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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Elegant Agility

From the Buckland Romani Tarot, the Three of Bolers/Wheels (Pentacles):
Having ancestors who came from Germany as wagon builders, I appreciate the craftsmanship shown in this card. Doing any skill well requires the constant effort of practice and the willingness to listen and learn from those with knowledge. Having the right tools means nothing without the wisdom of experience. My husband found this out when we had a tornado come through some years back that snapped off several massive pine trees like toothpicks. Rednecks with a truck and chainsaw do not necessarily equal tree removal experts (they dropped sections on a dogwood and maple, splitting them in half). The Romani guy might not be a quantum physicist, but I'm sure those two fellows in the foreground feel relieved to have found a craftsman who knows what he's doing.

From the Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards comes "Wagle Shun - Swan:"
Though swans are known for their aggressiveness, the authors associate these birds with peace and grace. However their beauty and grace can be seen in the air and on the water, as they smoothly glide through both elements with ease. I'm reminded by the Swan and the Three of Bolers above that expertise in any field looks like elegant agility, as if the craft and person are of one accord. If I want to know where my talents lie, I need to discover what work fills me with such peace and grace.


  1. I am reminded by this reading of the craftsmanship my husband had in many area's (wood, electricity,painting, cars, you name it he could fix it) It was something which made him very attractive in my eyes because I come form a family who were all about book learning and degrees.

    1. My husband is just the opposite, so I've had to learn to use power tools, paint, etc. Though I have to say reading and Google have helped tremendously in learning how to do things. :D