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

Friday, February 1, 2019

No Shortcuts

From the Touchstone Tarot, the Knight of Coins; from the Waterhouse Oracle, 'Consulting the Oracle:'
          Black describes this knight as "The Plodder." Yes, he is methodical and detail-oriented, but he is also reliable and diligent. If you want things done right (rather than simply fast), he's your guy. The entire Consulting the Oracle painting shows the seer the other women have come to see and hear. Some seem to be desperately listening to her words, perhaps looking for a magical solution to their problems. Others seem to hang back and weigh what is said; they may seek guidance, but they don't abdicate responsibility. As the Knight of Coins would endorse, they believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to doing a good job or life in general.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. 
~ Beverly Sills


  1. If we listen to good advice, suggestions, or warnings, we might just short cut some difficult Life lessons. But where's the fun in that.