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, June 21, 2019

Patterns of Relating

From the PetraK Tarot, the Ten of Cups; from the Astrodice, Sun/Scorpio/9th House:

          All of these cups seem to be connected; Petra states that they represent "the manifold possibilities we encounter when love is being exchanged." How we relate to others, whether with kindness, apathy or cruelty, does tend to ripple outward. I am reminded of a quote by Leo Buscaglia:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The Astrodice present the vitality of the Sun with the emotional intensity of Scorpio in the House of philosophy or spirituality. When we find something that brings us joy and serenity, it is natural that we share it. Even if we don't preach our philosophy from a pulpit or post it on the web, our lives are a testament of all that we believe. Again, Buscaglia's words prompt me to be mindful:
We are the future generation's teachers. We are, therefore, the perpetrators of the confusion and alienation we abhor and which keeps us impotent in finding new alternatives. It is up to us to diligently discover new solutions and learn new patterns of relating, ways more conducive to growth, peace, hope and loving coexistence. Anything that is learned can be unlearned and relearned. In this process called change lies our real hope.


  1. You can be right or be kind, be kind. Many have said this or versions of the same, hopefully more will begin to live it. Happy Solstice. I was just outside watching a thunderstorm roll in. My Solstice celebration.

    1. I agree with you 100% - choosing kindness over being right can shift things in a good way.
      Sounds like a nice way to welcome the Solstice!