Archive for April, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 22

April 21, 2009

Four of Shields

King Mark

 

 

Great!  Great!  The same card two days in a row!  And a card that always gives me hives already.  So what can I possibly say about the card I didn’t say yesterday to get us all to pay attention?  Huh?  Huh???

 

Not much, probably.  Oh well.

 

I prob’ly shouldn’t admit it, but this is one of those cards that always makes me say rude things and argue with God when it turns up for me.  So I suppose I better pay [even more] attention [than normal] here.

 

It is, in part, a card about strategic planning with really honest, true objectivity.  I’m an Aquarian.  Need I say more?  [How about, “Ohbugger!” maybe?]

 

As I said yesterday, I can come up with a brilliant, elegant project planning and tracking system for you if you like.  Just don’t expect me to use the ruddy thing. 

 

That scenario literally happened in an organization I worked for.  I can set the system up to help you meet your needs.  But it would take an amazing act of will to get myself to use it.  That’s why I worked for years as a consultant.

 

Anyway, 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, hate, hate! when it shows in a reading. 

 

It IS, after all a very Be grounded in ordinary reality as you work to take the next steps on your path until you are soaring kind of messenger.

 

But remember, O artistes, intuitivoes and others of our ilk (and I use the term ilk with great affection), there are times grounded behavior can be beneficial.  And hardly painful at all.  Mostly.  I’ve heard.  Wouldn’t know meself, then, would I?  Apparently not, or I’d be doing all this for Neil Gaiman, Oprah and Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., who runs the New York Times.

 

[But that grounded until you get soaring thing: if, as you’ll see below, a key element of this card is to get yourself a wonderful mentor, why do we sometimes have trouble with wanting to do thator following through on it? 

 

Is it because we’re not clear enough about who we really are and what our goal actually is?  Hmmmmm…?  

 

Because, you know, part of the REASON to hook up with a mentor is so that you can take an honest look at what some realistic goals might be, for the next part of your path, anyway.  And sometimes we’re afraid those goals won’t seem good enough, to us or to others.

 

Well… Phooey!!!!  (Cleaned that one up just in time!)  No matter how high or low the goal, it’s still a matter of one step at a time, over and over again.  And the mentor can help you see that in a useful, perhaps even kindly and encouraging way.  And perhaps help you get a handle on who you really are/who you’re trying to become as well.]    

 

Where was I?

 

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 some time into the foreseeable future 

  until you will naturally and inevitably soar  

 

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

 

In this blog, if you’re a regular, you know that 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 three times, READ IT AGAIN!  Otherwise it’s back to hustling at the Car Phone Warehouse for you.  Right?) 

 

Well, aside from the fact that the Beatles were brilliant to the point of magical, they also were able to make their first huge 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! Yeah!   

 

 

Quote for the Day: “We must believe in free will; we have no choice!” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 21

April 20, 2009

Four of Shields

King Mark

 

 

I prob’ly shouldn’t admit it, but this is one of those cards that always makes me say rude things and argue with God when it turns up for me.  So I suppose I better pay attention here.

 

It is, in part, a card about strategic planning with really honest, true objectivity.  I’m an Aquarian.  Need I say more? 

 

[Other than: I can come up with a brilliant, elegant project planning and tracking system for you if you like.  Just don’t expect me to use the ruddy thing. 

 

That scenario literally happened in an organization I worked for.  I can set the system up to help you meet your needs.  But it would take an amazing act of will to get myself to use it.  That’s why I worked for years as a consultant.]

 

Anyway, 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, hate, hate! when it shows in a reading. 

 

It IS, after all a very Be grounded in ordinary reality as you work to take the next steps on your path until you are soaring kind of messenger.

 

But remember, O artistes, intuitivoes and others of our ilk (and I use the term ilk with great affection), there are times grounded behavior can be beneficial.  And hardly painful at all.  Mostly.  I’ve heard.  Wouldn’t know meself, then, would I?  Apparently not, or I’d be doing all this for Neil Gaiman, Oprah and Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., who runs the New York Times.

 

Where was I?

 

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 some time into the foreseeable future  

   until you will naturally and inevitably soar  

 

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

 

In this blog, if you’re a regular, you know that 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 three times, READ IT AGAIN!  Otherwise it’s back to hustling at the Car Phone Warehouse for you.  Right?) 

