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, July 21, 2014

Don't Fish for Worries

From the Tarot of Hidden Realm, Temperance; from the Heart of Faery Oracle, the "Lady of the Forest:"
Usually when I draw my cards in the morning, I pause and think, "What is the most important thing for me to attend to today?" But after a drama-filled week and an emotional drenching last night, I just had one thought, "Help." It wasn't too surprising that I got Temperance; her two cups are full of symbolism for me. One represents all the good things I wish for those that I love and care about. The other represents all those painful, overwhelming situations I would prefer they would never have to deal with. But this fairy shows me quite plainly that life is a mix of the good and the bad - no one gets one cup without the other. Yet even as the water rushes by, advice is implied by her firmly planted feet on the stones. Stay grounded in what is real, deal with what is happening now, and don't fish for worries in the future.
The Lady of the Forest represents the Feminine; she doesn't run from emotions, she embraces them. She suggests that I stop using up all my energy to try to make things disappear that I don't want to deal with. Instead, in that quiet, still place of acceptance, I may find an intuitive answer in dealing with what is.


  1. I am so sorry to hear you are struggling so hard with challenging situations. I know how you would love to sweep your house with a magic broom to get rid of all the drama.
    The advice you read in these cards to ground and center yourself is the best you can do for you loved ones. That way they can mirror themselves to you and find peace within.
    My dear Bev, a big hug for you and lots of strength and balance

    1. Thank you Ellen for your compassionate support. :) I'll keep trying to breathe deeply and look for any concrete actions I can take.

  2. What a beautiful interpretation of both of these cards. I hope your advice to yourself helps - staying grounded and embracing intuition both sound like a good idea. More (((hugs))) drama can be so draining!

    1. The advice I got from the cards is helping me (and others) - thank you for the hugs! :)