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, September 11, 2018

Knowledge is Power

From the Shadowscapes Tarot, the Page of Pentacles; from the Cedar Runes, 'Fehu:'
          A young lass sits atop a rock studying the sleeping dragon below. This Page is often known as a scholar; perhaps she is like me, a student of the Earth and all its inhabitants. Studying something through careful observation can expand one's knowledge too. As Eric Alan points out: "I’ve come to believe that all wisdom, including wisdom that’s beyond our perception, is contained in nature in almost a holographic way. You can often find the largest lessons coded within the smallest vistas. There’s no answer I’ve sought in which I didn’t find nature had some relevant wisdom embedded in it for me to find." Fehu is often considered the rune of prosperity because of its association with gold and livestock. However, both the Norwegian and Icelandic Rune Poems suggest there is a downside - "Gold is the strife of kinsman." When the 'haves' flaunt or intimidate with their wealth and power, it's easy to figure out why this may cause problems with the 'have-nots.' In adding the tarot card's meaning with this rune, it seems that knowledge could also be a power lorded over others. However, the Old English Rune Poem suggests redistribution as a way to even things out - teach what you know.


  1. I love your interpretation of these two together - don't lord your knowledge over others, teach! Such a different interpretation than I would have made: I saw someone exploring and learning what abundance means to them, which could be abundance of good health and flexibility, or something more materialistic :D Hope you're having a good week, Bev!

    1. So good to hear from you Chloe! Hope things are going smoothly for you (you are always a busy bee.).Your interpretation is a valid one to explore as well. :)