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, January 23, 2016

Making Investments

From the Golden Tarot, the King of Coins; from the Yantra Deck, "Joy:"
          The fact that this King is busy at an office desk says a lot. He knows where his money is being spent, what's making a profit and what's not. He reminds me of the investors on the TV series "Shark Tank," which allows entrepreneurs to showcase their inventions in hopes of getting financial backing. He's willing to be generous and help someone else out, but first you're going to have to convince him that your idea is sound and you're not afraid of hard work. The King of Coins has slowly built what he has through his own efforts and ingenuity. He likes his comforts way too much to lose it all because of generosity that lacks discernment. Why does he bother helping others? The Joy Yantra suggests that even he realizes that the pleasure of things is temporary, but the feeling of joy is longer-lasting. Joy is one of those feelings that when you think back on the event, it can warm your heart all over again. As he ages and realizes death will be sooner rather than later, I imagine those are the kind of investments that are more meaningful and valuable.


  1. we saw that show on a hotel tv last year. The inventor was showing some shoesa bit like Oscar Pistorius' blades. They were Amazing. What did the first guy say? Looks like someone wearing them could fall over easily, no, all I can see is lawsuits. Which made Rob and I laugh because what about bicycles, monkey bars, pogo sticks, skates...

    1. Those shoes surely couldn't have been any worse than the hover boards that seem all the rage!