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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Skillful Communication

From the Shadowscapes Tarot, the King of Swords; from the Cedar Runes, 'Laguz:'
          Moore describes this King of Swords as a warrior who is "a pillar of strength and morality." There is a fine line between the laws of justice and the moral parameters a government places around its citizens. With a diverse group of people, it is impossible to satisfy everyone; rarely is everyone listened to equally. Laguz is the rune associated with water, an element that can provide sustenance and growth in the right measure, and destruction in its extreme forms (drought or flood). What is the right measure of ethical law that would be fair to everyone? Krista Tippett wrote, "You can disagree with another person's opinions. You can disagree with their doctrines. You can't disagree with their experience. And once I have a sense of your experience, you and I are in a relationship, acknowledging the complexity in each other's position, listening less guardedly. The difference in our opinions will probably remain intact, but it no longer defines what is possible between us." How about a law for all government officials that requires attentive listening and learning and less talking?


  1. I was surprised to find yesterday that judges aren't supposed to challenge executive orders, it has to be something that comes up in their court according to Sessions. A surprise every day

    1. Thankfully federal judges can block them and put them on ice until the courts decide. With our current Tweeter, we need all the end runs we can find.