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, August 8, 2016

Transitional View

From the Gaian Tarot, the Wheel (of Fortune); from the Goddess Oracle, Nut:
          The seasonal trees, the phases of the moon and the sun signs all illustrate change in this card. Robert Frost puts it succinctly: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." It would be nice to accept Frost's philosophy, but humans have a hard time with change. When it's good, we  hold on tightly and never want to let go. When it's bad, we are dragged along and resist with all our strength. Powell asks the question, "Can you see that what is happening does not happen in isolation, but is part of a pattern?" There is no personal reward or punishment involved in this kind of change, it is just a natural cycle. The butterflies suggest I transform my view of such transitions, which leads to Nut, Egyptian goddess of the night sky. Marashinsky writes:
I am the ever-present unfathomable unknown
I am the immensity of the star-filled sky
I am beyond human comprehension
Humans like to learn, define and label because it helps them make sense of the unknown. Facts and figures make us feel safe and convince us our world is stable. Nut however suggests we embrace the mystery of what we don't know and understand and enjoy the wonder of it. What begins, ends, and begins again in a new form is simply a part of the whole. 


  1. Life goes on! That is a lesson I need to rehearse this week. I am happy to say I am feeling better and stronger the a week ago :

  2. The Wheel turns. As you stated " what begins, ends, and begins again..." Life goes on

    1. That Wheel is turning. Just got released by my doc, so no more multiple appointments every week unless needed. Yippee!