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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Way Forward

From the Legacy of the Divine, the Eight of Wands; from Steps to Serenity, "Forgiveness:"
          Marchetti describes this card as eight wands breaking through the clouds to open sky. We're now "free to move ahead, get things going, and implement some of our ideas." The Archer depicted in the sky is a symbol of Sagittarius, representing energy, optimism and exploration. But how do we get through the clouds to find that freedom of expression? Forgiveness. I was listening to a Tara Brach meditation on this topic, and she said, "If we hold onto our blame, we bypass the feelings that most need our attention for healing. We avoid the hurt and loss that need processing. Vengeance is a lazy form of grief, and it prevents us from moving forward in our life as a whole, awakened being." It might not just be someone else I need to forgive, but myself as well.
          To all my blogging friends and acquaintances, no matter what Season of Light you celebrate, I wish you good health, happiness and a ready sense of humor to accompany you along the way.


  1. Sending many blessings from sunny Oz and wishing y'all a very Merry Xmas! :)

    1. Big hug and blessings to you and your clan, soulsis!

  2. Wishing you all the same my dear friend.
    And also the capacity of self forgiveness which is the hardest form of forgiveness there is. Guilt and shame are brutal prison guards

    1. It's weird that it's easier to forgive another than yourself, isn't it? And you're right - we use that whip on ourselves thinking we are deserving of it.