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 27, 2014

Quilts of Comfort

From the Granny Jones Australian Tarot, the Ten of Cups:
I can't imagine a more cozy scene than this one in front of the fireplace. It reminds me that my home feels like this - a safe harbor where I am accepted and loved unconditionally. I have not always had such a welcoming, peaceful cocoon in my life. It makes a huge difference when there is such a place, whether with a family or another group, that gives me such a feeling of secure belonging. With it, I am more willing to step out of my comfort zone and attempt new endeavors or adventures, because I know that it will wrap me in a quilt of comfort and compassion when I return.

The button chosen today from the box is "Reindeer:"
doorway, opportunity, possibility
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~ Flora Whittemore
Here in America, most folks associate a reindeer with the animal that pulls Santa's sleigh. However, other cultures see it as a guide to the Otherworld; a Saami shaman might consider it a guardian spirit that could lead the soul through doorways to new worlds. Adding this button to the card above, I feel encouraged to draw emotional support from those people who love me. It is frightening to attempt what has never been tried, to follow a dream or grab an existing opportunity. These folks can shore up my sagging confidence and remind me of my abilities, so I don't quit before I ever begin.


  1. I am happy you have such a safe place where you can be who you really are without having to pretend something else and where you are loved and accepted for who you are.
    I've been lost a long time but now I've found this feeling with my girls and it feels like they are my lighthouse so I can always find my way home again

    1. You described it perfectly - a lighthouse! It does feel good not to have to live in limbo, feeling lost, but to have a place to return. :)