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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Look in the Heart

From the Fairytale Tarot, the Seven of Cups; from the Tree Affirmation Cards, the Olive:
          The Seven of Cups illustrates a tale called the "Silver Plate and the Bi-colored Apple." These two items were magical; when the apple spun on the plate, it showed the activities going on in the world. I imagine different people would want these things for various reasons, such as a government leader to spy on his enemies or a love-smitten young man to keep an eye on the girl who holds his heart. What would you choose to do with such an item? I think I would use it to try to stop bad things from happening - like the TV show Early Edition (a guy got the newspaper a day in advance before it was actually published). The only problem is that there would be no way to prevent all of the multitude of accidents and horrors - which one would I choose? The Olive Tree suggests my choice for today be what brings peace, within myself and in the outer world.
It's easy to be cynical. Especially today, when it looks like all our heroes are crooks, our role models frauds. Every now and again, however, when you least expect it, the real thing comes along: someone who can find the heart inside the cynic and give those who hold nothing sacred something to believe in. It's not always easy telling the good from the bad, even if you do get tomorrow's paper today. Why, is why. Sometimes, to find the answers, you have to look in your heart.
~ Early Edition

10 comments:

  1. I think I would go crazy if I had those two items. So chosing for inner peace would mean to give them away very quickly. Perhaps to you???

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    1. Realistically, I'm not sure if I would want them either! There would be too much temptation for me to use them for selfish reasons. :)

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  2. I have never heard the story "The Silver Plate and the Bi-colored Apple." Guess I will do a bit of reading on it. The Early Edition is a great parallel to the Seven of Cups. Which story would you choose to assist? The real question is should anyone mess around with another's destiny. Turn away one thing and open a door to another.

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    1. I would drive myself crazy trying to choose what to do. I have enough on my plate making my own choices, lol.

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  3. I'd eat the apple and then go outside to play

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    1. That's one of the many things I love about you, my friend - your down-to-earth practicality!

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  4. That's a large olive tree. Mine is a tiddler by comparison. I should tend it more and maybe tend myself in the process :)

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    1. Does yours bear fruit? I have a neighbor from Greece who has had two for several years, but I've never seen them with olives though they look healthy.

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    2. Yes it does but only very small wrinkly black pip like things. K tried them one day and wished he hadn't... might be an ornamental variety :D

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