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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Take a Deep Breath

From the Sun and Moon Tarot, the Moon; from the Wisdom Keepers Oracle, Transmutation:
          I can almost feel this woman's heart racing as she looks down at the churning ocean below. The Moon represents the unconscious, a repository of past experiences and memories that influences feelings, motives and decisions in the present. Psychology Today states it's "not some black hole of unacceptable impulses waiting to trip you up, but it can be the source of hidden beliefs, fears, and attitudes that interfere with everyday life." Add to that the two fish seen down below, a symbol of Pisces, perhaps the most sensitive of all the zodiac signs. This is a person who lives in two worlds, reality and non-reality, in order to avoid the emotional suffering inherent in physical life. Yet that crescent moon is going to continue to wane; Luna's sitter will have no choice but to jump or fall eventually.
          Transmutation means to transform one thing into something different. In alchemy, it is the conversion of base metals to gold or silver. This woman's cheeks are covered with phoenix tattoos (rebirth), and her forehead is decorated with what appears to be the Flower of Life (creation). How does this happen? The oracle's booklet ties this back in with the Moon: "Release all definitions of who you are, and what you're capable of. Get comfortable with fear. Willingly take the lid off Pandora's box. If you truly want to transcend your suffering, move deeply into it. Surrender." Sounds like it's time to take a deep breath and jump.


  1. Can we ever get past our fears? Mine seem to be the yoke I have worn my whole life.

    1. Maybe awareness, taking a close, honest look instead of avoiding them, could bring a better understanding. And from that point, there might be the possibility for those fears to be transformed. :)