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 14, 2017

Sussing Out the Truth

From the Ferret Tarot, the King of Swords; from the Nature's Wisdom Oracle, the Artichoke:
When the body is tired, fiction can strangely start to resemble nonfiction. When the heart aches, it can be easy to mistake fantasy for reality. And when one's passion is burning brightly, the end can readily be used to rationalize the means. No wonder this ferret judge looks so serious; he's got a heavy burden when it comes to sussing out the truth in tangled circumstances. Clarity and objectivity are his goal, as he cuts away the brambles to find the facts. I wonder just how bored or hungry the first person to consider that the artichoke might be edible was. Yet there is value in this vegetable for more than only a food. The pulp of the petal-like bracts contain the chemical cynarine, which inhibits taste receptors and makes water (and other foods and drinks) seem sweet. The artichoke also has one of the highest antioxidant contents of all vegetables. What is the purpose/value of finding the truth? Surely it involves more than just labeling actions right or wrong and punishing those who've caused damage. Perhaps it is so clarity can restructure the conditions that caused the spread of untruths and prevent future harm.


  1. It is hard to keep looking for Truth when people commit acts of violence against on another. Who is permitted to strike. Extreme right neo nazi's or left winged acitivists. I'd say the latter but I doubt it if this king agrees.....

    1. That is exactly why this king's job is so hard. There are conditions that created the violence as well as a lot of lies told as truth. You have to dig out the root, not just lop off the leaves and branches. Unfortunately, our 'king' seems to nourish some of those roots instead of dig them out.