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, May 20, 2014

Pull in that Pout

From the Tarot Lukumi, the Empress:
This sensual Orisha of love and abundance shows up again after seeing her in the Ten of Cups yesterday. I discovered she is also associated with "flowing waters," which I find hysterically (not so) funny after spending the early hours of my morning mopping up an overflowing toilet and washing machine when the sewage line backed up. Oshun, like the Empress, tends to be very emotional - as opposed to her partner, the logical Emperor. She has a temperamental side when she's out of balance, and those feelings can easily turn into raging flood waters. I'm sure this facet of her was quite recognizable in me as I cursed while cleaning up the mess.

The draw from the Diloggun Cards this morning was "Obara (7 mouths):"
Ifa: One must be uplifted from poverty-stricken acceptance and state of mind. There is no virtue in being in poverty. Be industrious and accomplish your desires.
Proverb: Do not let what you cannot do tear from your hands what you can.
This cowrie shell throw offers me a bit of tough love, implying that I need to get off my pity pot and do what I can instead of whining. Which probably translates into keeping the plumber's number on redial until he answers, so I can get some professional help. Life if full of surprises, good and bad, but it's not personal. Time to pull in that pout and get busy.


  1. O my dear! What a mess that must have been. Some pouting and cursing can be a great release for the first frustration. I would have done the same thing :D
    I find it surprising Oshun looks like Isis

    1. I guess the images reflect the wide range of cultures and countries that affected and produced Santeria.
      Plumber has come and gone; tree roots were the problem. At least now I can shower and have my coffee that I missed this morning! :)

  2. oh ick. This happened to us when we were guests in Michigan. 2 AM and of course the whole house was woken. Fortunately they had a million towels out in the hall, so I soaked and flung into the tub while Rob looked for plunger and then woke our hosts.

    Turns out there wasn't a plunger. One of the other guests was a home depot guy and he figured out where to turn off the water.
    anyway...good luck!

    1. Thank you. :) Got everything mopped up (threw the towels in the trash - sewage, yuk). Then cleaned like a mad woman after the plumber left.