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, August 25, 2014

Shearing Time

From the Neuzeit Tarot, the Ace of Cups; from Rory's Story Cubes, "Sheep/Sun:"
In Wegmuller's image, there is a sun rising from the chalice which might seem strange. Yet when I think of describing joy, I almost always express it as a warm feeling. The two feathers on the moon crescents suggest a gentleness and lightness; the cube the cup sits on indicates a stability not often seen with emotions but with the heart. Here is the chance for a loving relationship that will stand the test of time.
The Sun on the cube reflects the one on the Ace, but the Sheep left me puzzled. However I looked at his fluffy wool coat and thought of shearing, done usually in late spring or early summer when the temperatures are warm. I tend to wear a protective covering in my relationships, often hesitating to show what's beneath my layers. If a relationship is to grow and last, such intimacy is necessary; I must learn to trust.


  1. Beautiful Ace of Cups. I like the stable foundation of this Cup. Maybe the wool of this lam is as soft as the feathers on the moon. You could knit a safety blanket with it. I know how hard it is to trust. This is something which is getting more clear to me every day. Trust is an act of surrender and of being vulnerable. And OMG that is so scary!!!

  2. I didn't think about the softness of the wool! :) Just the words "surrender" and "vulnerable" make me want to run!

  3. Fascinating how that Ace and cube echo one another! Don't know where my head is, but the sheep made me think of a shaggy dog story, and how some people don't even believe in love. I am grateful my experience has shown me love is real, even if I don't always have perfect trust in it!

    1. Yes, I think you have a valid point. Human love will never be perfect, but imperfect love is better than none at all!