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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Following the Inner Flame

From the Songs from the Journey Home Tarot, the Knight of Wands; from the Raven Cards, "Bind Your Wounds:"
          This illustration feels like a dream world with its maze of doors. But the fellow makes a beeline for the light, suggesting he moves toward what burns brightly within him. This Knight is full of energetic enthusiasm, and he always follows his passion. I imagine all those doors represent other actions he might take - the "shoulds" of obligation. I have plenty on my plate today that I "should" be doing, but spring is here and I long to play in the yard. The Raven Card reminds me that although I may suffer in the physical world, I have a choice about whether I allow my innermost self to feel wounded. There will always be people who think I need to be spending my time doing something else with someone else. But they aren't me and don't know what brings me joy and makes me smile. If I don't want my inner fire to be extinguished, I'm going to have to follow my own light.
Cherokee rose, Georgia's state flower


  1. With such lovely flowers in you garden it is no wonder you wan to spend time there
    It seems to me we are on the same wave length although we have drawn different cards. I bet it is the juiciness of Spring which runs through our veins :)
    I wish you lots of smiles today

    1. I definitely have a case of spring fever! The roses aren't in my yard, but across the way in a school's natural garden area. These roses have to be in a place where they don't need to be pruned (unless you have steel reinforced gloves and clothing on!). :)