Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 23

June 22, 2009

Knight of Cups

Galahad

Last time he was around we were up to our bouzoukis in snow and ice, so it’s been a while.

I think of this as the card of the sacred quest

Therefore, if you have been feeling that your life really isn’t going in the direction you and God (The Universe, the Universal Life Force, the Big Enchilada, Madonna, The Voice of John Cleese, George Clooney, or whoever) agreed to before you accepted birth this time around:

HEY!  YOU! 

It’s time to reconnect and get going!

Some readers might interpret the Knight of Cups as the coming of a messenger, advancement in the world, or a graceful but not warlike person of great masculine energy [think Baryshnikov, I guess].

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, feels this card betokens a tempting proposal which deserves serious consideration.  Also, an approaching opportunity for advancement.  Or an unexpected gift.  So if something like that crosses your path today, assume you deserve it, accept it and run with it! 

I still like my intuitive interpretation best.

Think upon the commitments for this lifetime

That you made before you came into being. 

Determine the next few steps

to keep you moving along that path –

or the first steps that will be necessary

to move you back onto that path. 

And get going.

Bright blessings and remembrance of your sacred self!  

Quote for the Day: It may be laid down as a general rule that if a man begins to sing, no one will take any notice of his song except his fellow human beings. This is true even if his song is surpassingly beautiful. Other men may be in raptures at his skill, but the rest of creation is, by and large, unmoved. Perhaps a cat or a dog may look at him; his horse, if it is an exceptionally intelligent beast, may pause in cropping the grass, but that is the extent of it. But when the fairy sang, the whole world listened to him. Stephen felt clouds pause in their passing; he felt sleeping hills shift and murmur; he felt cold mists dance. He understood for the first time that the world is not dumb at all, but merely waiting for someone to speak to it in a language it understands. In the fairy’s song the earth recognized the names by which it called itself.  ~ Susanna Clarke, from Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Today’s Weather:  Runcible; inferred parchment

On This Date: 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire. [So much for being a role model.]

Also: 1972 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.  [So much for being a role model.]