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, September 20, 2019

Fuel for the Present

From the Tarot de St. Croix, the Six of Cups; from the Archetype Cards, Advocate:
          St. Croix offers us a snapshot of childhood with a young girl having a tea party with her dolls and stuffed animals. While the Six of Cups represents nostalgia, numerically it also symbolizes a return to harmony (integrating the past with the present). One of the healthiest ways to do this is shown in the Advocate archetype - using what was experienced in the past (good or bad) to actively support a beneficial cause. People who enjoyed animals and pets may become animal rights activists. Those who grew up in dysfunctional homes might become advocates for women's shelters or substance abuse recovery. Those who have fond memories of camping under the stars could be eco-warriors. The passion of the past is a good fuel for the present.

I spend half my time comforting the afflicted, and the other half afflicting the comfortable.
― Wess Stafford


  1. in my cranky mode I see a white alice figure and impassive and immobile figures at her command. Kind of like all the white missionaries streaming off to Africa and Mexico rather than ... well anywhere someone might speak back to them.

    1. Probably true on some level, but I'll stick with a more positive slant on it, lol.

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    1. A grown-up version would be quite nice. You and Sharyn of course would be invited!

    2. A most enjoyable way to enjoy each other and spend an afternoon.