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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Invalid Truth

From the Via Tarot, the Devil; from the Nature's Pharmacy deck, 'Myrrh:'
          When I first pulled this card (without my glasses on) I thought it was the Sun. Only when I could see clearly did I notice the skull and bones. I think everyone has an addiction of some sort if it is defined as a behavior pattern that produces unhealthy or negative results. But most of us focus on the 'sun' and deny the 'bones.' If someone points out our habit, we point a blaming finger at other people and situations. We fail to see the Devil is not outside us, but the impulsive reactions we depend on to deal with life when it becomes stressful. Myrrh was used in ancient Egypt to embalm the dead, and its woodsy, spicy scent is used in fragrances today. In one case it is used to cover the stink of decay, in another to add to the scent of the living. Its meaning suggests that we consider whether our habits (both thought and action) are an attempt to cover up reality or navigate it.
No denial of the truth will ever invalidate it.     
~Nikki Rosen


  1. totally well said. your sponerees are fortunate to have you offering your hand

  2. Sugar is my Devil. I am working on control. I will never 'kick' my sugar addiction, what I have noticed is outbursts of anger. Since I am not 'sugar coating' things, I am spewing bits of rage. Guess I could say the 'devil made me do it' since sugar is my Devil.