Archive for June, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 21

June 20, 2009

Two of Swords

The Knight of Two Swords

A card we haven’t seen since I began this blog last September.  And 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, and 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: Greebo’s technique was unscientific and wouldn’t have stood a chance against any decent swordmanship, but on his side was the fact that it is almost impossible to develop decent swordmanship when you seem to have run into a food mixer that is biting your ear off.  ~ Terry Pratchett,  from Witches Abroad

Also:  You mean the days start getting shorter again?  Aw, mayin!!!  ~ Neal

Today’s Weather:  Spongey; mildly observant crustaceans

 On This Date: 2004SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

Tarot card for the Day ~ June 20

June 20, 2009

The Sun

Lleu

[No way!]

[Way!]

[No way!!]

[Way!!!]

[No WAY!]

[Yes, way!  Way!  Way!  Way!]

Yes, this really is the card that turned up for today  −  absolutely THE perfect card for the Summer Solstice!

There is so much hope in this card!

And that’s something we can all use lately, especially as the harbinger card on the turn of a season.

Anyway, this is a great card for any day, especially a summer day.  And it’s a card that has come up frequently since at least March (3/12, 4/12, 5/14, 6/1, 6/20), so it would behoove us all [you BET, 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.  Crawl into a corduroy-lined hole 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 Saturday of the Summer Solstice, it’s also appropriate for people [again, like me] who have been saying things like, “This isn’t working.  It really, really isn’t working.  What am I doing wrong?  In fact, what am I doing?  This just doesn’t seem to be working.”

Well, let’s all pay attention.  On this Saturday morning, the Universal Sun will be cruising just outside all our bedroom windows, saying,

“Hey!  HEY!!!!!!!! 

“The sweet woodruff is up and scenting the air!  The roses and peonies are still in bloom.  Tony down the street is showing off his first tomatoes of the season.  The robins and sparrows are dive bombing each other for seed.   The hawks are tying on bibs.  The cocker spaniel is yawning at the squirrels, and wondering why you don’t chase them for her.

“It really is amazingly beautiful out here!!  And there is so much AMAZING potential if we just open to it and connect!  LOOOOOOVE Your World!  Love Your Self!  LOOOOOOOOVE Your LIFE!  Yesterday’s gone.  Go after you most beautiful and beloved wishes!  Nooooow!!!!!!!!!!

 

Okay? 

What?

A few specifics?

Okay.  Fine.  Be that way.  But only because it’s the Solstice.  You should remember from last time.  [Why?  Like I do?]

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 contentmentA 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

(now, not yesterday, not last year, not a decade ago)

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, blessings and superb wishcraft!

Quote for the day:  The Monks of Cool, whose tiny and exclusive monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley in the lower Ramtops, have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select.  ~ Terry Pratchett, from Lords and Ladies

Today’s Weather:  Dancing, dreaming, streaming

On This Date: 451Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun.  Also, the year and day of the death of Theodorid, King of the Visigoths.  Hell of a day for hairy guys with swords, no?

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 19

June 18, 2009

Page of Cups

The Salmon

 

We haven’t seen him for a good six months.  And this is a perfect card for today:  A card to guide us in getting ready for a profound and creative summer.

In Celtic legends, Salmon was considered the wisest of all creatures.  It dwelt in a great well overhung by the Hazel, the tree of knowledge.  As the fruit (hazel nuts) of the tree dropped into the well, Salmon ate them and grew greater and deeper in wisdom.

When this card shows up for a client, I share about the legend and then say something like,

“So, first of all, this card is a call to find meaningful opportunities to seek wisdom and increase your knowledge  – scholarly pursuits may be perfect just now.  So get started. 

“Beyond that, Page of Cups is a card of creativity.  So be prepared to explore how you may begin or expand creative projects starting today.   

