Archive for July 1st, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 2

July 1, 2009

Six of Shields

Castle of Maidens

Curb thy fevered brains, Python fanatics!  [And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’ll just have to get around to watching “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” sometime soon.]

Although the Arthurian Castle of Maidens story may have led to about the kind of scenes you’d have expected from the Pythons, the real legend − and the meaning of the card − is actually very good, very kind, very positive.  [And not kinky at all, even the least bit.]

Pretty much any reader will tell you that the Six of Shields betokens generosity, charitable acts and material gain.  Some might also indicate that it’s a sign that you will soon reach a position where you feel you can help others.  [Always good.]

In my readings, I’m often intuitively prompted to take the interpretation a bit farther and in a slightly different direction.  I’m likely to say something like:

Focus for a minute.

Let your inner vision move back and forth in time across your life. 

Something that is yours by right

that was lost or taken from you

will be restored to you in full. 

So today, right now, this moment let yourself attend to what that might be and how it can most happily be brought into being.   

This card can apply to many different aspects of life:

~ the artist who (thinks he) has lost his Muse

~ the investor who (fears she) has lost her basis

~ the manager who (believes he) has lost his artistry

~ the writer who (worries she) has lost her prosperity

It can even imply a return of misappropriated property, a renewal of a sundered relationship, or the reopening of a realm of hopefulness that seemed long gone.

So the important thing to do is − without bludgeoning yourself − scan your life and acknowledge what it is you fear has been lost, or what you have lost in fact.  Then let yourself understand that TODAY is the day you can renew that connection, revivify that dream, and reconnect with that hope. 

By the way, some readers feel that this card tells us to be attentive to the possibility of helpful intervention by/through positive masculine energy.  So keep an eye out for that.

Know what you would bring back to your life.  Know that this moment is the time when that renewal, that reconnection, that return, can begin.  Go from there!

Bright blessings, joy and light! 

Thought for the day: If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Today’s Weather:  Hippogryph; mendacious porpentine

On This Date: 1777Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.

Also: 1808 – Simon Fraser reaches the Pacific Ocean near New Westminster.  [Tells Mrs. Fraser he doesn’t need to stop for directions: they’ve gotta be near Toronto and will arrive any minute now.]