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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Do I Need to Draw You a Picture?

From the Vision Quest Tarot, the Six of Air (Swords):
A Native American medicine shield, such as shown in this image, is different from a battle shield. This is a personal mandala of sorts, with visual symbols that represent the spiritual strengths, gifts and intentions of its owner. It is a reminder of who he is and his purpose. As I thought about this card, the phrase, "Do I need to draw you a picture?" came to mind. I am a visual person, and sometimes I have to create through writing, drawing or other outlets to see clearly who I am, what I desire, and what I want to do with my life. If I don't know myself, how can I possibly communicate this to others? I need a way to find clarity, which is why I have been thinking about doing a few of the exercises in a book I discovered in our clean-out the other day - The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Perhaps her Morning Pages and Artist Dates might be helpful in my quest.

From the Bird Cards deck this morning comes the "Bluebird of Happiness:"
Well geez, it doesn't get more positive than this, does it? The creator of this deck suggests that drawing this card is like a "bubble of joy" that is trying to rise to the top. And here I was thinking it was just a bad case of indigestion. :) But to be honest, I usually do feel restless and agitated when I need to change my course, do something differently or begin something new. Well if I want change to happen, I suppose I better get cracking.


  1. Th cards look rather similar to me.The sun with the bird in front of it looks just like a medicine shield.
    Yes morningpages love them, hate them, cramps in my fingers and my mind. Since I cannot write two pages in longhand anymore I've tried typing but that doesn't work so well. ( make to make to many mistakes
    But iIam sure they will work there magic once again if you stick to the practice ±D

    1. I am trying to get past that block (like the card I pulled yesterday). so I'm hoping this will help.

    2. If you are experiencing a block just try to write them only one time and decide tomorrow what will happen next. Try to see it as a gift to or a get together with yourself. make a cup of tea/coffee to go with it
      Believe me I know how it feels. The best way is to trick that inner critic and to stifle it
      Take care and Hugs