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

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Channel for All that Energy

From the Granny Jones Australian Tarot, the Queen of Wands:
She's vivacious, creative and charismatic; she'll wholeheartedly work on any cause or project. She's got enough energy and enthusiasm to encourage an entire group to keep plugging along. But her choice of a pet tells another side to her story. Bull Terriers, though strong-willed, are generally friendly and enjoy being around other people. But they need to be stimulated physically and mentally, or you may come home to find your belongings shredded and in tatters. This queen reminds me I need an outlet, a creative channel if I want to find passion and purpose in my life. Otherwise, there's no telling where my frustration might lead me.

From the Button Oracle was drawn the "Buffalo Nickel:"
gratitude, abundance, contentment
Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive... A simply abundant world awaits.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
Minted from 1913 to 1938, the buffalo nickel was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser because he wanted to "do something totally American—a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country's coin." It is amazing these animals were almost hunted to extinction, then a few years later they were commemorated on a coin. Sometimes it does take loss to produce gratitude. And while I think it is important to remember such lessons, it's not necessary to be constantly paranoid, "waiting for the other shoe to drop." This morning I woke with three people on my mind, concerned about situations going on in their lives. Much of my worry is based on assumptions created from past experience. The Queen of Wands and Buffalo encourage me to carve out some creative time for myself instead of allowing concerns to overshadow my day. It will give me something to do besides recirculate anxious thoughts, and besides, things may indeed take a turn for the good.


  1. Creative work is a great way to shut up rambling thoughts. Especially when it is a low threshold project because otherwise your inner critic likely will take over:
    OMG it is a miracle we are still sane (at least we think we are) :)