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

Friday, May 12, 2017

One Heart, One Mind

From the Tarot of the Sidhe, Warrior Four (Four of Wands/Fire); from the Green Man Tree Oracle, Spindle:
          One person's palm held outward can be an assertive sign to stop or may be a submissive sign of surrender. But when two people place their palms together,  it is a symbol of joyful celebration (as in the 'high five') or may represent a receptive connection. In this Four it seems to be both, and Carding calls it a foundational blessing. The dwelling under the mound is a place of belonging and comfort as well as a place for family and friends to gather. Spindle is a deciduous shrub with hard wood that can be cut to sharp point. Thus in the past it was used to make wooden spindles, tools used for twisting fibers into yarn. It asks, "What needs to be united to make it more durable?" These cards remind me of the words of two women:
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
― J.K. Rowling
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
― Margaret Mead


  1. I've used the green man on my blog several times but spindle didn't come up. Now I want to see something from spindle wood. I would look at that three and call it spindly

    1. I wonder if the green wood is soft to carve but hardens when dry. A tree I am not familiar with.