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, June 11, 2014

Don't Jump Yet

From the Golden Tarot, the Two of Wands; from the Yantra Deck, "Bliss:"
In the Two of Wands, a man holds one staff while another is firmly planted in stone. The "stand alone" rod is the successful project or challenge he has completed. But the rod he holds represents his "I have a dream" vision. I can readily relate to his restlessness in having finished one task and looking forward to the next endeavor. But then the card Bliss comes along and throws a wrench in the plans. In the booklet, the authors state: "Giving ourselves moments of stillness nurtures our ability to remain in a state of gratitude and appreciation in our everyday life." Okay, so maybe I don't need to jump into another project quite yet, but pause and ponder what I have already. But how do I get to that state of blissfulness? Deepak Chopra suggests getting beyond the ego's influence: "Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge." Geez, no wonder I don't need to start another activity right away - I've got plenty on my plate to work on already.


  1. Scrape your plate clean above your bin and put it in the dishwasher!!!
    Maybe when you practices blissfulness and gratitude those needs dissolve by them selves. This reminds me a bit of doing No- Thing and being content with that.
    I wish you a lot of blissful moments today :)

  2. Amen to the empty plate! I think resting in no-thing for a while will be a good thing. :)

  3. Hmm, I could see bliss coming from following your dream, being at one with your sense of purpose. All depends on whether you want to use the Yantra cards intuitively or follow the book… ;D

    1. I think for me it's like channel-surfing. There needs to be some stillness in between all the projects and goals, or I may discover too late that what I was chasing isn't what will really fulfill me. :)