Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 28

Six of Shields

Castle of Maidens


Curb thy fevered brains, Python fanatics!  (And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’ll just have to get around to watching “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” sometime soon.)


Although the Arthurian Castle of Maidens story may have led to about the kind of scenes you’d have expected from the Pythons, the real legend − and the meaning of the card − is actually very good, very kind, very positive.   And not kinky at all.


Pretty much any reader will tell you that the Six of Shields betokens generosity, charitable acts and material gain.


In my readings, I’m often intuitively prompted to take the interpretation a bit farther and in a slightly different direction.  I’m likely to say something like:


Focus for a minute. 

Let your inner vision move back and forth in time across your life. 

Something that is yours by right

that was lost or taken from you

will be restored to you in full. 


So today, right now, this moment let yourself attend to what that might be and how it could be brought into being.   


This card can apply to many different aspects of life:


~ the artist who (thinks he) has lost his Muse**

~ the investor who (fears she) has lost her basis

~ the manager who (believes he) has lost his music

~ the writer who (worries she) has lost her prosperity


It can even imply a return of misappropriated property, a renewal of a sundered relationship, or the reopening of a realm of hopefulness that seemed long gone.


So the important thing to do is − without bludgeoning yourself − scan your life and acknowledge what it is you fear has been lost, or what you have lost in fact.  Then let yourself understand that TODAY is the day you can renew that connection, revivify that dream, and reconnect with that hope. 


By the way, some readers feel that this card tells us to be attentive to the possibility of helpful intervention by/through positive masculine energy.  So keep an eye out for that.


Know what you would bring back to your life.  Know that this moment is the time when that renewal, that reconnection, can begin.  Go from there!


Bright blessings, joy and light! 



** Another by the way, by the way:  there’s a blog I like on the use of flower essences (a kind of vibrational healing).  The most recent post provided a recommendation for those who have writer’s (or other creative) block.  It’s at



Thought for the day: America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.  ~ Oscar Wilde


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