take in a view of the night sky and valley below. I wonder if he has a vixen with kits to feed. The Three of Wands is about aspirations, passion and expansion, as well as where these motives lead me. Yet it also encourages me to step back and observe - to look at the big picture and take the long view. If I do, I'll find that crossing paths with some people will likely bring opportunities and helpful encouragement; in other cases, I'll only get derailed. What connections do I need to make and maintain to go forward? And which "shooting stars" should I avoid, knowing they may burn brightly but won't last? Let the hunt begin...

From the Faeries' Oracle comes the "Topsie Turvets:"
This image reminded me of the attempts in the fifties to see how many people could be squeezed into various places like cars or phone booths. But according to Froud and MacBeth, the purpose of this fairy group is not to make a muddle but to get me to change my perspective in order to get out of one. If I find myself confused, perhaps I have asked the wrong questions or made incorrect assumptions. Like the fox above, I need an objective viewpoint; I must question my attachments to certain ideas to see if they are valid or if they are at the root of the confusion.


  1. I love it when the tarot keeps advising us to step back, To take a breath before acting etc
    How many times do we have to be reminded to assess the situation before jumping into it????
    Lovely cards Especially the fox beneath the stars.:)

    1. This card really made me think about of lot today, of the web I've woven for my life. And if there is excitement (or anxiety) afoot, I ALWAYS need to be reminded to pause! :D

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    1. High praise coming from (IMO) the "smith of smiths!" :D

  3. I love both those decks - having both myself. Faeries Oracle always has an interesting perspective to share.

    1. Most of my favorite decks are of the natural world, so these two rank near the top! Thanks for stopping by Country Witch. :)