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 13, 2014

Folded Feathers

From the Fey Tarot, the Knave (Page) of Swords:
With his sword hanging in midair and his arms in motion, this fey reminded me of someone doing t'ai chi ch'uan (tai chi). Though his body performs gentle, flowing movements, his mind is calm, still and focused. He has become a finely honed antenna, perceptive and attuned to his environment. Let's hope he is just as mindful with the information he receives. He might take a lesson from the tai chi master who responds to outside forces but does not try to meet them in an aggressive manner.

From the I Misteri della Sibilla comes the card "Pride / Two of Clubs:"
With his brightly colored, showy tail feathers, it's easy to see how the peacock came to be associated with pride and vanity. In combining this card with the one above, it reminds me that knowledge can be used to impress and intimidate or to help and heal. Just because I have information doesn't mean I have to share it, especially if it may cause harm. Sometimes those tail feathers need to stay in the folded position.


  1. What a beautiful peaceful knight of swords this is. So different from the traditional RW depiction who seems to be on the lookout for fiery discussions and quarrels
    To me this is a knight on the brink of becoming king; a great role model :D

    1. The knave is actually a page in this deck, but either way, he is definitely not your run-of-the-mill swordsman. I think he must have a Zen master he's studying with... :)

    2. Silly me,I must have read over it :)