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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Luna's Parade

From the Tarot de St. Croix, the Fool; from the Archetype Cards, "Don Juan:"
          The full moon (Luna), the coyote/wolf head (howling at the moon) and the Fool making shadow puppets all made me think of acting loony. I'm so task oriented and focused on "herding cats," that I often forget to let loose and have fun with the folks I'm around. Life can quickly become a grind for me as well as my companions if the only goal I have is getting from "here" to "there" without any enjoyment along the way. The deck's booklet encourages me to live life with a "playful sense of adventure" - wise words from a Fool.
          The Don Juan card made me laugh; at my age, I don't think of myself as a seductress. But if I expand this card's meaning, I can look at the ways I try to entice people to get what I want. It's easy enough to do if you know what motivates them, but it's not necessarily the honorable way to go about doing things. There is a 12 Step phrase that says "attraction rather than promotion," which means seeing visible results speaks more eloquently and persuasively than a sales pitch. If I want people to participate in my parade, I should take the Fool's advice and have fun while I'm marching along.


  1. Something about this combo seems amusingly spot-on...but I can't quite articulate it :)

    1. Now you've got me curious! :D Come back and post again if you figure out how to put it in words. :)

    2. I think it's that Don Juan archetype seems to be embodying the Fool...something about the body language and expression in the eyes...and then I'm thinking doesn't the woman in the pic see the resemblance, lol? :)

    3. Yes, in the arms and eyes - I see it now. Which made me think of Don Juan "playing her for a fool!"