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

Sunday, March 11, 2018


This week I'll be using the Rosetta Tarot along with its companion book The Book of Seshet. This set was created by M.M. Meleen and published by Atu House. The oracle deck I'll be using is Ascension to Paradise, a book and deck set created by Jane Toerien and Joyce van Dobben and published by Binkey Kok. Today's draws are the Four of Cups and 'Loon:'
          Many people wish for a stable and secure relationship, but when it occurs, the relationship can easily be taken for granted. We forget what made us care about the other person and begin looking for excitement elsewhere. Infidelity can happen in many other ways besides just with another person. We may spend the weekends absorbed in Netflix or on the computer, or we may become obsessed with work or a creative project. All of our attention moves away from relating to the other person, because we assume our connection is rock solid and not in need of nurturing. While individuals in every relationship need time apart to allow each person to grow, there's a huge difference between a time-out and escapism. The Loon is a diving bird that nests around lakes in colder regions. It is known for its eerie, mournful call (that sounds like a wolf howl) and its looney-laughter call. This bird card represents a feeling of sadness and loss. Though the easy interpretation might be the loss of an unappreciated relationship, the root goes much deeper. People seem to think there is something wrong when life isn't constantly filled to the brim with fun and happiness, misunderstanding the natural ebbs and flows of life. A habit of chasing the next pleasure may develop, and a lot can get lost in that kind of ongoing chase.


  1. When we are off on the chase, sometimes those left behind are not there when the hero returns.

    1. I agree. Too often people who want a relationship (friendship or any other kind) don't realize the time and effort needed to sustain them.