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

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Garden of the Soul

This week I'll be using two self-published decks: The Bonefire Tarot by Gabrielle Angus-West (now released by Schiffer) and the Day of the Dead Lenormand by Edmund Zebrowski. Today's draws are the Queen of Cups and 'Mice:'
          In the past, I've looked at the Queen of Cups as a mush muffin - too emotional and sensitive for my tastes. Today, I'd be willing to vote her in as President of the United States. She is what balances cold-hearted logic with intuition, callousness with kindness, and ambition with compassion. Her softness is not a vice but a virtue. The Queen of Cups reminds us that the purpose of life is not to collect the most toys and 'win,' but to evolve humanity by helping each other. The Mice card from the Lenormand deck generally means a gradual loss that is being gnawed away. With the Queen's draw, I suspect this 'gnawing away' has less to do with material things and more to do with the heart. Harboring and feeding anger and fear does not change what is external. In the words of Oscar Wilde, it simply sows "thorns in the garden of one's soul."


  1. there was a parable in Death In Paradise, two wolves fought constantly, the one that represented our dark self, the one that represented our lighter self. When asked which would win he said, "the one you feed". I need to re-regime my feedings

    1. Me too. Getting resentful and bitter because of injustice or cruelty won't make anything better.