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 7, 2014

Listen to the Music, Watch the Dance

From the Tarot of the Master, the Nine of Wands:
Instead of a battle-worn man who is alert and on the lookout for enemies, this version of the Ten of Wands has a simplified organ. Because it is illustrated with a musical instrument and includes a banner reading "sweet music," I get the feeling that I should not only keep my eyes open but my ears too. I'm sure everyone has experienced a person whose words and actions weren't congruent. Just because their words are sweet doesn't mean they are trustworthy, and I need to be cautious and alert around such people. I can listen to the music, but I need to watch the dance too.

The geomancy figure produced today is "Puer:"
Puer means "boy" and refers to action that is often impulsive and aggressive. With Mars as its ruling planet, it often results in strife and destructiveness. Is there a way to tame this energy? Maybe, but with the tarot card above, I don't believe this is the case. However, I also need to make sure my words are backed up by my actions, or I might be the root cause of this conflict.


  1. When I saw this card I remembered a saying: To dance to a person's pipe,whistle or tune. It is a warning to dance to your on tune and not to somebody else's. Wen you are tired it is often difficult to recognize your on music among all the other tunes

  2. We have a similar phrase - "march to the beat of your own drum." I think it is easy to be influenced by another's "tune" that we forget to dance to our own.