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, December 12, 2015

Adding and Smoothing Mortar

From the Dark Goddess Tarot, the Four of Fire (Wands); from the Tattwa Cards, "Ether: Seed of Air:"
          Kamui Fuchi (Rising Fire Sparks Woman) was a hearth goddess for the Ainu, an indigenous people of the islands north of Japan and east of Russia. She was the access point to the gods; the hearth in each home was a gateway of communication with the gods as well as the abode of the ancestors. As a consequence, the hearth was to be kept pure and uncontaminated, and domestic relationships properly maintained. I'm sure this goddess realized that it is much easier to build a home or business than sustain it.
          Air of Ether has been assigned the Greek word "logos." Though often loosely translated as "word," it is not meant to be understood in a grammatical sense. It is more closely tied to its philosophical use as a term for a principle of order and knowledge (Heraclitus) or as a reasoned discourse (Aristotle). Put in plain-speak (and tying both cards together), it means I would be wise to use reason and logic when I want to change the structure that was built in the Four of Wands. Open communication is a key to maintaining the stability of its foundation. Demands of "because I want to!" are more likely to cause the walls to crack. Yet respect and kindness added with reason could be the trowel that smooths the mortar.


  1. And the firewood that keep the hearth going ! :)
    I do enjoy your posts with this tarot deck a lot.

    1. Stacking logs now... :)
      I've really enjoyed the Dark Goddess this week, and the Tattwa Cards!

  2. there isn't any mortar. On the other hand the beauty and longevity of the dry walls in rocky fields built in desperation by tired farmers are standing the test of time. Maybe we are trying too hard mentally and not hard enough physically?