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, September 24, 2019

Mental Maturity

From the Golden Tarot, the Ace of Swords; from the Yantra Deck, Transformation:
          The Ace of Swords represents clarity of mind combined with eloquence of speech. The angel seems to have cut mistletoe (a parasitic plant) from a tree, implying not relying on outside agents to do all the thinking or explaining. I sometimes see the Aces as an opportunity to mature in that suit. Here is the chance to see the rawness of reality without ducking or running, without adding my wishes, assumptions or emotions to distort it. Isn't this a better starting point if I want to find solutions and be proactive rather than reactive? The Transformation yantra uses the Chartres labyrinth in its design, a path that when walked can often make you feel like you're headed in the wrong direction (which kind of describes the evolving process). The booklet states: "Responding to what arises with alert presence and openness enables us to meet endless changes and challenges of life, not as victims, but as conscious creators." I think the angel with the sword would agree.

In the end, secure happiness comes only with the solid feeling we have when we know that we have become the person we were meant to be in this lifetime - that we have matured and used the life we have been given in the best way we could. ~ Norman Fischer


  1. That angel or visionary seems to have a strong gasp on her sword. Good information should be shared.

    1. When it comes from a place of clarity, absolutely. But perhaps it would be better shared with those who want to hear it, not those with their hands over their ears. :)