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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Step into the Batter's Box

This week I'll be using Poppy Palin's Waking the Wild Spirit tarot deck, published by Llewellyn. I'll also be using the 2nd edition of her companion book, Stories of the Wild Spirit, published by Slippery Jacks Press. The oracle I'll be using is MentorSpirit, created by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake, published by InnerLinks Associates. The cards drawn this morning are the Ace of Earth (Pentacles) and "Leadership:"
 Lured by the warm rays of the sun, seeds begin to sprout and grow. Years ago I had a tiny greenhouse which I used to grow medicinal herbs from seed. It was quite a learning experience. Though it was rather easy to germinate most of the seeds, keeping them healthy and thriving was another matter. Not only did they need the right amount of sun, water and nutrients, I had to protect them from pests and animals like squirrels too. The Ace of Earth has potential, but I've got to use my tools and talents to nurture it if it is to flourish.
The Leadership card's color implies the passion and energy needed to lead not just by words, but by doing. If I want something to succeed, it is going to take more than affirmations and good ideas. I'm going to have to get over my fear and step into the batter's box. There's a good possibility that I might swing and miss the ball a few times. But if I keep my eye on the ball and time it right, I just might hit it out of the park.


  1. What a lovely deck Unfortunately it is not available anymore. So I will enjoy this weeks posts with a touch of envy :) but even more looking forward to your interpretations. Yes the Ace of Pentacles is a tricky one. it remind me of so many unfinished, crochet and knitting projects.Finishing those last parts is so much more difficult then starting with something else.
    I'll bet, if you set your mind to it you can easily make a home run :D (visualizing now)

    1. Poppy Palin has individual decks available from her directly (you have to email her: poppypalin@gypsymoondesign.fsnet.co.uk ), which is how I got my copy. She is working on a new deck, The Everyday Tarot, which can be seen at her website: http://www.poppypalin.org/tarot.htm (scroll to the bottom to see the cards so far). Not to enable any tarot buying of course (heehee!)...

    2. Thanks but usually I buy my decks from Book Depository because they don't charge shipping costs. Otherwise it will get too expensive for me
      I suppose we are all enabling on another all the time !! :D

    3. Yes, shipping costs from country to country has sky-rocketed, so I definitely understand!

    4. Still, it might be worth asking what she's charging, Ellen, as I think she's quite reasonable. I have a copy, and love it. Not yet sure about the Everyday Tarot, though…
      Will look forward to this week's posts, I don't use this deck nearly enough!