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Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 16

June 15, 2009

Page of Swords

The Adder

Haven’t seen this fellow since early March.

A typical reader would say the Page of Swords betokens something along the lines of authority, secret service, vigilance, maybe even spying.

Anna Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, includes insight, receiving info first-hand about an important matter, and overseeing confidential affairs, among other things.

As I look at this card in the Legend deck, I’m reminded that The Snake (in this case, Adder) is a universal symbol of at least five things

[although supposedly even Freud (aka The Big Sig) said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar…”] :

Oh yeah. 

Snake symbolizes:

~~ transformation and rebirth (The snake sheds its skin, and in that process experiences rebirth;  it has become a new creature and a creature renewed)

 ~~ healing (The  Rod of Asklepios, Greek God of Healing and Medicine, was entwined by a snake, and snakes were sacred totem animals and helpers at the temples of dream healing dedicated to him)

~~ subconscious wisdom (Knowledge of the Shamanic Lower World, which is almost universally understood to be a place of deep and beautiful healing as well as ancient and traditional wisdom)

~~ masculine energy (Any questions on this one?  Go back to our friend Freud.)

~~ clandestine affairs (The sneaky sneaky snakey)

So when the Page of Swords shows up for a client, I ask them

~ what kind of deep personal transformation have you been longing for?

~ how can you be open to a rebirth − for personal and/or planetary healing?

~ how can you connect with deeper and perhaps archaic or ancestral wisdom (Shamanic journeying, deep meditation, magic, prayerwork )?

~ how can you go after these things in a direct, perhaps even forceful way?

~ how do you need to test for integrity – in yourself, no less than in those around you?

Also, it may be a good idea to be more than normally open to help or guidance from someone of substantial masculine energy: a positive, powerful man or a strong and wise woman-warrior type, for example.

What is the deep and bright personal transformation you can own and begin TODAY?

 Bright blessings and beautiful, healing transformation!

 Quote for the day:   I used to think that I was stupid, and then I met philosophers.  ~ Terry Pratchett, from Small Gods

Today’s Weather:  Blivets; tertiary doughnuts

On This Date: 1904James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle, and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; traditionally “Bloomsday.”