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

Friday, August 29, 2014

From the Outside, It Looks Fine

From the Neuzeit Tarot, the Eight of Cups; from Rory's Story Cubes, "Helmet/Crown:"
This particular Eight of Cups looks rather balanced, unlike the the RWS version that appears to have an open space in the stack. But the two wheels make this grouping of cups feel very insular, as if no one is allowed in or out. The cube below has two clocks on the sides and two arrows on the top; I get the feeling that something will change soon to upset this static situation. When that happens, disharmony will reign, and I imagine a scramble will ensue to rebuild the relationship structure (like an ant hill that gets stepped on).
The cubes represent a warrior role (Helmet) and a monarch role (Crown). Do either of these positions seem very egalitarian for a relationship? Respect, genuine compassion and kindness seem to be missing from this equation. I doubt there will be any lasting stability until they are factored in.


  1. A difficult draw this morning. I prefer the traditional depiction of the eight of cups, where we can leave everything behind and start over without the bossy, controlling attitude of the cubes. This depiction looks to much like the wheel for me.

    1. Me too. I think it may be easier to start over from scratch than to try and glue pieces of shards together to make a whole again.