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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


From the Tabula Mundi Tarot, the Four of Wands; from the Universe Cards, Nebula/Star Birth:
          The vision of the eagle and the industriousness of the bee combine their squares and compasses in this Four of Wands. The structural discipline of the number four implies that the first phase has been completed, proving the plan a success. The two hexagons suggest the beginning of more growth to become. Not many visions get off the ground without the worker bees to carry them forward.
          Nebula means 'cloud;' nebulae are vast clouds of dust, gas, and plasma that act as nurseries for new stars. Star creation is one of the most beautiful and wondrous sights - just check out some of the photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. According to Universe Today, "a nebula is formed when portions of the interstellar medium undergo gravitational collapse. Mutual gravitational attraction causes matter to clump together, forming regions of greater and greater density." This dance of collapse and attraction is similar to how those with vision may head butt those with practical application. Yet if the process continues with respect on both sides, something magical can be created.
In this regard, vision and practicality go hand-in-hand.
~Stuart Kestenbaum