 

Well, aside from the fact that the Beatles were brilliant to the point of magical, they also were able to make their first huge 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! Yeah!   

 

Quote for the day:    “If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?”  ~ Stephen Levine

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 20

April 19, 2009

Seven of Spears

Arch of Twelve Kings

 

 

This card shows up pretty often on this blog.  The last time was early March.  So this time let’s all try paying attention, shall we?  It’s a great card for a Monday.  Or ANY day, if you’ll give it a real shot. 

The Arch referred to here is a monument created by Merlin’s magic in celebration of the defeat of twelve lesser kings who rebelled against Arthur early in his reign. 

[As I’ve asked before: do the twelve kings sound at all like the chaotic, nagging, self-defeating things we get stuck thinking about ourselves, our talents and abilities?  Or our in-laws?   Isn’t it wearying to find ourselves so often in rebellion against our higher and better selves?  What a waste of energy!]

So listen up, y’all!  I consider this to be the card of utter, total complete victory.  It may be victory after a long, tedious and/or hard-fought series of challenges.  But it’s victory nonetheless.

 

Some readers indicate the Seven of Spears to be a card of bravery and success.  Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, says it speaks of promoting unity for the common good and gaining the confidence of others, among other things.  If any of those indicators fit what you’re trying to be about lately, assume you’ve been given a green light and MOVE!

As we look at what this card is prompting, let me ask you to ask yourself:

if you were absolutely certain that you would

ultimately achieve the victory you wanted

− maybe after considerable time, maybe after considerable strategy and straining, heaving endeavor, maybe after having to release some things in order to ultimately gain what you want –

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT?  WHAT WOULD YOUR VICTORY BE? 

 

~ How long are you willing to work toward it? 

~ To go after it again and again and again? 

~ How will you strategize for it? 

~ With whom, and what will they bring to the table? 

~ What endeavors will you put forth to achieve it? 

~ What help will you seek, from Spirit and from those around you?

~ What would you give up, release, put aside to have it? 

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

What would YOUR victory be? 

 

Assume today is the magical day that –

if you answer those questions honestly

if you answer those questions fully

and begin to put into play the elements

of your responses –

you will move toward sure victory.

 

Bright blessings and victory!

 

P.S.  Just as a corollary:  what would you want to be remembered for one hundred years from now?

 

Quote for the day: If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it. ~ John Lennon

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 19

April 18, 2009

The Judgement

Avalon

 

 

This card showed up on this Blog about two months ago.  It’s always a good card to work with and allow to guide us.

 

So.  Then.   If there’s any inkling in your mind that you might be being just a tad judgemental,

 

[like when I think, jeeze, these clowns that thought they really were the Masters of the Universe, and managed to literally bring our economy down around their greedy, conniving, nasty little… nasty … uh, um…  um de dum…] 

 

it’s tremendously important that you STOP THAT RIGHT NOW ~ don’t be judgemental of anyone else [Oh, alright!]   And especially don’t be judgemental toward  yourself.  [Thanks.  I feel so much better.]  It’s not useful or even valid to be that way.  Today, anyway.

 

That doesn’t mean you should let yourself – or anyone else − run hog wild, going off half-cocked and half baked in every goofy direction that occurs.  Like some people did.  Like most of Iceland did.  Like…   Oops.

 

Nor should you beat yourself up if you really want to just get quiet and do what it takes to stay grounded – or want to just hide and say, “To hell with these Bozos!” for today.  Oh. Wait.  That would be kinda judgemental.  So you can do it.  Just don’t say it.

 

It does mean

~ don’t repress your own tendency to wish for what you wish for

~ don’t berate yourself for wanting to be able to upgrade 

   WELL beyond what ordinary reality might provide

   this week in some area of your life, but 

~ stay grounded for the moment regarding what you actually grab

   or grab for 

 

And send kind energy and blessings of Light to those who do get sucked into any craziness  that’s around today.  Also, be sure you are pursuing what really is for the highest and best of all.  Don’t just run your greedy butt all over everyone else and their hopes and their pensions and….  Oops.

 

Anyway.

 

Different decks portray ~ and different readers interpret ~ The Judgement in exceptionally different ways.

