Archive for June 12th, 2009

Tarot Card for the day ~ June 13

June 12, 2009

Ace of Shields

Avalach’s Shield

 Haven’t seen this card since early October.  So pay attention, y’all!

  [Especially Kate!!!]

 As those of you who have worked with me will remember, Aces in any Tarot deck  are cards of a new beginning.  So, that being the case,

~ How can you − how do you need to − begin your life anew, today, this moment?

What changes can you begin, even in small ways? 

What potentials can you believe in, hope for, reach for and remember?

And you can expect The Universe will keep giving you situations that ask that kinda question until you all remember to ask it alla tyme by yourself!

Now, back to the Ace of Shields.

According to legend, Avalach was a “heathen” king, befriended and converted to Christianity by Joseph of Arimathea, who carried the Holy Grail into Britain.

Avalach’s shield was known to have miraculous powers of protection and healing.  For hundreds of years it stayed in an abbey waiting for Galahad, the world’s greatest and purest knight, and its ultimate bearer, to come and take it up.

Most Tarot readers would likely indicate that this card signifies things like PERFECT contentment, felicity, even ecstasy, and perhaps… gold.  Not bad, say I!

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds the The Ace of Shields is to be a card of treasures, prosperity, making great gains, but also of enrichment of the spirit.  Yes!  Yes! Yes! 

When I work with a client and this card comes up, I look deep into the card, which is beautifully illustrated, depicting a mask of The Green Man over a Knight of Camelot shield upon which is worked a golden cross.  The mask and shield are mounted on a wall; below them, incense, or perhaps oak leaves, burn on a brazier.  It’s a wonderfully mystical depiction.    

It directs us to look for healing, growth and progress via mystical or spiritual means.  It suggests that we should be comfortable blending seemingly diverse spiritual paths in our process, just as the good sisters in Ireland pray to the Christian Saints, but leave tidbits and goodies in the garden to feed and engage the Leprechauns and other Fair Folk, finding no contradiction in this custom.

So, look for and define YOUR new beginning.  Know that great gains and treasures are not beyond your reach.  And let a beautiful swirling and blending of spiritual paths guide you toward and support you in your wonderful new life!

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate!  ~ Oprah Winfrey

         Today’s Weather:  Idylls; zooming scruffy muffins

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 12

June 12, 2009

Three of Cups

The Dressing of the

Sacred Spring

Always grateful to see this card.  Always!  Especially when it hasn’t been around for over two months.

A good card to savor and contemplate, and keep in mind as we move toward the dreamy, hopeful, fiery energy of Summer.

First off, 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 offer counsel such as

~ beware of power games,

~ be prepared for power struggles,

~ watch out for failure to own your power  −

   or, better,

   OWN

   YOUR

   POWER

  FULLY

  NOW

~ 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.

The Three of Cups is a card of blessing.  It is very positive in the potential it bespeaks.  It is a card of empowerment, fruitful completion and healing.  How are these things to be fostered and achieved?    By engaging in heartfelt, beautiful and joyful sacred celebration with those of like ind and soul. 

Please, today, take some time, even if just a moment, to connect with those in your circle who are positive, supportive and helpful − who inspire hope and joy and all good things in your life – even if it’s just by phone, even if it’s only for a minute.  

Share something or share about something you can celebrate together. 

Don’t forget to include your Spirit Guides, guardian angels, absent gurus, loving friends or even family members who have passed from this realm as you open to sharing and celebration.  And let yourself be empowered by what transpires.

Remember that the Celts believed (and still believe) the Divine is present in every place, everything  and everyone – including you and what you are doing now, and everywhere you will go and everything you will do today.  So GIVE YOURSELF THAT!

Own your power.  Help empower others.  Seek others whose goodness and LIGHT is empowering to you.  And do it in a joyful, celebratory way.  Today!  (Perfect excuse for celebration with good people!)

Bright blessings, joy and CELEBRATION!

Quote for the Day:  I’d like to know if I could compare you to a summer’s day.  Because — well, June 12th was quite nice, and… ~ Terry Pratchett, from Wyrd Sisters       [Sorry.  I really couldn’t resist.]

 

          Today’s Weather:  Fits and fireworks; boiled stoat