Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 8

Three of Spears

The Horse Fair


Well, this card came up exactly one week ago.  And no, that’s not a belated April Fool!


Take another look at what this card has to offer.  And see if you can hold on to it a bit longer this time.  Right?


Once again, please remember that threes in any Tarot deck are power cards, or rather, that the issue the card is addressing is one of power, even if it doesn’t seem so on the surface.  Typically, a three would counsel things like


~ beware of power games,

~ be prepared for power struggles,

~ watch out for failure to own your power 

   or, better,






~ have a care against disempowerment

   in any area of life, whether by the action

   of others,  or by your own action

   or inaction 

~ empower yourself

~ empower those you love and believe in

~ accept the challenge of owning all of

   what you are and who you can be


Simple, really.  [I keep telling myself that.]


The Three of Spears is a card of mentoring direction, as it were.  It says:


“Be ruthlessly practical in pursuit of a much higher ideal.” 


The Tarot deck I use is Legend, the Arthurian Tarot.  In my story of the card, which depicts The Horse Fair, I see a young King Arthur having the brilliant insight that, to finally take the throne, and then to more effectively secure his kingdom, he needs to resurrect a strong cavalry wing and make it the centerpiece of his armed forces. 


Having decided so, he would then have to go to Britain’s great horse fair and be ruthlessly objective in his examination of each animal, knowing that the future of Camelot might well rest on that creature’s shoulders.   


So, envision your most exalted possibilities, your highest potential achievement for the Highest and Best.  Set your goal.  Then literally, practically, holding your nose to the necessary grindstones, do the things required to achieve your will − if it’s truly for the Highest and Best! 


Own your most amazing and idealistic dreams, and exert the power YOU have to pursue them through practical means.  (One horse at a time, if necessary.)  


Bright blessings and amazing achievements!

Quote for the Day 

 Lady Claire : How do you know you’re God?
Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney
: Simple. When I pray to Him, I find I am talking to myself.  ~ Peter Barnes from The Ruling Class


4 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 8”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I find it interesting that some cards keep coming up again and again, while other cards we’ve not yet had the pleasure of hearing your take on. All in due time, I suppose. But I know I for one keep needing to hear “own your power” messages.

    Interesting quote. On the one hand, one might find it funny or boastful…on the other, it’s most metaphysical or simple truth. Or is that the whole point?

    ~ ~ Thanks! ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    All of the above.

    It’s from one of my favorite dark comedies.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Thnanks for yet another tip. I have a list of things to read and watch going — “Neal’s favorites”. I can’t keep up with it all, but you haven’t steered me wrong — yet. 🙂

  4. shamanspath Says:


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