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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Crossing the Bridge

From the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, the Eight of Cups; from the Pages of Shustah, 'Saggitarius:'
          Why do people stay in miserable marriages, unsatisfying jobs or places that seem to suck the soul from them even when there are other options? Fear of change can be a huge factor; it is easy to believe the devil we know is better than the devil we don't. Chogyam Trungpa suggests we lay fear in the cradle of loving-kindness. In this mindset, there is only tenderness without shame and unconditional friendliness without judgment. This is where we grow the courage to move forward toward emotional fulfillment rather than stagnating in misery. Saggitarius can teach this journeyer much about honesty and outspokenness - a likely cause of how he got and stayed stuck for so long. This sign is also known as the Archer. Hopefully, he'll do a little research before he shoots that arrow into the great unknown. At least he has a firm idea of what he doesn't want; now he just has to explore and find what he does. 


  1. Not considering what we don't want is probably what causes fuzzy thinking. I knew what I didn't want for a husband, so Rob was a no brainer when we met, he was everything left, all the good parts

    1. Not considering what we don't want is why so many continue in a pattern loop. I looked for the same 'good parts left' when I found my husband as well.