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, December 6, 2013

No Effort, No Reward

From the Touchstone Tarot, the Five of Wands:
The smug-looking fellow in the front looks as if he's thinking, "Hmph! What a bunch of ruffians!" What he doesn't tell you is that he's the one who started the ruckus then stepped back to watch the entertainment. In families, groups and on forums, there is always a person like this to be found. He or she loves to stir the pot or shake the hornet's nest. Nothing gets accomplished by this type of free-for-all because it involves circular arguments that go nowhere. If those men in the back really wanted to make some progress, they should figure out how to ignore this fellow and the bait he dangles in front of them.

From the Oracle of the Grail Code comes "Partnership:"
Marashinsky describes this card as the harmony of cooperation. The tapestry here shows a party going on, and everyone seems to be playing a part except for one person. The woman filling the bowl at the fountain grasps the cloak of a man as if to say, "Hey, where do you think you're going?" Whether among two people or a group, a partnership requires everyone to pull their own weight. Using distractions (as the argument in the Five of Wands above) or excuses (as the fellow in the tapestry) to avoid responsibilities implies a person who is not committed to the mission of the group. So why should he or she get to enjoy the fruits of their labor?


  1. correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me you know those type of people in real life, You describe them so vividly.:)
    Once again great synced cards!

    1. Better than I would like to know them, I'm afraid! :D

    2. Must be a television promo, what with the 6 pack showing and chest bare.

  2. Hi thesycamoretree!!! It's totally true!!!!...it happens in all groups, at work and specially in some families!!!! Unfortunately!!!!!. :) The cards perfectly match!!! Very good post!!!
    Muchas Estrellas!!!!!