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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Self-Discipline and Simplicity

This week I'll be using the Morgan-Greer Tarot, created by Bill Greer and Lloyd Morgan and published by U.S. Games. Today's draw is the Ten of Pentacles:
While these two folks are dressed nicely, they aren't the latest lottery winners. The two flags that block the doorway each have five pentacles on them. Both the man and the woman have faced challenges, worked hard, sacrificed and saved to get to this point. I can almost guarantee you won't find a gold-lined jacuzzi inside; neither of them would waste their money on something so frivolous. The crossed flags indicate a safe haven, but also suggest privacy. These two aren't concerned with showing off their wealth or "keeping up with the Joneses." They are perfectly content to enjoy what they have. I can't think of a better card to pull as I begin to prepare for Thanksgiving.

I'll be using a combination of the Gods & Titans Oracle and the Goddesses & Sirens Oracle this week; both sets were created by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton and published by Blue Angel. This morning's card is "Vishnu:"
In the Hindu pantheon, a trinity is composed of Brahma (the creator) and Shiva (the destroyer) with Vishnu (the preserver) in between. When imbalances occur, Vishnu's avatar appears to slide the toggle switch back toward the middle. Ram, Krishna and Buddha are some of his incarnations. I get the distinct feeling that Vishnu is encouraging me not to overindulge as the holiday season begins. I can have fun and enjoy myself while maintaining self-discipline and simplicity at the same time.                                    


  1. I am glad you can have some positive feelings about the coming holidays. I totally forgot you also have thanksgiving. Are you going to eat the traditional turkey (homemade) I don't think many people eat a whole stuffed turkey over here. It wouldn't even fit in my oven :)
    I love the Morgan Greer Tarot It is so 70s!

    1. Yes, I love that 70s vibe of the MG too! I'll be going to my mom's house about an hour's drive from here. My cousins all meet there as well, and we bring casseroles and desserts, and my mom does the turkey and dressing. Lots of good food - I'll have to drink a big cup of coffee to keep me awake on the ride home. My husband and daughter will go to his sister's this year, since his mom is getting quite elderly - she'll be 93 at the end of the month. :)

    2. It seems like a practical solution, but don't you mind not being with each other on thanksgiving?

    3. He has gone to my mom's for many years now, plus my daughter has exams the following week. She wants to get home earlier so she can start studying. I just have a feeling his mom won't be around too much longer, so I'm actually the one who suggested it. But yes, I will miss them! :)

  2. Oh, I adore the woman's hat in that 10 of Pentacles - I'd never noticed it before. I think the mustaches tend to put me off using the MG.

    As for family and holidays, that's always a tough one. Even with several holidays, it never seems easy to get the right balance between who goes where, what you eat etc. Hope you can find that balance!

  3. You're right - it is a bit tricky to balance the family situation, but I think everyone is okay with it. Holidays... they put the "fun" in dysfunctional! lol!