In the Wyld Godde Tarot Wheel of Fortune, there is a woman doing divination at the centre of the Wheel. That is because to divine God’s will, you have to be centred. You have to remove yourself from the negativity bias of the ego-mind in order to seek helpful answers. This takes discipline, trust and alignment with the Will of God. Sometimes you have to fast first. You could also argue that some are simply more gifted than others. Joseph springs to mind.
The Wheel of Fortune is a card I strongly associate with pattern detection and seeking to understand the underlying order (and chaos) of creation. It is the Wheel that gives birth to myths about the three Fates, the Norns, Ragnarök and the Riders of the Apocalypse. Our human brain’s negativity bias is what has led hundreds of generations to believe that they are living in the end times. And because the brain likes to confirm its bias in the patterns it detects, we tend to perpetuate a Wheel of Fortune of endless suffering with no happy ending in sight. (Social media doom-scrolling, anyone?)
Divination is a much-maligned activity by most traditional Christians. They tend to lean on their limited understanding of the Bible when they slander those who do divination. Yet, there are many instances when supposedly righteous Biblical characters use divination to seek God’s will. And the High Priests of the Israelites had their Urim and Thummim.
In the New Testament, it says that all believers are now part of a holy priesthood. In other words, others don’t get to prescribe or prohibit how we as individuals practice our alignment with divine will now that we are no longer under the Law. But that kind of freedom is not the reality most of us live in… yet.
Prediction vs Providence
To seek accurate predictions in order to satisfy the anxieties of the ego is what fortune-telling is all about. That is not an activity you can engage in while centred in the Wyld Godde Tarot Wheel of Fortune. However, if you abandon fear and seek God’s will with all your heart, Godde answers and gives you the signs you need for the next step on your journey. You can use divination and still trust in Providence.
Additionally, that which you do out of love and for the Highest Good keeps you centred and aligned. Your intention to be of service is the only protection you need. You do not risk spirit possession by doing divination if your motives are pure. The tools you use do not automatically act as demonic portals either. That level of fear-mongering does not come from trust. It springs forth from fear and ignorance.
Yesterday, I attended our weekly Church of England discipleship group that is running through the season of Lent. We read the passage below, in the context of what we can contribute:
Come to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious. You also as living stones are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4-5
Those of us who have more unusual gifts, or gifts that are not acceptable in the eyes of traditional, patriarchal and hierarchical Christianity, simply can’t contribute. Our mystical, imaginative and intuitive gifts are not welcome. And because many of us are introverts, we do not speak up. Instead, we continue to practice our gifts on the fringe or completely outside the fold.
7 Questions from the Wyld Godde Tarot Wheel of Fortune
- What is your view of fate? How much of life do you believe is fated?
- How great is your trust in Providence?
- How centred are you in that trust on a daily basis?
- What spiritual practice(s) do you find most helpful in terms of staying centred in the hub of the Wheel?
- Is there a new spiritual practice you would like to explore?
- Why do you think church authorities have been so quick to forbid divination even though we have many examples of it in the Bible?
- When was the last time you asked God for a sign and received it or resolved a dilemma by casting lots?
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