Archive for June 28th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 29

June 28, 2009

Knight of Cups

Galahad

This fellow showed up for us less than a week ago.  I guess I wasn’t paying attention.  Lessee if I can listen better this time. How ’bout you?

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 [or The Universe, the Universal Life Force, the Big Enchilada, Madonna, The Voice of John Cleese, George Clooney − whoever] agreed to before you accepted birth this time around:

HEY!  YOU! 

Don’t you think 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].  Others could say it indicates someone (maybe you?) ingenious, full of original ideas.

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 fully and gratefully, 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: “When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously.  Drift, wait and obey.  ~ Rudyard Kipling  [Kipling believed that he had a Daemon or Muse – who worked with him, providing artistic guidance and direction. He felt that when he obeyed he was rewarded.]

Today’s Weather:  Angelsea; indeterminate bandicoot fluffage

On This Date: 1149Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.  [Lest we forget.]

Also: 1974Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband President Juan Peron had delegated responsibility due to weak health.   [Don’t cry for me, Patti Lupone.]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 28

June 28, 2009

Two of Swords

The Knight of Two Swords

A card that turned up just 8 days ago.  And, as I said then, it’s a card that is given vastly different meanings depending on the reader and the circumstances of the reading.

Some readers would say this card indicates something like courage or balance in the face of adversity.  Others might suggest that a solution to a problem is available to the questioner, but he or she is blinded or distracted and can’t see it.  Or, a reader may insist that the querent (a person who questions an oracle) be careful about being stubborn.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds in the Two of Swords such things as having to make a choice without benefit of foresight, a moment of indecision, and a clouded perception of options.

That last phrase is the one that comes closest to my experience of what the card offers.

When the Two of Swords turns up for a client, I’m most likely to say something like, “Someone, possibly Khalil Gibran, wrote that the strength of the enemy is in our hearts, not in the enemy’s hands.” 

So if there is something you would achieve, and there seems to be great opposition arrayed against you, don’t let yourself be discouraged or dismayed.  Take a moment to become very clear about your goal –at least as clear as you can beTake a deep breath or two.  Square your shoulders and wade into battle.  That which seemed to be arrayed against you may simply turn to mist or smoke and allow you to pass through it like beams of pure light through a hologram.

Know your goal.  Keep your courage up.  Ground.  Center.  Move forward with strength and a go after what you believe to be for the highest and best! 

Bright blessings, clarity and progress! 

Today’s Quote: Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.  ~  William Butler Yeats

Today’s Weather:  Sprezzaturatudinous; mildly somewhat.

On This Date: 1778 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton. Washington appoints Molly Pitcher a sergeant.

            And: 1969 – Stonewall riots begin in New York City.