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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sticky Outcome

This week I'll be using the Sacred India Tarot, a deck and book set created by Rohit Arya with Jane Adams and published by Yogi Impressions. Along with it, I'll be using State by State Playing Cards, created by Wendy C. Boccuzzi and published by U.S. Games. Today's draws are the Seven of Wands and 'Vermont/Ace of Hearts:'
          The Seven of Wands shows Sita, consort (life companion) of Rama, preparing a fire. She had been abducted by the demon king Ravana, and now people were questioning her purity. Rama (after killing the king) asks her to undergo a trial by ordeal - fire - in order to prove she is honorable and had no part in Ravana's actions. As a furious Sita sits amid the flames, Agni, the god of fire intervenes (saving Sita) and rebukes Rama. Rama replies that he only wanted to prove to the people she was not at fault. Like the story of Adam and Eve, blame always seems to fall on the woman. Vermont is known for its syrup, a sweet concoction processed from the sap of maple trees. While it is sweet, it is also sticky. And the trees are prevented from healing the drilled holes from which the sap is collected. Standing up for ourselves and defying public opinion can come at a cost. While doing so will build our own confidence and courage, those who attempt to sway or pressure us will likely lose our respect and trust. It's hard to unring the bell.


  1. the seeds of the witch trials dunkings and fires

    1. From time immemorial, men have made women scapegoats. Glad to see that women are beginning to refuse to accept that role.