 

Me?  When this card appears, I’m likely to say:

 

“Look. Really. There are powerful, helpful people who would be happy to work with you, work on your behalf, who might actually be out there looking for you right now.  But they can’t find you where you usually are. 

 

“There are wonderful, transformational experiences waiting for you.  But they can’t happen where you are, in the rhythm of your life as you currently live it. 

 

You’ve got to go new places, meet new people, do new things!  And push yourself a bit to keep doing that for the foreseeable future.”

 

So, while staying grounded and aware of what your wishes are − or could be if you really owned what you’d like to wish for − entice yourself out of your rut. 

 

Shop at different stores, from grocers to clothiers to where you buy your lottery tickets or get your dry cleaning done. 

 

Go to different movies at different theaters. 

 

Eat at different restaurants.

 

Write at different coffee bars. 

Don’t let yourself stagnate where you are and have been. 

 

Perhaps the most important aspect of this card is that it indicates your destiny is trying to reach out to you and for you.  Will you be there?   If you are, I hope YOU won’t be a greedy, preening, self aggrandizing…  [Aw friggit!  Do as I say.  Not as I do.]

 

Know what you want.  Don’t be crazy, but be willing to try something unusual or out of character to get it.  Reach out for your destiny.

 

Bright blessings (without even the least little hint of  judgemental)!   

 

          Quote for the Day 

– “Sodomy non sapiens,” said Albert under his breath.
– “What does that mean?”
– “Means I’m buggered if I know.”

~ Terry Pratchett, from Mort

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 18

April 17, 2009

Knight of Spears

Bedivere

 

Haven’t seen him since early January.    

And, if you’re the type to read a Daily Tarot post, it’s always good to keep his message somewhere nearby, ’cos it’s a good card for unique, unusual, self-directed folks.   

As I’ve said, it’s one of those cards for which my interpretation deviates some from the pack −which fits perfectly with the card, as we always see. 

Typical readings declare the Knight of Spears to betoken departure, a change of residence, etc.  So if those things are on your mind, take advantage of that energy and move along, whether you’re wild and free or dull as dust. 

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use sees this Knight as sociable, committed to fully developing abilities and acting on intuition − an interpretation I’d like, of course. 

So if you’re feeling a need to be among others of a positive bent, go! go!!!  And if you find an opportunity to enhance who you are and what you do − and it doesn’t involve buying a Tarot reader a new pair of crocodile penny loafers as a fee – go for it!  (I wear size 9, by the way.)

I see the Knight of Spears as the card of The Eccentric.  It represents the individual who knows what her or his goal is and what the best path will be to get there − even though it may seem the least likely path, and even the least useful goal to almost everyone else in his life. 

The Knight of Spears will therefore have to put up with a great deal of sage (and mostly useless) advice from everyone else about what to aim for and where to go.  So don’t be surprised when that happens to you.  It really does come with the territory. 

The Knight will perforce take all that in with grace and “goode humour” − to a point.    So do the best with that you can.

Once that point is passed, she or he will simply start down her or his own path anyway.  And if that doesn’t work, she/he will begin nudging the well-meaning obstacle (person) out of the way. 

And if that doesn’t work, she/he will walk her noble steed right over the blockage, human or otherwise. 

And if THAT don’t do it, she/he will simply take out a spear and put it right through the center of the stupid… What an image to go along with your morning coffee!  Or Miso.  Or Bushmills.  Or whatever.

So, today − and as you begin to line things up for a spectacular weekend − know your goal and know what you believe to be your best path to achieve it.  Be completely unsurprised if NOBODY else gets it.  Be true to your unique gifts and hopes – to your eccentricity, if you like.  But get going. 

If necessary, carry a spear.

Bright blessings and joy at the uniqueteria!

 

     Quote for the Day Yes, it was an act of God. But which God?  

~ Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

 

Another Quote for the Day (It’s Saturday) A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.  ~ Douglas Adams

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 17

April 16, 2009

King of Shields

Uther

As those of you who have been with the blog for a while know, the King of Shields is what I call the card of the Good King.

 

This is the king who knows what’s going on in his kingdom − how the crops in every county are doing (if not how every farmer is doing), what his knights are up to (and what they should be up to), the state of repair of the entire kingdom’s major walls, bridges and roads, etc. 

