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, November 8, 2016

Purposeful Patience

From the Shadowscapes Tarot, the Hanged Man; from the Cedar Runes, Jerra:
          The Hanged Man makes a willing sacrifice, choosing to give up fighting what he can't control. This takes a lot of courage, as it is the path of uncertainty (seen by the question mark formed in the tree). Even life has no guarantee, suggested by his ankh necklace that hangs from a branch of the tree. Yet when I stop trying to force things to happen according to how I desire, I find peace. A calm surrender can allow me to see that life unfolds at its own pace and in its own way; often my attempts to interfere are just a temporary setback for the inevitable. Jerra, the rune drawn today, means 'harvest.' As Travers explains, "It is a time when hard work, patience, and wisdom is rewarded with tangible results." Those three qualities will help make the best of any situation (though I think patience especially relates here). When I cease trying to cram the results in a very small box (labeled 'my expectations'), other possibilities can arise - many of which I would have never imagined otherwise.
  It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
― George Eliot


  1. I really like the imagery of the Shadowscapes Tarot you are using this week. When we push too hard Life pushes back and reminds us, all in good time.
    Hope you have your home back to about normal after your fire.
    Be Well

    1. We'll still need to replace the carpet, but I feel better now just knowing what caused it. Squirrels chewed the wire coming into the house, which created a giant surge. The surge knocked out all of our power and made a surge protector catch fire. So the line has been replaced as well as some things that got burnt (other than the carpet).

    2. Whew. Could have been much worse, thank goodness it wasn't.