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, July 11, 2017

Plodding Forward

From the Tarot of the Absurd, the Eight of Sticks; from the Post-psychedelic Cyberpunk, Matrioshka:
          I must be honest and say that when I saw the sprinters in this card, I groaned. I'm exhausted this morning due to several emotional situations I'm trying to keep delicately balanced. Yet these women aren't blindly running through the woods - they are headed toward a goal line. They have kept a steady pace through the long miles, but now that the end is near, they are digging deep and focusing all the energy they have left to cross the finish line. Me? I'm the tortoise crawling along outside the frame of this card (steady but slow as molasses in the winter). The Matrioshka, or Russian nesting dolls, show about a dozen of a set with the tops taken off. These dolls remind me that there are layers beneath everything. A book is more than its cover, a person is more than his or her labels, and a situation is more than my initial reaction to it. Perhaps as I plod along, I can consider what I might not be seeing...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, 
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. 
~ Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

6 comments:

  1. I see the starkness in the cards, and think 'not everything is just black and white' A few weeks ago I think you used another deck that was all black and white cards. Hoping that your struggle and dilemma smooth out and you find the balance you seek.

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    1. It isn't so much my struggle, but the struggles of others. Sometimes I think it is easier to go through pain myself than support those I love who are going through it.

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  2. Your post reminds me of "The Tortoise and the Hare", one of Aesop's fables. you don't always have to be agile and quick to win the race. More often is is about those inner qualities of being compassionate and loyal etc.
    I wish you well my dear (((Bev))

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    1. At this point I would be happy just to cross the finish line without 'winning,' lol.

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  3. I heard a police talk where the said never walk anywhere with your head hanging Stride along like you have got time to be bushwacked. I know when I plod with my head down I'm not thinking, I'm trying to heal.

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    1. I shall plod with my head up in that case!

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