When the Tarot Makes a Joke

The World Tarot Card

Every explicit duality is an implicit unity.
~ Alan Watts

The World card in the Tarot represents the Anima Mundi (world soul) as well as the Whole/True self. In a more mundane sense, The World is the final and most valuable trump card in the game of Tarocchi, so whoever pulls this card is pretty much guaranteed a win. Hence it is traditionally considered a card of triumph. Read More

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Silence

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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
– Francis Bacon

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Love,

Lisa

To Grieve or Not

Knight of Cups

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I’ve inadvertently been heeding Goethe’s advice since the passing of my mother last week. It’s not that I haven’t cried but I’m not sure I’m ready to explore of that feeling space fully yet. Goddess only knows what I will find.  Read More

Hesitation

12 December CBD Tarot

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

Sometimes, you see a card combination and one word pops into your mind so firmly that you know beyond doubt that you will remember it forever. This was very much the case for me when looking at the CBD Tarot Ace of Wands and 2 of Swords. Read More

Cunning and Deception

11 December 2017 Galaxy Tarot App 7 of Swords and The Emperor

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

I pulled two cards for a thought to contemplate today. The 7 of Swords is a card of cunning, planning, deception and thievery. This card complements the power and authority of The Emperor perfectly to show us how Patriarchy’s premium on rational thought over emotions has taken humanity to the brink of extinction. Read More