 

He’s perfectly comfortable in the limelight, although he does not seek it for himself and does not miss it when it isn’t on him. 

 

He is simply the good king who understands that his mission is to take care of his kingdom and take care of his subjects so that they generally can take care of themselves.

 

The hard lesson he has learned is that there will always be more things asked of him than he can possibly fulfill, more things in need of attention than he can possibly do, even by delegating. 

 

He has, therefore, come to understand and be comfortable with the necessity of allocating his resources, caring and effort, in such a way as will provide the greatest return and benefit to himself and especially to his people. 

 

In his realm, it ISN’T the squeakiest wheel that gets the grease; it’s the wheel whose repair is most significant and valuable to him, his people and his land.

 

So, beginning today, how can you come to understand better the myriad workings of your kingdom? 

 

What, in fact, IS your kingdom?  And how do you need to give yourself − in a functional, practical way − permission to attend to that which is really MOST IMPORTANT rather than that which seems MOST URGENT (or most annoying) in order to keep your kingdom’s balance, harmony and prosperity at the forefront of your rule? 

 

What do you need to let go of, or let go fallow, or let go to hell, for that matter, in order for the stuff you truly came here to do to get done and get done well?  

 

So ask yourself, “What is really important?  Now how do I attend to that?”

 

Bright blessings!

 

 

Quote for the Day         I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too. ~ Neil Gaiman, from American Gods

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 16

April 15, 2009

Ten of Swords

Camlann

 

This card tends to be a toughie in pretty much any deck, for pretty much any reader.  So of course I have my own divergent take on it.

Camlann, the image within this card, is the place and thus name of the final battle fought by Arthur and his knights.  It’s the battle at which Arthur took his fatal wounds − or rather, the wounds that caused him to be spirited away to Avalon. 

In any case, it’s the battle that saw the demise of the Round Table, the end of the Pendragon kings and the fall of Camelot.

Most readers see the Ten of Swords as a card of sadness, pain, affliction and desolation.

Even Anna-Marie Ferguson, writing of her Legend deck, sees it as betokening troubles, conflict, a showdown, or perhaps the climax and end of a chapter.

When this card turns up for a client, I begin by reminding them of what tens mean to me:

Tens in any Tarot deck betoken the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, or even the end of one way of life and the beginning of another.  So, if I were reading for you today and this card came up, I’d ask:

How do the things you have been experiencing – and more importantly, how do the things you have begun to long for in life just now – represent a strong message to you that you must allow yourself to

acknowledge the end of a cycle

and own the great potential for you to

move into something wonderful and powerful and new? 

How can you keep that in front of you not only today, but for some time to come?

Then I’d say:

Beyond that general information about cycles, I believe the Ten of Swords says in no uncertain terms, “You!  You!  You!  Yes.  You. 

“At this moment, I require of you some courage.

It is time to allow the old world − the world as you know it, your typical, day to day world− to die, in order that a beautiful new world may be born from it.” 

Yeah, it requires some courage, all right. 

But remember the promise: “a beautiful new world.”  This is in fact a hopeful card.

In following up with clients for whom this card is prominent in a reading, my sense has become that the changes they will need to make usually begin with a kind of ego death: a realization that the direction they have been firmly, even fanatically committed to really no longer serves them. 

That doesn’t mean they are required to throw everything up in the air and rush off in a direction wholly opposite to that which they have known, or in no intelligible direction at all. 

It does mean that they must begin by asking themselves – “What if? 

What if this path HAS taken me as far as it was meant to go?  And what if that’s a good thing?  What if it’s a perfectly natural evolution?

What if I stand at the birthing place of beautiful new opportunities, beautiful new worlds?  What if I let myself fantasize about what I would wish them to be?

What would I wish them to be?  How would I wish to pursue them?  What would I do to begin? What are the baby steps I can take to begin that today?

What is the cycle that is completed?  What is the world that should be allowed to fall away?  What is the beautiful new world to be born from it?  How do I begin to create that world, for myself and those I love − for the highest and best of all − today?

Bright blessings, courage, hope and beautiful dreams! 

 

Quote for the Day

Oh, waily, waily, waily!

