Monday, January 6, 2014

Coming Full Circle

I am so excited that soon I will be receiving the Medicine Cards and book in the mail (Jamie Sams). These are the first cards I ever worked with, when I started exploring divination at the age of 13, and it was a true loss to me when I moved away from my mother's house as an adult and had to leave them behind (they were hers, not mine!). I suppose I could have purchased them, but I didn't want other Medicine Cards, I wanted to move on. Later I did purchase a bargain copy of the Runic Tarot (Caroline Smith and John Astrop) but it never felt "right." Much later I delved into Tarot (and other oracles) and was so happy to find the Druid Animal Oracle (Carr-Gomm/Worthington), which did feel a bit like coming home for the important similarities they share with the Medicine Cards. Animal energy is very sacred to me, which is in part why I love the animal Court Cards in the Wildwood Tarot deck!

So a woman was selling some of her card collection in order to purchase more, and I noticed that one of her decks available was the Medicine Cards, at a very low price, and good condition, and I jumped all over it.  It truly feels like coming full circle, bringing things back to where they began.  There's a sense of nostalgia, being the first cards I ever worked with, but it's far more than that - it's really like remembering who I am, in some strange way, and it feels really good.  I can't wait until they show up in my mailbox!

Medicine Cards/Jamie Sams


  1. This is truly a gift send from heaven The fact you had to pay some money doesn't change that.
    The courtcards of the Wildwood tarot have had the same affect on me. The queen of wand has afflicted me with an infatuation with hares :)
    I wish you a happy reunion with his beautiful deck

    1. Thanks for saying that! I do feel that it was the right moment, and the opportunity presented itself. I can't wait until they arrive! Hah, I love that you are having that experience with the Wildwood! I agree about the Court cards, and I think the Queen of Bows is one of the most beautiful cards in the deck :-). Animals provide so many more layers of meaning.