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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Investing Resources

From the Tarot of Pagan Cats, the Ten of Pentacles; from Brownie Wisdom, Monument:
          A cat clan relaxes in the courtyard of what appears to be a wealthy patron's castle. The arch above them has symbols of the elements as well as phases of the moon and sun. It seems they have used their resources wisely (and timed their use correctly) to secure a stable and abundant life. The triskele, a pre-Celtic symbol meaning 'three-legged,' is displayed on a rug in the foreground. It implies energy and movement (check out this version on Sicily's flag), and it can be thought of as an emblem of life. It also suggests change; life is full of endings and beginnings. Will the mewing kitten be able to maintain the security its parents and grandparents have created? Only time will tell. The Brownie tells the kitten (in the words of JFK and Luke) "For of those to whom much is given, much is required." Will these resources be used benevolently to help himself and others, or will he be selfishly concerned with only himself? It's easy to think I don't have much until I open my eyes and see the people who have very little. We all have resources to share, even if it's only our time and attention.
For anyone who might be interested, Shambhala Mountain Center is having a FREE online summit beginning Oct. 19 - all you need to do is sign up via email (use this link). "The Science of Meditation Summit is about the transformative effect of meditation on the areas of our lived experience that shape our happiness, well-being and ability to be of service to others."


  1. Often time and attention are the most valuable resources to share.
    they can mean so such more then an absentminded written cheque for charity

  2. All the cats have bejeweled collars. All dressed up and ready to go. Pretty fancy dancy kitties. They definitely are living the ten of pents life. I bet they get Fancy Feast for dinner and not just ordinary kibble.

    1. That's exactly what my two spoiled kitties eat. :D (But mostly because of the small can size.)