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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Abundant Resources

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, the Six of Pentacles:
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
~ Steven Tyler
One man from the forest trades deer antlers to a man with shells from the shore. Each man has something that is plentiful and common from his area, but not from the other region. They each have in abundance something the other needs. The sixes are about restoring harmony, through bartering or sharing with another. I may not have money to give, but I do have other gifts - my time, energy and creative ideas. This card reminds me not to discount or overlook what I have or can do, as someone else appreciate it. Of course I also need to remember the flip side of the coin - to ask if I find myself in need (without letting pride get in the way).

From the Rune Cards comes "Aurochs / Ur:"
The aurochs is determined and horned above
Fierce and bold this beast fights with horns
A mighty stepper over moors, it is a courageous creature.
~ Anglo-Saxon poem
The aurochs was once a European wild ox. It represents strength, but not the kind that dominated other people. Instead, Ur is a strength of determination and resourcefulness. To be resourceful means I deal with challenges with what I've got - my skills, my ideas and my assets. It may take some innovation and creative maneuvering (and possibly even some bartering), but I've got what I need to deal with what life demands of me.


  1. that looks more like a buffalo than an auroch! But I'll let their innie truth prevail :)

    1. I thought "buffalo with a tiny head" when I saw it. :D

  2. That is the beauty about life. You have already everything you need to live it. You only have to acknowledge it.
    It's best to ask if you need something. Because if you expect others to do what you've done without asking, you are likely to be disapointed

    1. That's a lesson I've had to learn as I got older - don't assume someone else knows what you need, tell them! :)