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, February 9, 2017

Steeping in Hot Water

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, Strength; from the Shaman's Oracle, the Spirit of Challenge:
           Rather than just a single beast, Vey's Strength card has three. I can see the good and bad qualities represented by each animal. The horse represents the speed at which my anger (and impulsive action) can travel, yet it also includes being the first to reach out with kindness instead of waiting to see what the other person will do. The lion symbolizes tearing into someone (character assassination), but it also can shred my illusions and assumptions about a situation or person. The bear's brute force can intimidate, though that same force can give me courage or provide protective comfort to another (like a teddy bear). The Spirit of Challenge suggests my inner beasts will be called upon to deal with challenges and change. Will I use my inner beasts to block reality or to find ways to constructively deal with it? Will my beasts be looking out for my own interests or the interests of everyone involved? As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."