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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Key to Liberation

From the Transformational Tarot, Liberation (Judgment); from the Celtic Book of the Dead, the 'Dragon-stone:'

          The Liberation card and its archways reminded me of an article by Thich Nhat Hanh about the 'Doors of Liberation.' The first door is emptiness, but not in the sense of non-existence. (As TNH says, "In order to be empty, you have to be there.") Instead, it means to be empty of a separate, independent existence - everything in this world is interconnected and depends on other things. The second door is signlessness, realizing that forms change and attempting to permanently label something is folly. Old forms change and take on new forms. As the Buddha states, "Where there is a sign, there is deception." The third door is aimlessness, meaning not getting attached to pursuing a certain object. In TNH's words, "What you are looking for is not outside of you; it is already here. You already are what you want to become." The Dragon-stone was a symbol of strength and invincibility to the Celtic travelers. The booklet suggests that success is in one's own hands, but in considering the Liberation card, it might be said to be in one's own mind. 


  1. Very Insightful. Liberation from all the World holds us accountable for. I am that I am.

    1. We forget that the key lies in our own pocket, not someone else's hand. :)