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, January 7, 2014

Open Wider, Please

From the Vision Quest, the Seven of Air (Swords):
Because this deck is based on Thoth-type meanings, this card is subtitled "futility." Instead of action and decision-making (which is needed), the Seven of Air represents passivity and apathy. I can relate to thinking and feeling this way, especially when it doesn't seem like what I'm doing is making a difference. I sit in my self-pity while I point at that broken spear tip and sing:
Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me
(Roy Clark and Buck Owens)
Instead of singing, I need to shed the "poor me" mentality and take responsibility for my life. No knight is going to rescue me, so I might as well start working on a new spear head.

From the Bird Cards this morning was drawn the "Pelican:"
A funny old bird is a pelican. His beak can hold more than his bellican.
~ D.L. Merritt
The Pelican has been associated with attachment in this deck. But it can involve more than being attached to the constancy of people and things in my life. It may also refer to rigid thinking - I believe a situation should be resolved in a certain way. I can imagine no possible deviation from the solution I've decided will fix the problem. The Pelican reminds me it may be time to open my mind wider to incorporate other options and answers.


  1. It seems we are in the same kind of mood today. A pity party for two. :D
    Here a lot dental fears and tears were released by my youngest again. She is feeling better now, but it was exhausting for both of us

    1. Yea - a pity party! Hee hee! I'll bring the finger foods if you bring the drinks. :)
      Hugs to your daughter. Mine has had teeth removed for braces, then later wisdom teeth removed. She said that was the best drugs she ever had when she had the oral surgery! :D