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

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Be Bold

From the Greenwood Tarot, the Page of Wands; from the Rune Cards, 'Aurochs/Uruz:'
          Watching a stoat hunt is like watching an animal that has chugged a few too many energy drinks. Even when standing still, peeking over the grass, its body thrums with energy and excitement. The stoat will climb trees or dive down tunnels in search of food, and it can easily take down animals five times its size. When a rabbit chase doesn't make much progress, the stoat will do what looks like break-dancing. Its prey can be so transfixed by this 'dance' that it doesn't realize the stoat has edged closer until it is too late. The Page is much like this animal with his sense of adventure and eagerness. It is useless to tell him that he is too young or inexperienced to do anything. He thrives on what is new and exciting. The Aurochs/Uruz rune poem tells of an extinct ox-like animal that it describes as "a creature of mettle" among the moors. This rune's message is one of courage and assertiveness - a perfect fit for the Page.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ~Helen Keller


  1. my mind flipped to Diego, the Saber-tooth tiger in Ice Age, and Dwayne in Death in Paradise. The hart Diego is chasing at speed of light has to stop and let Diego get his breath. Dwayne pulls himself into the bar and says he has just caught a felon, who must have been relative of Usain Bolt, and was cheeky to boot, he stopped twice to let Dwayne catch up. All that said to say, who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
    The moon was wonderful, hope you got out to look

    1. We've had rain and clouds, so no chance to moon watch. Today is supposed to be sunny though!

  2. Transfixed. We can't change it all but we can work on not having another species go extinct on our watch, at least try.

    1. Choosing to be responsible rather than shifting the blame.