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, September 15, 2015

Mental Leaps

From the Anna K. Tarot, the Magician; from the Meditation Cards, "Dissolve into Now:"
          Instead of the black and white pillars often seen with the High Priestess, this Magician has only one. His purpose is to turn what is in his mind into matter using the resources available. He prefers taking fate into his own hand, rather than sitting back and leaving it to chance. His knowledge is going to be put to practical use to change his life in beneficial ways. Hopefully he's not going to try to manipulate others in his pursuit.
          The dissolving figure in the Meditation Card resembles the swirl above the Magician's hand. It represents staying fully present, no matter what is going on in my life. Thich Nhat Hanh uses drinking a cup of tea as an example:
Tea is an act complete in its simplicity.
When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea.
The rest of the world dissolves.
There are no worries about the future.
No dwelling on past mistakes. 
In the Now there is no regretting or rehashing of the past nor expectations or assumptions about the future. Just as the Magician concentrates on his swirl, I need to be fully aware of what's right under my nose. This message from this pair of cards is to focus on what is happening here if I want to accomplish anything rather than taking a mental leap to another time frame.


  1. Such a great post, Bev. This pairing is a natural and how you've worked with it is inspired. I've always liked this particular card of Asha's, so spacious.

    1. This figure of Asha's looks like particles of light. :) I didn't know how well such a deck would work with tarot, but so far so good!

  2. A natural follow up from yesterday's post. After studying the magic books it is time to put it into practice
    Tea, mmm, I'll take mine with a drop of lemon and some sugar please :D

    1. Yum - I'm a lemon tea lover too! A virtual tea party is in order. :)