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, November 29, 2014

Give a Sister a Hand

This week I’ll be using the Norse Tarot book and deck, created by Clive Barrett and published by Aquarian. The other deck I’ll be drawing from is the Wolf Pack, created by Robert Petro and published by Windspirit Productions. Today’s cards are the Two of Discs and “Support:”
  There’s a running joke in my family: “Don’t ask mom if you can do something to help her, because she’ll tell you!” I was terrible at delegating tasks when I was younger because of my perfectionism (“If you want it done right, do it yourself.”). But now I know that maintaining my equilibrium (health, energy, time, or finances) requires that I entrust certain responsibilities to others. The family in Barrett’s card is a perfect example – the mom cooks for everyone, the grandfather entertains the grandson, and the grandson fetches whatever the grandfather might need. Things run smoothly, because no one is expected to do everything.
  The Wolf Pack card “Support” syncs up nicely with the Two of Discs. Show me a group where everyone works only for their own self-interest, and I’ll show you a group in decline and rapidly disintegrating. Everyone has things that they excel at, regardless of whether those things fall in a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual category. Right now I’m typing this on my word processor instead of my blog because my internet connection is down. I’m hoping AT&T will offer me the support I need to get back online. (ETA: They worked their magic - yea!)


  1. I really love this deck It is a pity they are out of print. Buying them from the artist himself is way too expensive for me. Together these two decks give us a wonderful wintery feel. Gradually the juggling is starting to get more difficult (holidays) so this post is a great reminder for me to delegate: not my strongest quality either.:D
    I hope you have had a lovely Thanksgiving with you family

    1. This is a deck that I think would be worthwhile to reprint - IF they also included the book. While the minors are easily readable, the majors are connected with the Norse figures who are not always recognizable (at least not for me).
      Holidays and juggling go together for sure!
      We actually had to split the family up this year - I went out of town to visit my mom, and my husband and daughter stayed here to visit and eat with his mom. It worked out nicely though for everyone.