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, December 11, 2015

Incubation Period

From the Dark Goddess Tarot, the Nine of Fire (Wands); from the Tattwa Cards, "Ether: Seed of Fire:"
          Chantico is the Aztec goddess of Fire, both of the hearth and of volcanoes (which gives a hint at her power). She firmly believes in protecting what is treasured. Lorenzi-Prince writes, "Focus on your energy level. If the fire of your spirit is low, block those things that drain it. Invite those things that feed it. If it is running too hot, make sure it stays under your control." Wise words for a guardian who needs to stay alert, but rested; ready for action, but calm and composed.
           Fire of Ether's keyword is "incubation," a word that means keeping conditions favorable for growth and development. If I know I've got a big day coming up, whether it's a challenge or a celebration, it makes no sense to run around like a wind-up toy until I'm exhausted. Of course neither should I sit around and eat chips on the couch. These two cards suggest avoiding procrastination, yet not allowing manic paranoia to overtake my preparations.


  1. Finding the balance between doing and relaxing can be necessary when preparing for a big day
    I hope you will have enough energy left to enjoy your day

    1. I think I'll choose to do only what is necessary and fun. :D