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, June 23, 2015

It's All Good?

From the Touchstone Tarot, the Empress; from the John Waterhouse Oracle, "The Nymphs:"
          The Empress is a symbol of matriarchal authority; her nurturing rule covers the realms of creativity and emotions. She keeps things growing instead of stagnating. There is always both change and beauty in her kingdom. It might be Eden there if not for her lack of boundaries (think kudzu and codependency). She's of the mindset that if one is good then a boatload is even better. Waterhouse's "Nymphs" fit nicely into the Empress mentality. This card is an excerpt from Hylas and the Nymphs, a painting of how Hylas of Argo's crew was captured by female water spirits who were enamored of his beauty. Once kissed, he was never seen again. These two cards together remind me that while my intentions might be good, my actions may create detrimental results. I need to try to stand in the shoes of all involved and see things from their viewpoint. Just because I think something is beneficial doesn't mean everyone else will too.


  1. Hi Bev I do hope you feel somewhat better than yesterday.
    Personally I believe if we act with the best of our intentions and are not out to hurt anybody on purpose it is okay. We cannot please the whole world.
    "to stand in the shoes of all involved" might cause you to fear to do anything at all.
    So please be kind to yourself and lighten your load a bit

    1. I agree that people-pleasing can end up making a person afraid to make a decision. But I do strongly feel that I need to look at whatever I'm about to do from another's viewpoint. An example would be missionaries who feel that they must go to war-torn nations to preach the gospel. If they were to ask the people there, they would probably say they need food, water and shelter more than Jesus at the moment. :)

    2. We all seem to be on the same page today...

    3. Funny how those kind of things happen... :)