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, March 12, 2015

A Tightrope for a Throne

From the Japaridze Tarot, the Fool; from the Holitzka I Ching, hexagram 20 "Observation:"
          I've always been the type to prepare for anything weeks in advance. If I were going on a trip, I would take an extra of everything, have a map printed out from Google, make sure an emergency contact list was available and leave a detailed list for those taking care of the pets. Nothing was left to chance. Yet the Fool rides in on his unicycle, balancing on a tightrope with no net underneath. In his case, pretty much everything is left to happenstance. He's like that bright red balloon - bouncy and light without a care in the world.
          Hexagram 20 describes a person looking down from an observation point who is also being observed himself. It is much like a king who keeps watch over his kingdom, but the people in that realm keep an eye on him as well. It's easy to see the parallel of the Fool high on his tightrope and the leader on his throne. Does the king ever have a foolish, carefree day? Does he worry about what people would think if he were to briefly forget what is practical and just have some fun? I think it would help him to be a more compassionate ruler. I had a friend who took me out for coffee yesterday. I didn't realize that I had lost my laugh until I was with her, and she brought it back out of hiding. Sometimes its good to be a balloon...


  1. Yay for friends! A couple of mine are coming over tonight, and I know I could do with it :) Wishing you a bouncy weekend!

    1. I hope you have a delightful one too with your crew! :)