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, November 24, 2013

Beware of Exit Ramps

From the Morgan-Greer Tarot, the Chariot:
This charioteer has a firm grip on the reins, as well he should. How many times have we had a goal, only to let our senses or emotions distract us from the path? Both my senses and emotions want pleasure only; they don't understand that self-discipline can help me reach my objective. Yet they can be amazingly seductive and powerful. "But that chocolate cake tastes so good, an extra slice won't hurt anything. Besides it's the holidays!" Or "I can't believe she's spouting that rhetoric! I'm going to slam her with some real facts and bring her down a notch!" Generally if my intellect/logic is being trampled below the horses hoofs, I'm headed for trouble. The crescent moons on the shoulders of the charioteer remind me that just as my desires wax strong, they will also begin to wane as time passes. If I can breathe deeply and stay calm, I'll pass right on by that exit ramp.

From the Goddesses and Sirens deck comes "Morgan Le Fae:"
In Arthurian literature, Morgan has been portrayed as both an evil antagonist and a sympathetic protagonist. The creators of this deck give her the keyword "magic," an attempt to influence the world through ritual, symbol and words. While most people would associate it with paganism, I have to say that definition might cover fundamental religions as well. But who or what is the object of this influence? If I'm trying to use my will to change myself or protect what I consider sacred, I don't foresee an ethical problem. But if I use my will to try to bend another to my desires, that is pure manipulation. Morgan is a stern reminder for me to check my motives and intentions before taking action of any kind.


  1. For me this combination talks about keeping those horses on track. and with the right mindset you could even let go of the reins.
    For as easily as you are distracted, you yourself find your way back again: Waning and waxing. This is such a Yin Yang card :D

    1. Even the color of the horses reflect the yin yang symbolism. :)

  2. For me, it is like you are going in two directions, not being sure which one to take. Perhaps both is the answer, however, there must be a balance and definitely control of the situation. To stay on the path.

    1. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts Carol! Thanks for dropping by! :)