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, November 11, 2018


This week I'll be using the Mandala Astrological Tarot set, created by A.T. Mann and published by HarperCollins. I'll also be exploring the Sabian Symbols with the help of Lynda Hill's book 360 Degrees of Wisdom, published by Plume. I've got a 30 sided die and an astrological die that I'll be rolling to choose the symbol. Today's draw and roll are the Six of Cups and 'Capricorn 24:'
          Six cups are arranged in a hexagram, a figure Mann describes as an integration of spirit and matter. Neptune represents hope and healing (though often unsubstantiated); Scorpio implies a deepening of perception. Adults, looking to overcome personal emotional handicaps, often point the finger at their childhood. Yet simply pointing to the past, whether remembered clearly or through a haze of hurt, won't change a thing. Our perception must move into the present if we want to heal. The Sabian Symbol describes a woman entering a convent, suggesting a time of inner reflection. When we acknowledge and own our behavior, then change and healing become possible.
We need to construct a personal crucible of self-confrontation. In this crucible, we stop avoiding ourselves and stop focusing on the faults of others. We confront our own personal issues and identify the ways we are contributing to our own unhappiness.
~ Allen Berger

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