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 21, 2018

Views from Below and Above

From the Ship of Fools Tarot, the Five of Swords; from the Wisdom of the Four Winds, 'Hawk:'

He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak. 
Michel de Montaigne

          There is a good reason why this Fool stands alone in an alley. Either he's one of those folks who like to argue every minute detail about anything to death, or he dogmatically attempts to prove his opinions are always right (regardless of the facts). Bullheaded confidence may give him the illusion of control, but it proves absolutely nothing. He may gloat because he thinks he's won, but in truth, no one wants to be around him. The Hawk on the ground with its prey is impressive with its aggressiveness, tearing apart with beak and talons. In this regard, he's a bit like the argumentative Fool. But in the air, he sees both details and from a wide perspective. If relationships are important to him, the Fool needs to 'take to the air' and practice perceiving from more than his own viewpoint.

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.
― Wayne Dyer