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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Don't Stop Now

From the Tarot of Pagan Cats, the Six of Wands; from Brownie Wisdom, Never Be Late:
          A cat has caught what appears to be a wharf rat (a non-native rodent whose body is about 8-9 in length). Growing up in the country, we had farm cats who were too afraid to go after these large rats. I'd say this kitty did meet and conquer an impressive challenge. The only drawback to being successful at the first stage of a project is the tendency to become complacent, so pleased with ourselves that we don't follow up (because there is never just one rat). It's much easier to sit contentedly with what we've already done. The Brownie's offers a warning about procrastination; delaying an action that requires attention could put all the plans back at the starting point. I've heard of people who seem to relish the idea of being a procrastinator, saying they like the rush of meeting a deadline. But Tim Urban explains why nurturing this characteristic is not such a great plan:
 Even if the procrastinator is in the type of career where the Panic Monster [embarrassment, disaster or other scary consequence] is regularly present and he’s able to be fulfilled at work, the other things in life that are important to him—getting in shape, cooking elaborate meals, learning to play the guitar, writing a book, reading, or even making a bold career switch—never happen because the Panic Monster doesn’t usually get involved with those things. Undertakings like those expand our experiences, make our lives richer, and bring us a lot of happiness—and for most procrastinators, they get left in the dust.


  1. It is the old 'mountain out of a mole hill' Procrastination just about always makes things a bigger mess to deal with.