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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Human Road Maps

From the Hezicos Tarot, the Queen of Cups; from the Way of the Horses, "Attraction:"
This queen wears what appears to be an alphabet cone shell on her head for a a crown. The brown deposits made by the snail on the outside often resemble letters of the alphabet, hence the name. She likewise spells out exactly how she feels - there is no guessing needed in her relationships. But not everyone is like her in this respect, which is where those moon snail shells dangling from her earlobes come in handy. This particular snail drills down into the shells of other sea creatures to get at what is hidden inside. If you've ever found a shell with a small round hole (ready to string on a necklace), you've just found the work of a moon snail. Her empathy and intuition make it hard to hide any feelings from her.
The Attraction card deals with relationships, and how we often resonate with certain people. While it might simply be one person feels connected to another because they are like-minded, it may also be because they share similar experiences. If one person has gone through emotional trauma or challenges and come out whole on the other side, she can counsel the other in how she managed to muddle through it. Many of my women friends are a bit older than I am, and I think on some level I see them as mentors. They've already made many journeys and have helpful suggestions about what to do and what not to do when I find myself on the same road.


  1. It is a pity nowadays older men and women are less valued because they can't keep up with the fast changing society. The great amount of wisdom they can share isn't measurable in certificates and diplomas. Sometimes I long for the simplicity of an village community from many years ago

    1. Some of the older women I know are more computer-savvy than I am, lol! But I agree, age should have no bearing on value - it should be based on wisdom.

  2. It is all life and death in the shell world! akk.

    Think of the Puritans. Would having one of them as your village leader be helpful?

    1. Nature can be beautiful but harsh (to our delicate sensitivities). :D
      The Puritan might be helpful in regard to "work ethics" wisdom, but for spiritual wisdom I think I might prefer the Quakers. :)