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, May 19, 2020

Advice from a Cactus

From the Sacred India Tarot, the Queen of Lotuses (Cups); from the Sky Land Oracle, Grace:

          The goddess Rati, who symbolizes beauty and sensual pleasure, is depicted as the Queen of Cups. The consort of Kama, the god of love, her domain was desire and passion. She seems the opposite of the rather dour-looking RWS queen; Rati enthusiastically pursued and cultivated emotional connection. Grace is translated from the Sanskrit term adhisthana, which means blessings. Rather than a deity that bestows these gifts, they come from awakening to how things are without labels and preconceptions attached. The open heart and mind become tender, touched by the reality that we all suffer, that change and loss affect us all. Rather than creating mental separations of 'us' and 'them', we recognize our interconnection.

3/2/20 advice from an artichoke cactus

unfold the layers
that tighten and bind the heart
and your essence flies
—John Paul Lederach

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