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, October 13, 2020

Not an Undertaker

From the Morgan Greer Tarot, the Page of Pentacles; from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle, the Valkyries:

          The Page of Pentacles, like the rest of his court family, is grounded and focused. But he is also a student who puts what he learns to test in the real world. If he studies meditation, he will be practicing it as well. He is a hands-on kind of lad, and being element-tied to earth, he agrees with Carl Sagan: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." The Norse Valkyries (literally 'choosers of the slain') are the figures who chose which of the fallen soldiers would gain admittance to Valhalla - Odin's dwelling for worthy warriors. Their keyword - redemption - suggests something bad being transformed into something good. For the Page, this might apply to his failed experiments. He knows that mistakes aren't final, they just help him improve.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. ~Denis Waitley


  1. I suspect the idea of redemption after death is what keeps people doing bad things while alive.