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, March 28, 2014

Cutting with Care

From the Fairytale Tarot, the King of Swords:
The King of Swords (here portrayed by a Maiden Tsar) can seem cold as ice; judgments are objective and justice is meted out swiftly and without emotion. People are tested to see if what they say matches what they do. But don't we all need this ability at some time or another? Deciding and doing what's right is not always easy, and seeing without prejudice or favoritism is hard for most humans. Time to sharpen the sword and cut away those tangled vines and brush blocking the view.

From the Tree Affirmation Cards comes "Yew Trees:"
In Somerset, England at the Glastonbury Tor are two yew trees on either side of the "red" spring. The water has a reddish hue because the iron oxide deposits it contains. Like alchemy that transforms one substance into another (like the iron in the water), we can transform our thoughts and behavior by what we add to them. The King of Swords would suggest I forego the pull of emotions and stick with pure logic and reason.


  1. I agree that sometime if you detach yourself from your emotionans and stick to reasoning it can be sort of a relief, knowing; be certain, you've done the rigth thing. My dad is my kind of Swords and he could analyse situation, when asked, in notime and give his honest opinion. He was my rock in stormy seas :)

    1. Those sword folks can be sturdy rocks; their only downside is that there is often nothing very "warm and fuzzy" about them! :)