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, February 7, 2019

Swift Change

From the Brady Tarot, the Eight of Feathers (Wands); from the African American Wisdom Knowledge Cards, 'Sojourner Truth:'
          The gyrfalcon (Jer-falcon), the largest falcon in the world, is a fierce predator in the Arctic. It plummets to the ground at speeds up to 130 mph to catch prey unaware. The Eight of Feathers/Wands is about swift culmination; if we don't want to end up as surprised as this ground squirrel, then advance preparations need to be in place. Sojourner Truth was a slave who escaped to freedom in 1826 then spent her life crusading for the end of slavery and equal rights for all. She chastised the abolitionist movement who seemed focused on achieving civil rights victories for black men, leaving both white and black women without suffrage and other key political rights. Sojourner refused to be delicate and demure because she realized fierceness would be needed in creating such change. When change is afoot, sometimes it requires a transformation of attitude and stance as well.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
― Leo Tolstoy


  1. I still have my hawk feather on my altar.
    Change is the only constant.

  2. determination, dedication, we have so many wonderful life models to emulate.

    1. I am in awe of many of the women who came before us.