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