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, June 11, 2015

Night Turns to Day

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, the Four of Pentacles; from the Rune Cards, "Dagaz/Daeg:"
           When my mother first remarried, I went from being an only child to having four step-siblings. It wasn't so much that I hated sharing my games and toys (it was actually nice to have someone to play with), but I hated sharing my space. I had spent the first six years of my life having plenty of time alone, and I had gotten quite comfortable with it. At one point my two stepsisters and I had to share one room, and I remember us drawing imaginary lines dividing our area into three zones. No matter what I think I have, it's just an illusion of control. That step family is gone as a result of infidelity and a nasty divorce. The old farmhouse we lived in was bulldozed long ago. No sense in getting possessive of people and things; I might as well enjoy them with a spirit of generosity while they're around.
          Daeg/Dagaz literally means "day;" its verse of the Anglo-Saxon poem reads:
Day, the glorious light of the Creator, is sent by the Lord;
it is beloved of men, a source of hope and happiness to rich and poor,
and of service to all.
The fire on the hill has bones strewn among the flames. It may be a farm animal that died, or it could be the bones of a human. Yet Dagaz is about hope and change for the better. It is a reminder that losses are a natural cycle that will be followed by gains. My mother married a third time after I was grown. She got to find out what is was like to be truly loved by a husband, and I got to discover what it was like to be respected and cared for by a father-figure. Night turns to day.


  1. Ha, yes, that illusion of control. When we can let life flow, rather than trying to determine its course, we can enjoy the ride, and our fellow travellers, far more :)

    1. Letting things flow rather than trying to swim upstream would be a lot easier!