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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sweetness of Success

From the Via Tarot, the Three of Wands; from the Nature's Pharmacy deck, 'Chocolate:'
          A decision has been made, initial actions taken, and now first results are trickling in. The Thoth keyword for the Three of Wands is 'virtue;' it refers to acting with integrity once clarity arises. The ram's head at the top symbolizes the courage and confidence that comes with such insight (which leads to responsibility). The triangle of wands suggests a tentative stability, perhaps from relying on others who have strengths and skills that we don't possess. Chocolate does grow on trees, but it takes some time to process it to make it edible. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intensely bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, a combination of cocoa solids, cocoa butter or added vegetable oils, and sugar. Together, these cards imply that although progress and positive developments are happening, effort should not be relaxed. There's more to do before tasting the sweetness of success.