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, August 16, 2016

Forced Reflection Time

From the Legacy of the Divine Tarot, the Hanging Man; from the Tea Leaf Reading Cards, Clover:
          We all have those situations when life feels it is on hold, sometimes for a longer period than others. It might be an injury that sidelines us from work we love, or it could simply be waiting in a long line that doesn't seem to move. Occasionally the cause is inside us, like a creative block that we can't push out of the way. The mask that falls from the Hanging Man suggests that when placed in this stagnant status, others often see our true colors. Yet the mirror that shows a toppled hourglass is a reminder that this is a good opportunity for inner reflection instead of focusing on the cause of frustration. What can be learned from being in a powerless position? Do I feel like this is some form of personal punishment, or do I realize everyone struggles with such irritations? Am I still trying to control a situation? The Clover hints that I won't be hanging here forever. But sometimes in order for that new opportunity to present itself, a change must come from within.
I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prision. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key. 
― Haruki Murakami


  1. Great Post Bev
    I used to get very anxious when I was hanging on thread. It always seemed like this would never change but it always did
    "I won't be hanging here forever" is what I've finally learned and that it is better to embrace such a period as "me-time instead of experiencing it as a "Help me!" situation :)

    1. That "forever" thinking can do us in. What I choose to focus on during these times can make a big difference in my experience!