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, February 26, 2018

Spinning Wheels

From the Transformational Tarot, the Eight of Coins; from the Celtic Book of the Dead, the 'Wheel:'
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
~ Horace Mann

          A woman spins her wool into yarn then will use it for weaving it like the spider. Spinning and weaving are skills that take patience and practice in order to become skillful. Like life in general, a lot of blunders will be made along the way. The Wheel is a symbol of cycles and changes. The booklet asks the question, "How can you use what you have learned in the past to good advantage now?" A few months ago I spotted a newly hatched, spiny orb-weaver starting a web. It had strung its threads in an area where people would cross, so I knew the web wouldn't last long. Yet the next day, it had moved and spun a new web in an area with less traffic. Making mistakes isn't the problem; the challenge is in learning from them rather than continuing to repeat them while thinking we are making progress.


  1. I cannot see the Eight of Coins, just a pair of wheels. Wheels can take us many places and I guess eight coins can take us a few places too.