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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poets and Weavers

From the Anna K. Tarot, the King of Cups:
What a great version of the King of Cups Kleffinger has created. Because I am such a poetry lover (Mary Oliver, William Stafford, and others), I imagine him to be reading a book of poems. He also has daisies everywhere, even in his lap - did he pick those himself? But what I notice most about this card is how he has secluded himself from the hustle and bustle of the castle. The King of Cups is well-known for his unconditional love and his ability to stay composed without getting caught up in drama. Perhaps carving out time for himself to enjoy what he loves may be his secret to staying sane.

From the Green Man Tree Oracle comes "Ash - Nuin (Nin):"
The keyword for Ash is "connection," possibly because of its association with the weaving loom. Yet another word ogham for this letter "establishing peace," which makes sense - how can you form a connection with anyone if there is no accord? If I add this card to the King above, I get the impression that I must find peace within before I expect to find it externally. In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, "When there is the element of peace in you, you can connect with other people...We don't need to wait for some other person to be the change we want to see in the world."


  1. Change the world and start with yourself :) What better way then to read a good book near the fire all by yourself. I love this depiction of the King of cups. He was the one that convinced me to buy this deck. He has such a sweet smile.

    1. Anna's vision of so many of the cards are just wonderful. Besides this one, I love her Lovers, Ace of Wands, World and Eight of Swords. :)

    2. Yes her Lovers are great. My favorites beside the ones you've mentioned are the Sun, Moon and Star, the High Priestess and the Hermit. (Yes I love Dark blue colors)