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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Restring the Bow

From the Nigel Jackson Tarot, the King of Staves; from the Sabian Symbols, "Aquarius 7:"
       In Jackson's version of the King of Staves, this ruler holds an arrow rather than a wand or staff. When I see an arrow, I automatically think of a target. Point, aim then shoot. If I miss the bulls-eye, this king would tell me not to give up. I should check my stance, adjust the tension on the bowstring, then focus and shoot again. He would agree with Edison's philosophy: not hitting the mark just means learning what won't work, it's not failure. The King of Staves encourages me to keep stringing my bow until I figure out what does.
       The visual assigned to Aquarius 7 reads: A child born out of an eggshell. The idea behind it is to do things in an unexpected, innovative way. "Tried and true" traditions won't be successful; this is going to require something unusual. I got up this morning feeling very frustrated, because some problems I've been trying to solve have not been helped by the solutions I attempted. Looks like I need to start cracking open some eggs from a brand new carton.


  1. It sure will help to look at a situation from a a different angle in order to solve your problem.We are inclined to try the same thing over and over again without understanding why it won't work. I hope you will find a satisfactory solution to your problems !
    Big Hug (((Bev)))

    1. Thanks Ellen. :) I think sometimes I am so busy pushing or pulling to get things to change, I forget to just step back and observe. Then I might see something different!