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

Monday, November 4, 2019

Skillful Negotiation

From the Sun and Moon Tarot, the Sun; from the Wisdom Keepers Oracle, Diplomacy:

          Clarity, energy, and contentment - how could a day get any better? Unfortunately, the Diplomacy card (which represents the 6th hexagram of the I Ching) suggests that the happily skipping duo are about to run into an obstacle. No matter how sincere our motivations, we all eventually are faced with opposition or conflict. Rather than trying to bulldoze our way over the problem, this card encourages us to be patient and open-minded. The first step in doing this is taking the advice of Frances Kissling: "You have got to approach differences with this notion that there is good in the other." Perhaps they see an area that we've overlooked or have personal experience dealing with certain situations where we have only book knowledge. By inviting them to the table for a conversation, we gain a fuller, more complete perspective.

Once you label me you negate me.
~Soren Kierkegaard


  1. but there are a few people I wouldn't even allow in my home, let alone sit down to eat their conversation.

    1. True, but even the worst of the human lot have something to teach us, even if it's how NOT to do things. But even these folks have wisdom, though they often choose to act on what is self-serving rather than what is wise.

  2. I always love the Sun card even when paired with a little caution.