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, September 26, 2014

Look Up (Avoid Navel Gazing)

From the Wild Unknown Tarot, the Five of Pentacles; from the Pictish Oracle, the "Salmon:"
 Hold your face up to the light,even though for the moment you do not see. ~ Bill Wilson
We all know what it looks like on the outside when our physical or financial health is ailing; Krans illustrates what our spirit looks like on the inside when we go through these things. Maybe at first we believe things will improve. But as the days go by with no change, our worries increase and our spirit begins to droop like this rose. Just as the stem has lost its thorns, our feisty nature disappears. We give in to despair and begin to give up.
The Salmon in Celtic lore is a symbol of wisdom, yet its life cycle also represents tenacity. Its wisdom would tell the rose to look up from its self-centered hole of pity and ask for help. Hold its head up to the light and dig its roots down into the earth until it arrives. Persevere because change is coming. It might not come in the guise expected, but it will come - it is the natural cycle of things.  


  1. I admire the attitude of the salmon although sometimes it feels so good to wallow in my own self pity. (not for too long though :D)
    And OMG what is this deck beautiful!!!

    1. It is beautiful in its simplicity! I didn't think it would have much to "say" to me, but the more i use it, the more I like it. Of course being "nature-themed" instead of human-centered is a big plus too. :)

  2. Such a hopeful post Bev. Thank you. Lovin' the Bill W. quote. :)