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, March 18, 2014

Now Hiring

From the Ferret Tarot, the Emperor:
Teacher, manager, judge, administrator, politician, parent... No matter what the position of authority, trying to educate, protect and serve while maintaining some semblance of order is quite a job. Of course if every person was made from the same cookie cutter, you could just use the same template for all of them. But if your position is more than just a perk, you have to flexible enough to work with the needs of each person or group without losing your structural bounds. Hopefully the dad in this card will figure out which baby needs a nap, which one is hungry and which one is bored and wants some playtime.

The Nature's Wisdom deck's draw for today produced the "Lotus:"
Lighthipe assigns the lotus flower the keyword "awakening" for two reasons: first because the plant moves through mud and water to rise into the air, and second because it shows the trait of nyctinasty (closing its petals at night). As a decision maker and boundary marker (Emperor), I must steer clear of distracting information that is not relevant (mud) and the emotional drama (water) that surrounds an issue. I also must know when to "close shop" (nyctinasty) to preserve my sanity and get the rest I need. Whew... what a job.


  1. Great combination of cards and thoughts. So often I am amazed how you put the two together. "Close Shop": I should make a sign for myself which tells people I am closed for the night :D
    What a loving Emperor this is. I am enjoying this tarot deck very much

    1. Thanks Ellen. I think we all need a "Closed" sign! :) The Ferret Tarot is so cute, yet it doesn't lose any of its meaning because of it (actually adds to it in my opinion).