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

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Where's the Love

This week I'll be using two self-published decks: The Bonefire Tarot by Gabrielle Angus-West (soon to be released by Schiffer) and the Day of the Dead Lenormand by Edmund Zebrowski. Today's draws are the Knight of Swords and Clouds:
As long as your ideas of what's possible are limited by what's actual, no other idea has a chance. 
― Susan Neiman 
          The Knight of Swords is an idealist who is concerned with truth and justice. He's the whistleblower that alerts others to the abuses of corporations and the civil rights worker who attempts to educate the masses and change unfair laws. His spirited horse is symbolic of his optimism and expectation; a little thing like reality doesn't slow him down one bit. But the Lenormand Clouds card shows he can cause confusion and complications with his inflexible ideas and refusal to compromise. In his intellectual world, wrongs get righted and injustice gets slayed without any casualties. But idealism and change in particular do put innocent people in the line of fire. This doesn't mean truth and justice shouldn't prevail, but all participants should recognize the dangers they face. Above all, hate should not be what fuels any movement. This post made me think of a song by the Black-eyed Peas (Where's the Love) that was redone as a collaborative effort. As our world changes in both good and bad ways, I think it's message is quite relevant.


  1. That knight looks similar to the RWS Death rider, and he seems entangled in his wispy threads of those inflexible ideas and his refusal to compromise. I can be that way, sometimes drawing the line in sand.

    1. I guess he is a little like Death in the sense that he wants things to end abruptly so his new ideas can begin.
      I watched "All the Way" the other day about LBJ; it was very interesting to see how he convinced people to give a little in order to get (mostly) what they wanted.