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

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sacred Containers

From the Fey Tarot, the Queen of Chalices:
This queen is so at home with her emotions, she lives in the depths of the sea. She is an empathetic listener, and her attention is like a healing balm (symbolized by the liquid she releases from her jug). The Queen of Cups always makes me nervous, because I have a hard time showing my emotions. However I do think I have learned to be patient and attentive when someone needs to talk. Perhaps by becoming comfortable with the emotions they share, I will eventually become more at ease with expressing my own.

From the I Misteri della Sibilla comes the card "Joy / Nine of Clubs:"
 I can almost hear the conversation as these fellows talk and joke with each other. There is something about relaxing at a table with food and drink that invites a person to open up. I have a local coffee shop that I'm fond of, where I tend to meet my friends. There is a Swedish proverb that states, “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow,” and I tend to agree with it. The Queen and the Nine of Clubs suggest that joy will be found in this type of communication; we all need someone we can pour out our hearts to, who will be a sacred container for us.


  1. Sacred containers are hard to come by or ....They can only be found when you'll take the risk of opening up
    I know showing what you're feeling is hard, but now and them it feels so good

    1. I guess I've had a few "containers" that had holes in them (gossips); that has made me a bit shy of opening up. But I do have a few trustworthy ones!

    2. Some of mine just vanished :)