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 30, 2015

Spark Sisters

From the Victorian Romantic Tarot, the Ace of Wands; from the Flowers' Messages, "Hosta:"
You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. 
― Oprah Winfrey
          I never have too much problem finding those inspirational sparks, things that motivate me to create or act. But my little spark can easily get extinguished by those who stomp on it or even the constant winds of change. This image of two women working together, each helping to make something larger than themselves happen, is delightful. The companion book says the original work was by Henuse Marketa and depicted the rays of the rising sun. I feel very lucky to have friends, both locally and internationally, who will fan my inspiration and feed it the oxygen it needs to turn into a flame. They offer me the Hosta flower, which is said to represent hope. This is not an expectation-filled optimism that promises riches and fame. Rather it is encouragement that reminds me of my skills and talents; it is the belief that I have something unique to offer the world. 


  1. I can relate to this post. With me it is often more the winds of change than the influence of other people which extinguish my sparks. I am very quickly distracted
    I hope you can feel me fanning on the other side of the ocean. :D
    Are you feeling a bit better today?

    1. Yes, I do feel your "fan" - puffing my bellows in return. :)
      Definitely feeling better today, thank you!

  2. "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...."

  3. A very unusual and charming Ace of Wands. It gives a different perspective to the gift of creative energy offered by this card. In my journaling this week, the joy of working with others rather than on my own has come up. Not sure how that will play out, but it's something to hope for :)

    1. Even if I don't actually do the work with someone, it's nice to have others to bounce ideas around with and get their perspective. :)