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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Object of Focus

From the Motherpeace Tarot, the Three of Discs; from the Toltec Oracle, 'Witsilopochtli:'
          Women work together to construct a building that the community can enjoy. Each knows her liabilities (such as a fear of heights) and her strengths (strong legs for climbing). Their focus remains on the group's objective, not who does what. As Jesuit Father Strickland said, "One may do a great deal of good in this world if one does not care who gets the credit of it."  Witsilopochtli means 'left-handed hummingbird.' For the Toltecs, the hummingbird was considered a brave warrior because its heart was so big in relation to its body. 'Right' meant logic and strategy while 'left' referred to mystery and spirituality. So this figure was a spiritual warrior whose job was to work on himself in order to overcome his own weaknesses. Just as a group can get much accomplished when no one worries about accolades, so too can much good be done when each person focuses on their own actions rather than pointing fingers of blame at other folks.


  1. I was thinking last night how much I enjoyed my year of study about the meso-American history and art. And there you are, like magic with the hummer. :)

    1. I like Sanchez's take on their mythology. I had another deck that got slammed by a longtime member on AT - the Andean Healing Cards. She berated me for lauding the deck because of the human sacrifices made by the Aztecs. My question was, at some time in the distant past, didn't every human group do something of the same?