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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Distractions, Pleasurable or Otherwise

From the Transformational Tarot, the Prince (Knight) of Coins; from the Celtic Book of the Dead, the "Island of Many Birds:"
The Prince/Knight of Coins is hardworking and trustworthy, focused and methodical. He's the go-to guy if you want a job carefully planned and successfully carried out. What could possibly go wrong with this fellow in the saddle? The damsel in distress he carries back to the castle is a hint, as is the card from the oracle deck. The Island of Many Birds was where the voyagers landed when they were hungry and in dire need of something to eat. Here they found thousands of birds of all kinds, so many that they didn't know which to choose. Their dilemma reminds me of the huge supermarkets here; if you want a box of cereal, there is such a multitude and variety it mimics the Great Wall of China. The Prince could easily lose his focus if he has too many distractions, good or bad. He encourages me to keep my eye on the objective today and not get caught up in all the diversions around me.


  1. Our modern life is filled up with diversions: adds, internet, shops, and tarot reviews on youtube :) It is indeed hard not to loose focus on what you really want; what makes you really happy. But maybe the knight will rescue us when we get to distracted. How I would love to be a damsel once more :)

    1. Ack! The internet is one of my biggest distractions; I can lose hours every day searching and reading information on it!

    2. I find it such a tricky balancing act. Take Facebook - a powerful tool for networking, yet so easy to get sucked in and waste time...

    3. That's it - it's not really a bad thing, but too much of anything generally is. :)