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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Who Planted the Seed?

From the Deirdre of the Sorrows Tarot, the Two of Coins; from the Victorian Flower Oracle, "Wild Rose:"
The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed. I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed. ~ Lord Byron
          Unlike most of the RWS versions of this card, the fellow here looks sullen and angry. Dressed in the clothes of the jester, he must feel like the butt of life's joke. His yoke holds one coin with books and another coin with a house; I would guess he's feeling squeezed by trying to pay for both an education and living expenses. Or, he might be overwhelmed by not having enough time and energy for either one. The Wild Rose has been assigned the phrase "a thorny question," and asks this young man to look beneath the cause of his resentment. Was he honest with himself and others when he made the choice to take on so many commitments? Is he being truthful with himself about being able to handle these things without help? He might be angry at what he perceives as the unfairness of life, but he should take a closer look at who actually sowed those seeds. However, there's no need for self-flagellation; see the lesson for what it is and then do something differently.

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