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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Overalls and Three-piece Suits

From the Tarot of the Cat People, the Knight of Pentacles; from the Sacred Geometry Oracle, the "Unity of Primary Roots:"
          See if you can figure out  the methodical, tenacious and hardworking man who said these quotes (a person very much like the Knight of Pentacles):
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
  • The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
  • I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
  • Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
  • The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world.
Thomas A. Edison was responsible for those words. I think he would agree with my 94 year old mother-in-law who is fond of saying, "Keep on, keeping on."
          Doesn't the geometric figure of Unity of Primary Roots look like a combination of two cards I've drawn previously? This pattern shows how, beginning with any of the three root relationship figures (that produce the square root of two, three and five ratios), it is possible to unfold the other figures from one of them. Put in plain-speak, this suggests a continuum rather than an either/or situation. Sometimes success is dressed in overalls and a three-piece suit; each has a part to play in constructing the whole.


  1. I agree: the hunt if often more rewarding then the final kill. Success creates a vacuum of "What is next".

    1. I liked that quote too. It reminds me to enjoy doing the sketches instead of rushing to finish.

  2. LOL! Oh how you speak to me, once again. Are you spying on me? ;) I loved that first quote. It is remarkably funny, and speaks big truths to me! I am a terrible procrastinator. I have to disguise work as fun so that I will do it.