Nac Mac Feegle wha hae!

They can tak’ oour lives but

they cannae tak’ oour troousers!

                   ~ Terry Pratchett, from Wee Free Men

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 15

April 14, 2009

Wheel of Fortune

Arthur’s Dream

 

Hmmm…  This card showed up just a week or so ago.  That would lead me to believe that either

 

~ people are having trouble believing they can be on top of the world

~ people are uncomfortable giving themselves permission to read, accept and begin to act upon the subtle vibrations they are picking up in situations around them

~ people are trying to just stop the wheel in its spinning so they can stay where they think they’ll be comfortable and maybe safe (maybe)

~ nobody read my post last time anyway

 

Let’s try again.

 

In pretty much any reading, Wheel of Fortune augurs well, especially for the immediate future.  It usually betokens a happy change of fortune and the beginning of a positive cycle.  

 

I agree with that interpretation, but my work with clients has prompted me to put a particular spin on that energy.  When the Wheel turns up –no pun intended − I usually say something like,

 

Look.  Take a moment.  Pay attention here.  You’re finally in a position to really be on top of the world, in the way you have wanted to be.  So first of all, let yourself believe in that.  Let yourself KNOW it.  Do what you need to do to move beyond doubt.  Doubt kills more dreams than anything anyone else could possibly do.

 

A caveat, though.  The card says that over the years, and perhaps particularly in the recent past, you have learned tough lessons in hard ways.  One positive result of that is that you’ve developed a refined ability to pick up on and read the subtle vibrations of a situation – of situations in general – to a much greater extent than most people have. 

 

This is a very effective tool for you right now. 

 

Honoring it, using it will be to your advantage.  Get it?

 

In fact, giving yourself permission to read and trust and use what you perceive about those subtle vibes (in an intelligent, I’m not gonna overload my mouth and blow my own ass up kinda way) is key to keeping yourself on top of the world.  It will help you pay attention to the fact that the Wheel of Fortune is always in spin, but you can move along with it at the right moments and in the right rhythm. By doing so you can keep yourself from losing your footing and being dumped into the moat.”

 

[One of these days I’ll have to do an article listing some of the excuses I’ve heard, and, uh, used, for not going with what we KNOW from reading the vibrations of a situation.  They’re all right up there with, “My dog ate my homework.”]  

 

There’s an old shamanic saying: “You know what you know.  Do what you know.”  With the Wheel of Fortune, I’d tweak that a touch to say,

 

“You know what you know.  Believe in what you know. 

 

Act − in a skillful, savvy way − on what you know.”

 

Make a little more sense this time?  Top o’ the world to ya!

 

Bright blessings, joy, success and light!

Quote for the Day   Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable, let’s prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

~ Douglas Adams from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 14

April 13, 2009

The Tower

Vortigern’s Fortress

 

Okay-swell.   Sigh.  This is one of those cards for which − by my interpretation, which veers a good piece from the norm − I’m supposed to tell you, “Ah, yes, yes, yes.  Don’t jump to conclusions.  Really significant opportunities for growth here. 

 

Remember the teachers (from High School Math types to your skating coach to Ram Das to Sai Baba) who say or said that?  It always really means, “Get ready for some hard work.” 

 

Well, maybe that’s the case here.  Maybe.  But it’s also a matter of IMPORTANT work that will be worth your time and attention for sure.   Hard work, but SO valuable.

 

Now, The Tower isn’t a dire card, at least not as I’ve been given to understand it – intuitively and through my experience with clients. 

 

But when my clients see it as depicted in the Legend deck − a red dragon fighting a white one, completely destroying a huge fortress – it sort of makes them go, “Eeep,” if not “Holy St. Francis,” or somebody, suck in their breath and swallow hard.

 

So what’s the card about?  I usually say something like:

 

“Okay, I know it looks scary, dragons fighting, castles blown to bits.  But really, it’s positive. The card is asking you examine yourself, your dreams and your being. 

 

“It’s saying, ‘Hey.  Stop for a minute.  Look at your life.  Think about it for a minute.  

 

“If you take your life down to its foundation, down to what’s REALLY important, what’s really necessary for you to be you, then WHAT ISTHAT TRUE FOUNDATION?  What is it that you really have to build upon, and/or want to build upon, this time around?  And what will you build upon it?’”

