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, September 14, 2020

A More Perfect Union

From the Cosmic Tarot, the King of Pentacles; from the L'Oeil de Lotus, Union:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity… ~Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

          The King of Pentacles combined with the Union card reminded me of these lines in the Preamble. The words 'more perfect' do not mean to be without any flaw, but to become more whole and encompassing. It is interesting to notice and reflect on the words our founders capitalized to bring attention to their importance. Their vision started imperfectly and has limped along trying to reach that wholeness ever since. This King offers part of what he has to another without pity or prejudice (which create separation rather than compassion). His only request is for the receiver to be a good steward of what he has been given, to make wise use of the gift. Creating 'a more perfect Union' is tough; it requires a lot of change in the mindsets and actions of all. Perfect may be a pipedream, but we can do better.


  1. A more perfect Union. We have a ways to go.

    1. Yes we do. Voting out our current President might be a good start.