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

Friday, December 5, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

From the Norse Tarot, the Star; from the Wolf Pack, "Cycles:"
       During Ragnarok, the Norse cyclic destruction of the cosmos, two humans hid in a forest. Lif and Lifthrasir were the only surviving male and female of the species. As the cycle once again turned to rebirth, they would eventually emerge and repopulate the new world. From their hiding place, they saw the stars return to the night sky. While there would be much work ahead, the fact that they survived it all brought them hope.
       The wolf in the Cycles card looks ragged and hungry. The cactus emphasizes just how sharp and unwelcoming life has been of late. Yet the message is that this cycle is ending and beneficial change is coming. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars." Funny how crystal clear things can get when you're in those places; it suddenly becomes very obvious what is important and what isn't. And maybe that's the real blessing of the calm after the storm - clarity.

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