 

This evaluation should be applied to every area of significance in your life, particularly those in which you’re experiencing some transition.  (Or wobble.  Or outright caving in.)

 

What is the true foundation – for YOU:

What is the true foundation of career?

What is the true foundation of family?

What is the true foundation of relationships – of each and every kind, from the most intimate and powerful to minor friendships to the bagger at the grocery store?

What is the true foundation of your joy?

What is the true foundation of your spiritual connectedness?

What is the true foundation of your physical health?

What is the true foundation of your emotional health?

And so on, all through the entire list: everything on your own personal list of areas of your life that it makes sense for you to look at. 

What IS the true foundation for YOU?

 

Once you know what your foundations are, then you can determine what you’d like to build upon them, and how you want to do it. 

 

And it’s perfectly okay if what you wish to build changes.  It can be a chateau one week, a pagoda the next, and a log cabin sometime next month.  So long as you know what your foundations are, and honor them, then what you build will be perfect.

 

What are your foundations in each area of your being?  How can you be mindful of them?  What do you wish to build upon them?  How can you begin today?  

 

Bright blessings and a deep, helpful knowing of yourself!

 

Quote for the Day  The old shaman said carefully, “You didn’t just see two men go through upside down on a broomstick, shouting and screaming at each other, did you?” The boy looked at him levelly. “Certainly not,” he said. The old man heaved a sigh of relief. “Thank goodness for that,” he said. “Neither did I.”

~ Terry Pratchett from The Light Fantastic

Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 13

April 12, 2009

The Sun

Lleu

 

This is a great card for a Monday if you’re one of those insufferably cheerful little…

Ooops.  Sorry.  Letting the inner dialogue run a little free there.

Anyway, this is a great card for a spring day, even if it IS MonDya.  And it’s a card that came up exactly one month ago today, so it would behoove us all [even me] to pay some attention.

It’s especially aimed at those − like I am, without any question or possible hope of plausible deniability − who would be deliriously happy with a card that says, “Grab a double espresso or two and go hide in the basement till that bright, shiny thing in the sky dims a bit.  Then check to see if it’s safe to come out.”

Unh –UH!  NO!NO!NO! 

[God, Neal will you PLEASE turn down the print?  You’re giving yourself a headache.]  [Sorry.]

 On this Monday, the Universal Sun will be cruising just outside my bedroom window − and yours − and saying,

“Hey!  HEY!!!!!!!! 

“The hyacinths are up and blooming!  The robins are screaming for seed.

The squirrels are chasing each other and the Cooper ’s hawk has the same look on its face that a guy peering into a lobster tank at a restaurant has.

“It’s beautiful out here!!  LOOOOOOVE Your World!  Love Your Self!  LOOOOOOOOVE Your LIFE!  Go after you most beautiful and beloved wishes!  Nooooow!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. 

A few specifics for you pains in the neck who actually want something tangible to work with?

It doesn’t take too much work to figure out that The Sun betokens joy, light, and clarity of vision.  Not to mention material happiness and general contentment.  A really lovely offering for any day, no?  So OWN that!

For me, The Sun is one of the two great wish cards of the deck. 

It says,

“You shall have happiness, health, wealth, peace and all good things

IF you are clear within yourself about what your wishes truly are

AND you hold true to those wishes, moment by moment by moment.” 

After all, the Universe can only give back to you what you put out as vibration. Right?  And the Universe will judge that in part by that to which you GIVE YOUR ATTENTION, moment by moment by moment.  Right?  Right?  Right!

By the way, in some interpretations, The Sun betokens an engagement. So if you’ve wanted to pop the question… just be sure it’s what you REALLY WISH!

What is your wish?  What are your wishes?  How can you stay conscious of those wishes as you go through your day?  How can you honor those wishes?  Hold your wishes as your focus even as you go through all the activity, priorities and sheer STUFF you must attend to as you do what you must to deal with your day.  How can you LOVE YOURSELF and LOVE YOUR LIFE?  See the beauty.  NOW!!!

Brightest, LIGHTEST blessings!

 

Quote for the day:     I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird.  I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird. ~ Paul McCartney