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, November 24, 2015

A Break from the Usual?

From the Deirdre of the Sorrows Tarot, the Star; from the Victorian Flower Oracle, "Dahlia:"
          A naked woman sits at a pool in an oasis; perhaps having had her fill, she pours the rest of the water back into its source. She represents those times of vulnerability, when we seek refuge in order to rest and heal. As nice as it would be to stay here indefinitely, the sun is already beginning to rise. The coins at the bottom of the pool suggest a return to regular life and its responsibilities is imminent. In this quiet place, has she found guidance and a new understanding to take with her?
          There are 42 species of dahlia, and their blooms can range from 2 inches to up to a foot in diameter. They can be found in a huge variety of floret shape and color. It's no wonder "choice" is the keyword assigned to them. These two cards imply a decision needs to be carefully considered. The woman has been through hell but has now recuperated. Will she continue to do things the same way as before when she leaves her oasis, or will she choose a different way? Those habitual patterns can be hard to shake, even when we've been given helpful suggestions.


  1. I think as long as she's not sure where to go from here she should stay put and consider her options well while enjoying the scenery: Slow and steady wins the race :)

    1. There's a 12 Step slogan that says, "Easy does it, but do it!" :)