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

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's a Mystery

From the Victoria Regina Tarot, the King of Coins; from the Universe Cards, "Universe:"
           Prince Albert was the Consort of the Queen (Victoria), which meant he had a position of distinction though not any real authority. Gradually, he became involved in public causes like the world-wide abolition of slavery, educational reform and the organization of the Great Exhibition of 1851. He eventually became a political influence as well; firmly disagreeing in foreign intervention, he helped keep Britain out of the American Civil War. Albert took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office yet still managed to produce nine children with Victoria. Like the King of Coins, he was a practical, reliable and resourceful fellow.
          Today most scientists think that the universe was created during the Big Bang about 13.8 billion years ago and is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The observable universe stretches for about 46 billion light years in all directions. Even with all the brilliant minds and technology we have to study the cosmos, it is doubtful we'll ever have all the answers. The Universe card suggests that a limit has been reached; for the present time at least, there is no more to be done. I'm sure the King of Coins would agree. If I'm only spinning my wheels, it's time to move on to another project where I can make some real progress. If something changes I can always come back to it, but there's no sense wasting time, money or energy on it right now.


  1. I'm struck by the three clocks in the Tarot card being echoed by the three golden discs in the oracle card, the sense that the Universe has this King's back..