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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Clearing a Backlog

From the Touchstone Tarot, the Empress:
What a lovely image for the Empress - flowers, a hare, a cornucopia and a very pregnant woman. As I turned over this card, my first thought was, "I wonder who or what will need my nurturing today." But a clear thought rapidly followed it: "You." I always have good intentions of taking time for myself, but if there is someone else who needs help, I'll generally push my intentions aside for later. The only problem is there is always someone who needs something, so I end up with a backlog of those self-care plans. Yet there is a sickle in this image, reminding me that I need to harvest all those ideas instead of shelving them for later. After all, even Mother Earth takes a bit of a break in the winter.

From the Oracle of the Grail Code comes "Creativity:"
Sometimes the combined daily tarot and oracle cards are so bluntly obvious in their meaning they make me laugh - as today. In the Grail Code card, one woman holds a baby, two others play musical instruments, another holds a book of poetry she's written, and another (unseen) paints the whole picture. I am convinced creativity is as much a necessary part of me as breathing and eating. If I am feeling restless, bored or irritable, expressing myself creatively always seems to help. I might not play the bodhran like Tommy Hayes, write poetry like Mary Oliver, or draw like Will Worthington, but I have a lot of fun doing all those things. It's not about making money, it's about nurturing my spirit.


  1. Yay for you Sycamore! It is you time! I had to laugh when I started reading this post and laughed even harder when you came to the conclusion it was you who needed nurturing.
    So go get those creative juices flowing and draw, scribble, play whatever makes you happy, and if someone needs something of you they just have to wait! :)

    1. Yes, and I'm going to try my best not to feel one bit guilty about it either! :)

    2. Guilt is just wasted energy you should keep for yourself :)