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, March 7, 2018

Making Time

From the Margarete Petersen Tarot, the Eight of Flames (Wands); from the Elemental Dice, Water + Earth (Rain):
          Have you ever been so focused in the middle of a task, the boundaries of time and space simply fell away? In this 'nowness,' there is no 'other;' everything appears to be a seamless thread. This fellow with the bow has taken on the mind of the leopard as he readies to let loose his arrow. He has become the target, the bow, and the arrow. This Eight of Wands emphasizes the intensity of concentration as all the effort previously applied now is about to come to completion. The Rain dice roll suggests taking time to nurture and sustain something. It could possibly be the next step in the project, but likely it implies the relationships that have fallen by the wayside. If the majority of our attention went toward our goal, friends and family connections may be in the middle of a drought. It would seem a shame to reach our objective and have no one to celebrate it with.
It’s not about having enough time, it’s about making
enough time. ― Rachael Bermingham


  1. Maybe the leopard is the messenger.

  2. I like this card. To me the 8 of wands is the weakest of the RWS images and the 3 of swords 2nd.

  3. Being 'in flow' is such a great feeling, it's easy to forget that others may be having a different experience!
    It's funny, I see someone drawing on the speed of the big cat in a ritual, to help them get moving :)

    1. That's what is so nice about Petersen's deck; it can be seen from different perspectives with different messages. :)