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, May 9, 2018

Moving Right Along

From the Everyday Enchantment Tarot, the Eight of Wands; from the MentorSpirit Cards, 'Truth:'
          This single mom is receiving the official papers she and her son need to move abroad. Her house has been sold, so she has been busy packing, cleaning, and tossing out (or giving away) what can't be taken with them. Palin offers the three Ds to describe this card: directness, direction, and decisiveness. Anyone who's had to move with kids or pets in tow will recognize these keywords and the urgency behind them. It's a card that alerts a person to stay on their toes, mentally and physically. This woman has lots of hopes surrounding her move, but the Truth card is a reminder that not all that is hoped for will be just as we've imagined. Buddhism warns of faulty hope, considering it a fluffed up looking version of fear. Faulty hope has fixed expectations, depends on external agencies and rests in the future rather than the present moment. It is hope with lots of attachments (that whisper quietly of possible disappointments). Are we willing to feel insecure without reacting, to be patient, and to stay in 'nowness'? Then all the enthusiasm and energy of the Eight of Wands can be used to meet any challenge as it comes.
Life ultimately means taking responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual. ~ Viktor Frankl


  1. There is lots of excitement in that card, enough to move them along to their next adventure.

    1. It's a great illustration for the various meanings of this Eight. :)