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, December 3, 2014

Check Under the Hood

From the Norse Tarot the Princess (Page) of Discs; from the Wolf Pack, "Crossroad:"
       A young girl gazes at a battle shield as if testing its merits. Her court rank of Page/Princess and suit of Discs combine to make her "Earth of Earth" - you don't get much more grounded than that. So while she wants the shield to be a beautiful work of art, she is more concerned that it protects the wearer for the reason it was created. She cautions me that just because something looks good on the outside doesn't mean it's worth any of my time, energy or money.  
       Should the wolf go left, right, back or blaze a new path? The phrases on the card suggest I should be practical, not emotional. Years ago, I had an old Chevy Impala. It wasn't a sporty red color but a dull brown. The seats had the stuffing coming out of them, so I had stretchy seat covers from Kmart over them. Yet the car was dependable and ran like a dream. As a college student with no money to spare, it was practical. Being a visual person, it's hard not to be drawn to what is beautiful. But the Princess and the wolf would remind me to always check under the hood first, so I don't run into any unwelcome surprises later. 


  1. Ha ha I am just like this princess. I do like my stuff to look nice but the quality is essential to me. This is not only important with earthly matters but also with situations and relationships etc.

    1. I'm the same way. I see this a lot with name brands here in America. Yesterday a woman was bragging to me that she found a handbag on sale ( a Dooney and something) for $100. I was dumbfounded! Maybe I'm too old-fashioned, but I can't imagine spending that kind of money on a purse.

    2. Neither can I. That is why I love to shop at thrift stores :)