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 5, 2020

Subtle Control

From the Bonefire Tarot, the Hanged Man; from the Day of the Dead Lenormand, Crossroads:
 Having all the answers makes it hard to be teachable. Often when we
say we are looking for solutions, what we are really seeking is control.
~from the NA book Living Clean

          Manipulation and micro-management are slightly more subtle when we're trying to control a person or situation. But as in the case of the Hanged Man, we generally make matters worse and find we have hamstrung ourselves. This card represents sacrifice, requiring us to check our ego at the door and acknowledge that we don't have all the answers or know the right way of handling things all the time. The Crossroads card shows different routes to take to different destinations; these multiple options are only available when our mind is open rather than set on a linear path.


  1. or someone else to take control so we don't have to make decisions for our self.

    1. We'd do good to check the luggage tag of the baggy we're picking up.

  2. I wonder some days about each of our potential and where we would or could have gone and done if not burden by the teachers of our youth.
    "Do this don't that, can't you read the signs" ~ song lyrics

    1. Being taught by people who think they have all the answers can easily give us the same warped idea.