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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Creative Connections

This week I'll be using the Art of Life Tarot created by Charlene Livingstone and published by U.S. Games. I'll also be using the Tao Oracle, created by Ma Deva Padma and published by St. Martin's Press. Today's draws are the Two of Cups and "Turning Point:"
          Funny that I should get the Two of Cups the day after Valentine's Day, one of the biggest holiday money-makers besides Christmas. My daughter asked my husband how we were going to celebrate, and he said, "Go grocery shopping." It's not that we don't like romance, but lately we just have to be content with spending time with each other however we can find it. His mom (in the early stages of dementia) is requiring more care and time, leaving us with less. But that is part of love too, even more so than one day filled with chocolates and roses.
          Turning Point (hexagram 24) is described as that slight pause in the natural cycle of life. Even though we're still dealing with freezing temperatures at night, robins are covering the ball field next door and my neighbors magnolia tulip tree is in full bloom. They are reminders that the cold won't last forever, and spring's warm temperatures are just around the corner. My husband and I can maintain our relationship through all the twists and turns of life. It may not be a candle-lit dinner, but even a conversation on the way to Publix can keep us connected.


  1. These little spontaneous moments of togetherness are the most precious ones in a relationship. This morning my husband gifted me with a milk chocolate bar with hazelnuts. Not for Valentines day he said but because he remembered I love it so much. Our love has changed a lot too, but there is still love; day in day out.

    1. Just because it doesn't look like "love" on the outside (to other people) doesn't mean it's not on the inside! :)

  2. I agree, we never do Christmas gifts or birthdays, we just have a nice day. Part of it is age but part of it was that we were never too involved in stuff like that. However, this year I got some flowers and an iTunes gift card for Valentine's. I keep a handmade notebook by my chair and write down jazz songs I hear on the radio and then enter them in my iTunes wish list. Lots to download with my new card!

    I like the Art of Life Tarot, but wasn't sure if it would sustain my interest over time. They are very much like postcards though, right? ;-0))))

    1. After you've been together for so long, you run out of stuff to get for each other (unless you do something creative). When we had a twenty year anniversary, I made a cd of twenty love/friendship songs to give him. Last year (I think) I got a deck of playing cards and wrote 52 specific reasons why I loved him - one for each card. :)

      The Art deck is a bit like a bunch of postcards. I like the quotes that go with the art.