 “And in many traditions, fish represents spirituality.  Salmon is one of the creatures on the Earth who returns to its place of  birth to procreate.  So this card speaks of a primal, powerful drive toward reconnection with Source − with the Divine, with Ultimate Reality, whatever name you choose to give to it.”

Some readers find the Page of Cups represents

a fair young person

meditation,

an imaginative, reflective, inspiring friend

So if any of these pop up in meaningful ways today, eagerly accept the gifts they bring.        

Know the wisdom you seek.   

Begin or ramp up your search now.

Give your creativity more free play in your life.

Open to reconnection with Source in beautiful, meaningful, transcendent ways.

DO IT TODAY.

 Bright blessings, grace and peace!

 Quote for the Day:  It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.  ~ Edward de Bono

            Today’s Weather:  Passepartout; evident crummybuttons

On This Date:  1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom.  The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 18

June 17, 2009

Queen of Swords

Morgause

Hmm….  We last saw this important lady just toward the end of April, and around the end of March before that.  It’s always good to bear in mind the insights she offers. 

[And I say that even though I’m an Aquarius, and the idea of doing anything logical and especially planful makes me look like I’m about to cough up a gerbil.]

This card certainly betokens being strategic in our lives and in our world – as I’ll talk about in a bit.  That could, if you let it, lead to the question, “What is the difference between strategy and tactics?” 

[God knows, I confuse the two about every chance I get.  Which helps explain why I drive a Toyota instead of a BMW, I guess.]

Strategy is the big picture look at a problem, situation or goal. 

It focuses on the sea-change-sized thing that needs to be achieved.  Defeating an enemy, preserving the ecology, earning a living as a Tarot reader − those are strategies.  Concepts like objective, maneuver and security are among the principles of strategy.  Sun Tzu’s The Art of War teaches strategy.

Tactics vary with circumstances, time and technology. 

As I wrote last time this card appeared, if I were to guide you in marketing yourself as a Tarot reader for the eighteenth century, I’d suggest you get a beautiful snug little cart, paint it in wild and wonderful colors, and travel the roads from town to town to town in order to find new clients and stay ahead of the sheriff. 

If I were advising you to be a tarot reader this year, I’d talk about blogs, web sites, podcasting opportunities and maybe even securing sponsorships to help find new clients.  And stay ahead of the sheriff. 

As you can probably tell from this blog, I still think that cart thing sounds pretty good. 

So, tactics present a small picture perspective where individual trees are in focus, and dealing with them one by one is the action. Strategy focuses on the big picture of the entire forest, and whether to preserve it, slaughter it, or something in between.

Got it? 

Good.

Me, I’m just as lost as ever.

Where was I?

Oh.  Yeah.  Believe it or not, this all has to do with what the Queen of Swords would tell us about our day, and possibly our future.

As I always say to my clients,

I love the Queen of Swords.  If anyone ever crosses her, she doesn’t get mad.  She just has them beheaded.  ‘Nothing personal,’ she’ll say.  

(That is a tactic to eliminate an obstacle.  The strategy behind the tactic is to ensure that her reputation will precede her and scare the hell out of those who might think to oppose her.)

The Queen is a master of BOTH strategy and tactics, and so that is what you are being asked to explore within yourself and your situation today.  She is intelligent, and may in fact be a scholar or have a strong scholarly bent, especially when circumstances dictate she mustShe will do what is necessary to learn what may be essential for her to succeed.  

So, if you need to learn something new beginning today, don’t resist.  Get started!  It will be worth your while.

Most importantly [at least as I have experienced this card in working with clients], if the Queen wants to get from point A to point B, she will take the time to clearly and accurately understand WHY she should do that (strategy), and determine every baby step necessary to move her from where she is to her goal (tactics).  Just as important, she will exert the will to hold herself to every single step.  She’ll take unexpected breaks if they come her way, but she’ll muster the grit to grind it out when necessary.

So be clear about

 

~ what you want,

~ why you want it,

~ the impact it will have on you and your world,

~ and what it will take to attain your goal. 

