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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wait for the Thaw

From the Daniloff Tarot, the Knight of Swords; from the Kwan Yin sticks, #49:
On the shield of this knight, two people are in the middle, indicating this man can be eloquent when sharing his ideas and beliefs. The upraised sword on the right side suggests striving for truth and justice. However the hawk/falcon on the left shows this knight's shadow side. When a hawk attacks, sharp talons and a ripping beak can tear apart whatever it lands on in seconds. The Knight of Swords has a quick mind and tongue that can be just as destructive. The frozen Kwan Yin statue is linked with these verses:
The chilly waters turn to ice
when the year gets colder.
One day the ice
will turn to flowing water again.
Have you ever heard of writer's block? I think we can also experience our hearts being locked down, a place where we feel stuck, as if we're dead inside. Without the heart balancing my head, this can be a dangerous place for me. There is no compassionate pause to stop me from using my words and ideas to slice and dice others. With such a disconnect from my emotions, my thoughts can encourage this kind of behavior . I've been to this place before, so I know just because I think something doesn't mean it's true. I don't have to speak or act in ways that my brain tells me will help, that I know from experience will only harm. "TC" is my motto for now: "things change." I've just to give it time to happen on its own.


  1. My dear friend you are surrounded by knights. Maybe you can see them as your guardians in this stressful period. Knights are also to protect and defend you. The Knight of Pentacles will protect you from being overloaded with work and the knight of swords will prevent you from lashing out.
    Take care and a big hug

    1. Protectors - I hope this is their role! I think something has triggered some buried, childhood survival tactic. May have served me well then, but I seriously doubt it will serve me well in the present. Just went for a long walk, and it helped immensely. :)

    2. I am so glad it helped
      Maybe it is also time to hug your little sycamore some more :D