Yesterday, I posted a quote to my Facebook that was really causing some thought to be coursing through my head.
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
The first card I drew today was the Ace of Swords. In this deck, there has clearly been a misunderstanding. The raw energy of communication has gone far astray. The maiden shies away,and to be honest, I am not entirely convinced the beast is the villain here, or that there is one to be seen at all. The knight is all chivalry and slash-first-ask-questions-later. As I looked at this card and felt a growing sense of dis-ease, fear that something is about to go horribly wrong, I asked what could diffuse the situation.
The Knight of Cups, carrying his chalice brimming with love to the trio, ready to pour it all out onto them. Which is exactly what is needed.
What I took from these two cards, for my life today, is that when a snafu in communication comes up, to just let love smooth it over. Nothing but love, and to remember love is all that is really needed. It sounds so simple, but so many of the best ideas are simple in theory, which should never be confused with easy in execution.
These images are from the Heart Tarot by Lo Scarabeo.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~