Tarot Card for the day ~ April 27

Seven of Shields

Castle Of Wonders


Okay, let’s cut to the chase on this one.  It’s a card that says (in my perception)




And as it turned up four times in the last two months, I’m thinking that people may be experiencing some fatigue ~ compassion fatigue, pirate-watching fatigue, recession fatigue, Ohcrap!I’vegotthefluagain fatigue, my boss is a twit fatigue, life sucks fatigue ~ whatever. 


Well, too bad.  Because, you see, the potential for you to experience goodness and goodies far beyond your brightest hopes is right there in front of you IF you screw up your courage and connect with your dreams and  




[Do I need to do that one more time, or have I made my point?]


For most people, the Seven of Shields in my deck is a card that requires a Nealio’s sprained-and-mangled faerystory version of the legend behind the card. 


As usual, my version of the story may be a bit different than what you will find in some Arthurian mythologies.  And my interpretation of the card veers a bit from the norm as well. 


So, depending on what you can best handle at the moment, grab a mug of hot something, a bottle of whatever or a few of those cute little mushrooms the seven dwarves used to sell on market day, and away we go.


Sir Gawain found himself in hot pursuit of an outlaw knight.  He chased the cur over hill and dale [sorry, Dale] until at length the outlaw rode into the courtyard of a great castle, and then right into the great hall of the castle itself. 


Gawain galloped on in,too. 


As Gawain entered the hall, he began being pelted by a huge indoor storm of sleet, large iceballs and stones.  Being a prudent man, Gawain reined in his worthy steed, thinking, “Hmm….  There’s more here than meets the eye, as Ringo once said.  Maybe I better just go back and tell the lads I lost track of the outlaw, and will hunt him down another day.”


But being a brave soul and one of the leading lights of the flower of chivalry that was Camelot, he pulled himself together and said, “Nay then. ’Tis my quest, and meet it is that I pursue it come what may.”  Or something. And he began pushing his way through the storm.


At which point the storm simply stopped.  And he found himself confronted by an entire army, blocking the path of pursuit.  Again he took pause, thinking, “This here is some weirdness here, y’all kin bet ready money on that!  Maybe it’d be better to jist come back another day and see wossup then.”  But again, he screwed up his courage [see verbiage above], pulled out his trusty sword and launched himself against the foes.


At which point they disappeared.  Ha! 


Only to be replaced by a huge lion and griffin who –um, which?  Nah, who − blocked his way.  This time Gawain really took a step back, thinking, “Okay.  Look, magic is one thing, but this is getting ridiculous.  I could end up a hot steaming lunch here.  And, they’re a protected species, anyway.  I’m just not gonna.…   I’m not….  Aw, bugrit!” 


And again he remembered his quest and his solemn vow to his droogies from the Round Table, so he pushed forward, hard.  The lion and griffin disappeared.


And as Gawain sat, staring into the center of the immense hall, A GREAT MAGICKE occurred.  There was a shimmer, and a shine, and a wrinkle in reality that became a doorway into a realm of wonders, goodness healing.  It was a place which offered many amazing, magical things, along with major cash and gems, which the goodlye Knighte gathered up and took back for the benefit of Camelot.     


So, what has that got to do with the card?


I thought you’d never ask.  [Just like you thought I’d never finish.]


Okay, some readers see the Seven of Shields as betokening money, business and barter.  Anna Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, writes of treasures, bounty, persistence and the steady, methodical removal of obstacles [some of which may be in-laws, coworkers or bonehead politicians].


When this card shows up for a client, I’m likely to say,


Okay.  What it comes down to now is

knowing what you’re really going after, and

refusing to give up. 


You may feel overmatched, overwhelmed, afraid and even a tad hopeless.  But if your goal is REALLY important to you, remember what it is, screw up your courage, dig in your heels and push back or push on.  Hard! 


And if you really have chosen a goal that is worthy of you, and important to you, have faith in yourself.  You will succeed beyond your brightest dreams.


Find a goal that is worthy of your efforts.  Know what it is, and why you have chosen it.  Keep pushing once, twice, AS MANY TIMES AS IT TAKES till the opposition is eliminated or finally just gives up and goes away.  And know that your most beautiful dreams can come true.


Bright blissings and great wonders! 


Quote for the day:    The thing is that Mr. Dibbler can even sell sausages to people who have bought them off him before.  ~ Terry Pratchett, from Moving Pictures  

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the day ~ April 27”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Boy — you sure did get all those “fatigues” right! Sometimes just labeling something and looking at it square in the eyes is helpful. So thanks!

    Try again, huh. I’m currently reading Robert Holden’s book Success Intelligence. To paraphrase something he says: Our thoughts do not have power; the THINKER has the power. We think hundreds upon hundreds of thoughts per day. Discard those that don’t serve our highest and best and KEEP THOSE and USE THOSE that do. EVERY successful person does this! And it takes WORK!

    Yes, most of us are suffering from fatiguitis. BUT THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
    I read that things are supposed to shift (at least for us Cancers…and I hope everyone) around May 1st. I’m counting on it….and doing my best to make it happen.

    On to (perhaps) a different subject, there’s a petition going around. President Obama has asked to hear from our Evolutinary Leaders… Deepok Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden — to name a few. I signed it this morning. Let’s keep hoping…and, yes, trying!!!

    ~ ~ Thanks again and again, Neal

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks to you, Donna.



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