Archive for February 5th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 6

February 5, 2009

Four of Shields

King Mark



Fascinating.  Or spooky.


If you read the blog yesterday, you may remember that the card that came up was the same card as came up for January 20th, Inauguration Day here in the US.


Well, the Four of Shields is the card that came up for the day after that.  So I dunno whether to give greater focus to

~ the idea that we (even you lovely Canadians, Brits et al) need to really hold a magnifying glass up to what is and what isn’t happening in DC,

~ or to my thought that I just really, REALLY have to be reminded about what this card offers, even to a loopy shamanic practitioner/Tarot reader/fantasy writer.  


As I say pretty much every time the Four of Shields turns up, this is one of those cards that clients, particularly intuitive, artistic clients,  freaking hate – ummm, I mean really like least − when it shows up in a reading.  It IS, after all a very Be grounded in ordinary reality as you prepare to take the next steps until you are soaring kind of messenger.


Remember, O artistes, intuitivoes and others of our ilk (and I use the term ilk with great affection), activists and all, there are times grounded behavior can be beneficial.  And hardly painful at all.  Mostly.  I’ve heard.


For me the Four of Shields basically says:


~ Be prepared to become concrete in your planning,

   at least for the moment

~ Do this in the following way:

~ Find someone who is an acknowledged expert in

   what you seek to achieve, and/or who is a

   respected (especially by you) wizard in the successful

   laying out of the kind of path you seek to walk

~ Work together closely, over some time to develop

    YOUR plan

~ Follow that plan.  And follow it carefully,

   at least for the foreseeable future until you

   will naturally  and inevitably soar  


Once upon a time, this whole process was called, simply, Get Yourself a really good Mentor!  And listen to that mentor’s guidance!  AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT!!!! And that can still apply here.


In this blog, I’ve used John Lennon and the Beatles as illustrations of following your bliss despite predictions of failure.  (And if you’ve already read this story at least twice, READ IT AGAIN!)  Well, aside from the fact that they were brilliant to the point of magical, they also were able to make their first big leaps because of Brian Epstein.  He was a superb businessman and their manager.  He married his ordinary-reality-based magic to his aspirations to be a player on the music scene and to their incomparable artistry and passion and the world was changed.


Now, maybe you don’t have a Brian-the-Wizard to pull out of your hat. Yet.  But who and what DO you have?  How can you access him/her/them?  Give it some thought today, and take that concrete and valuable baby step along the path by actually accessing them!


Believe in yourself.  Believe in your dreams.  Help give them focus in ordinary reality by working closely and deeply with insights from someone who can help be an architect of their creation. 


Bright blessings and tremendous success! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!