February 23, 2010 § 4 Comments
Everyone should have a friend like Kali.
A few days ago I drew a card to help me decide what to do about a loved one who disapproves of my interest in tarot. When I sat down to do the reading, I braced myself to do some soul-searching. Then Kali barged in.
“Screw them!” she says, in the most literal way imaginable. “You love tarot. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about doing what you love!”
I see her point. It’s hard not to.
“And don’t try to hide it either. Live it. Own it. Wear it all over your body. Show everyone – this is what you do. This is who you are! It’s not a dirty little secret, it’s a wonderful beautiful exciting thing. And so are you.”
Well, that solved that problem. It’s great having Kali in my corner.
October 26, 2008 § Leave a comment
Later yesterday, I read the entry for Kali in the Reader’s Handbook. Under the heading of “Teacher”, Rachel Pollack writes this:
Kali teaches us about fundamental energy. She reveals to us our own power, as well as our fears. Her aspects may terrify us but what we really fear is ourselves, and what we might do if we did not repress our strength. Kali teaches us to let go of all the trivial matters by which we define ourselves and close ourselves off from life. She teaches us to trust our own power.
This made me think of the primal, wild, uninhibited, life-affirming act of childbirth and, in a lesser way, of sex.
October 25, 2008 § Leave a comment
Mother of Wands in the East
Scary, assertive, intimidating. Someone who gets what they want. A person in control. Open, unapologetic, passionate.
She is a giant – you can see the curvature of the earth. Potentially destructive – a story tells of her almost destroying the world with her dancing. Perhaps indicates someone impulsive, who doesn’t think about the consequences.
A powerful, forceful personality. But at the same time, likeable. With her tongue sticking out like that, she seems cheeky, fun and mostly harmless. Like an exuberant dog.