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, January 7, 2015

A Reason to Celebrate

From the Motherpeace Tarot, the Four of Wands; from the Toltec Oracle, "Tonatiu:"
          The creators of the Motherpeace explain that this image depicts a celebration of a young girl's rite of passage. The number four could easily represent the four stages of life: child, teenager, adult and elder. Each stage has different tasks to learn and goals to accomplish. I think it is important to commemorate our milestones, even the small ones, otherwise life begins to feel like we're trudging rather than skipping along. If I look close enough, I'll find something to take delight in no matter which rod I'm currently holding.
          Tonatiu is Father Sun in the Toltec mythology, symbolizing power and energy, joy and warmth. Sanchez emphasizes that we each have our own light to bring - a sacred purpose. What we give may not change the world, but it may change a person's day. It may add a spark of joy where there was sorrow, clarity where there was confusion or encouragement where there was a lack of confidence. Any stage of life can mentor another. And no matter whether I'm on the giving or receiving end, it's reason enough like to celebrate.


  1. This is wonderful reminder to celebrate also the small accomplishments and gifts. When we look closely enough there is always a reason to have a little party.
    So today I am going today celebrate I've been keeping up with my Tarot challenge!
    There must be some chocolate left somewhere in the house :)
    What are you going to celebrate?

    1. I'm celebrating lots of things! :D Thanks to JJ's blog:
      I'm doing some sketches and experimenting with watercolors. It's been almost a year since I did any drawing (nature journals), so this is a way to have some fun without being too serious about it.
      I also get to see some friends today that I haven't seen in a while.

    2. That sounds good! I hope you have fun together
      I like that challenge. I might take it up later. For now I am practicing to draw "Gorjuss Girls" Just for fun and relaxation :)

    3. Had to go Google "Gorjuss Girls" - I've never heard of them before. :)

  2. Such a wonderful post Bev to remember to celebrate life. I started celebrating milestones when I turned fourty because I completely changed my lifestyle and reinvented myself.
    The small things are often the big things. Hey any excuse for a party even with myself!

    1. Thanks Catherine; I think you're right about the small things - they often turn out to have a bigger impact/influence than we think. :)