~ Learn what may be necessary to help you succeed.

~ Then put yourself on the path to your goal. 

~ And if anyone gets in your way, don’t take it personal. 

   Just have ’im beheaded

   [Ummm… I mean, just cut him out of the situation and move on.]

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  “This must be Thursday,” said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer, “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.” ~ Douglas Adams, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Today’s Weather:  Poe, with aerodynamic twizzlers

On This Date:  1429French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.

Also:  1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

Let’s see here…  Queen of Swords.  Joan of Arc.  Susan B. Anthony.  You think maybe June 18 has some major feminine energy going for it?  Use it, y’all!

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 17

June 16, 2009

Seven of Swords

The Sword in the Stone

 

As I asked when this card last turned  in early May, we all remember the story of the Sword in the stone, right? 

Well, sort of.  Maybe.  A bit.

What’s important for our understanding of the Seven of Swords is to know that the Arthurian legends contain two sword-in-the-stone stories.

This one takes place long after Arthur has become king, and involves the introduction of Galahad to the court of Camelot.  It’s been known and told with many variations.

Here’s the essence of the story as it has come to me in my own Shamanic journeying.

The Camelottish folk were all gathered for the Christian feast of Pentecost (or Whitsun) ~ the 49th/50th day after Easter) when they saw a huge red marble boulder come floating serenely down the river and up to Camelot dock, as it were.  Gleaming and protruding from said red marble boulder was an ornate sword so beautiful it had an aura of its own.

In some versions of the tale the rock is engraved with the words,

“This sword shall only be pulled out by the best of all knights.” 

Of course, pretty much every knight lined up to have a whack at it, jostling, grunting, bragging, swearing, betting, whooping, quietly discussing prostate remedies ~ about what you’d expect of that lot.

After they’d all had a go and failed, a new, unknown young fellow quietly walked up to the stone.  Without a word, a hesitation or a glance in any direction, he took hold of the sword and pulled it from the stone like light piercing shallow water, walked back up to the castle and took a seat at the Round Table.  

Thus was Galahad’s presence and nature made known to all, and thus did he rightfully sit in the Siege Perilous, a seat at the Round Table so strictly reserved that it was fatal to anyone else who sat in it.

Which brings us to the interpretation of the Seven of Swords.  [Finally, huh?] 

Traditional readings of this card are pretty down, with words like “dishonor,” “futility,” and “lone wolf” tossed about. 

I see exactly the opposite in this card, especially as it is portrayed in the Legend deck.  Anna- Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, by the way, sees it as betokening inspiration, enthusiasm, and the instilling of hope, faith and strength.

[Anybody out there NOT up for that?  If so… GET HELP!] 

When I work with a client and we turn this one up (and it’s amazing how often it shows up in the career section of a reading), I say,

Own your power. 

Own.

Your. 

Power. 

Own it WITHOUT EGO but also WITHOUT APOLOGY to anyone.  Be yourself.  Be who you really are.  And get going at it.”

The Seven of Swords indicates that it’s truly time for you to own your skills, abilities, gifts, potentials, intentions ~ your POWER ~ and let yourself begin to move in a new direction with new purpose.

 As we move into the summer season with all its magic, it is good to remember that we honor our creator and our planet by becoming more and more truly who we are for the highest and best of all.

Own your power.  No ego.  No apology.

Bright Blessings!

Quote for the Day:   Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.  ~ Carl Jung

 

         Today’s Weather :  Tuileries and espaliered mungojerries

On This Date: 1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate  Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

Also: 1579 – Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.

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.”

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 15

June 14, 2009

The Priestess

Nimue

 

Haven’t seen her since the first weekend of the New Year.  Good to have her here again.

In general, The Priestess is seen as a keeper of secrets, of ancient or arcane wisdom.

She is also known as a wielder of strong intuitive powers.  So, I suppose, this would be a good day to get a reading.  Or schedule one, anyway.  (Hint, y’all.  Hint!

