Many long years in the before time, a wise man spoke.
Hello and welcome to TaoCraft Tarot blog and podcast. I’m glad you are here.
A lifetime and a half ago, I used to work in health care. How we got from there to Tarot blog & podcast is another story for another day. When I was a student, I was very lucky to do my ER rotation with a Canadian doctor who used to work in a very rural, northern part of the country. He was a private pilot and literally flew from one remote clinic to another to provide basic, general practice health care. Here in the land of bankruptcy prices, brainless shotgun labs and cookbook internal medicine, his expertise is arguably a lost art. He gifted me with a pearl of wisdom that applies to damn near everything and has proven true time and again for the past 35 or so years.
He said “Diagnosis is easy. Listen to your patients and they will tell you what is wrong with them.”
By that same token, supporting your own well being is easy. Listen to what you body is telling you. Listen to what your emotions and intuition are telling you. Let logic tell you if things are getting too far off track.
Listen to yourself. Listen to what you and your true nature need and do that. Or at least try to accommodate your night owl or morning person self as much as your schedule allows.
Today’s card is the Night Owl card from the Alleyman’s Tarot deck, illustrated by WolfSkullJack. Seven Dane Asmund interprets the card as “that thing you know but won’t or can’t admit to yourself.” It feels akin to the energy that Ted Andrews writes about for another nocturnal creature, wolves, for his version of the Moon card. He writes that “When wolf shows up it is time to trust our inner guidance…”
So how do you do that? How do you trust your inner guidance? How do you come to terms with unacknowlable inner truth?
I don’t think it is a coincidence that Asmund’s night owl and Andrew’s moon wolf are nocturnal beings.
When the day is gone and the night arises, when all of the distractions go dark, you can’t escape yourself. All that is left is to listen.