Or, [if it wasn’t a Monday], this would be a superb day to go to the Art Museum and just hang out among the unsurpassably beautiful power objects from other times, places (and dimensions).  Basking in their amazing vibrations can be spiritually empowering, and just sitting with them can alter your state of consciousness as profoundly as purposeful meditation.  Try it.  You’ll see!

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees The Priestess as indicating inspiration and a powerful connection with the collective unconscious or world soul.  Also, astute psychic ability.  A good time for it, as we come into summer, you bet!

When this card turns up for a client, I usually offer something like,

The Priestess is an important role model.  She owns her magic and uses it for her benefit and for the good of those she loves

So, one of the critical questions that I often finding myself working through with clients is, “What IS your magic?”  You can’t own it if you haven’t even identified it and been willing to stake a claim to it.  

And don’t try to weenie out of the discussion by assuming I’m ONLY talking about Dumbledore-caliber ceremonial high magic. 

So: what IS YOUR magic? 

Is it a gift for healing from your hands or in your soothing voice? 

Is it a long-developed ability to coax amazing music from even the most beat-up old piano (or guitar, or flute, or djembe)?  

Is it a capacity to write clearly and with passion about things that would put the Supreme Court into a hundred year slumber? 

Is it the knack to lighten the mood of a tense meeting with a smile and an off-the-wall analogy? 

Is it a love for numbers that helps a not-for-profit manage its razor-thin budget?  

Is it a talent for teaching and inspiring? 

Is it an ability to grow moss in the desert or sell refrigerators to an Inuit?

What is your magic?  Hint: it’s what you love to do, and what lifts people around you when you do it; and it’s what allows them some hope and healing because you do it − even if you’re stuffed away in a cubbyhole somewhere.   

Know your magic.          (Know you’re magic!) 

Own your magic.            (Own you’re magic!) 

Do what’s necessary for you to be and feel inspired.  Then use your magic consciously to benefit yourself and others.

Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bright blessings, light and magic!          

Quote for the Day:  Nature is the true revelation of the Deity to man.  The nearest green field is the inspired page from which you may read all that it is needful for you to know.  ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Today’s Weather:  Squeaky; intentionally squirrely, with pooters

On This Date: 763 BCAssyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.  [I knew you’d wanna know.]

Also: 1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity. [And he’s still showing people the singe marks.] 

Tarot Card for the Day ~ June 14

June 14, 2009

Justice

Lady of the Lake

 

Alright.  Look.  This card showed up on the 5th.  That’s just nine days ago.  Do you really need me to run through this again?  

What do you mean that’s why I get the big bucks?  Delusional, are we?

Okay.  So.  For those of you who actually NEED an explanation about a card entitled Justice,  let’s just take a little look, shall we?

Most readers would say something to the effect that Justice betokens equity, “rightness,” and justice in the consequences of past actions.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, writes of the card delivering total honesty, just rewards, equal partnership and coming to agreement, among other things.

When Justice turns up for a client, I usually say something like,

“Regarding the situation, first of all, be sure you treat all justly – including and especially yourself

Work toward a truly equitable solution or situation.  

Don’t discount your needs and hopes, but neither may you let your goals be overbearing, overweening or overwhelming. 

Remember the ancient symbol of Justice is a scale weighing the balance of things. 

 So this is one of those cards that counsels,

 Do what is necessary to keep yourself in balance,

physically, emotionally, financially, etc.  And seek outcomes that are balanced, harmonious, bringing peace of mind to all.  And be confident such is possible.

Know what is just, equitable, honorable, hopeful and balanced.  Use that as your guide. Work firmly, calmly but directly toward that today.

 

Bright blessings!  

Quote for the day:    It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.    ~ Douglas Adams, from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Today’s Weather:  Auntie Wolfgang; horse chestnuts

And on this date: 1789 – Whisky distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Reverend Elijah Craig.  It is named Bourbon because Rev. Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

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