Archive for July 7th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 8

July 7, 2009

The Lovers

Gareth & Lyones

We last saw this card toward the end of May.  At that point I must have been having quite the interesting time, because I said

You know it’s been one of those days when the card that comes up is The Lovers and the only thing that comes into your mind is:

 Morticia & Gomez?

Anyway, as I have said before when this card turned up, if you REALLY need to know what The Lovers portends as a daily card, you more ’n likely need greater, deeper and more intensive help than I can provide.  Nevertheless…  

Some readers see this card as a harbinger of attraction, love, beauty, and trials overcome.  Others believe it speaks of fidelity.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds lots of wonderful things in this card, among them the blossoming of a valuable and balanced relationship or a connection on a higher level.  

So yes, The Lovers is at the very least the card of a good, solid, balanced, loving relationship − one that is comfortable, open and committed, if not necessarily intimate.  Platonic will, in fact, do very nicely. 

When I work with clients and this card comes up, I tell them they are being guided to look for perfect partnerships in whatever areas of life they may be asking about. 

And I remind them to bear in mind that partnerships are not just about people. 

A perfect partnership can be the right romantic partner at the right time, certainly.

But it can also be

~ the right working relationship (boss or assistant) or

~ the right work,

~ the right client(s),

~ the right doctor,

~ the right book,

~ the right business location,

~ the right prayer,

~ the right meditative practice,

~ the right sacred space ,

~ the right Springer spaniel puppy or even

~ the right Tarot reader [This advert brought to you by the committee to keep Neal out of debtor’s prison.  Ima Shyster, Secretary.]

So when you have choices to make today, AND in the foreseeable future, look for PERFECT partnership.  You deserve it, and you should not settle for less.

Bright and perfect blessings!

Quote for the day:   It can hardly be coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, “As pretty as an airport.” ~ Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Today’s Weather:   Westerly flamarions; noodleby kraftswobblers.

On This Date: 1663Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island. [There goes the neighborhood.]

And: 1853 – Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay. [There goes the neighborhood.]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 7

July 7, 2009

Ace of Swords

Sword of Strange Hangings

This was the very first daily Tarot card which turned up for this blog.  And it’s a good card to learn from at this time of year [or any time, really.]

All RIGHT now, boys and girls, ALL TOGETHER NOW:

Aces in any Tarot deck are cards of a new beginning.


~ How can you (how do you need to) begin your life anew, today, right now?

~ What changes can you begin, even in ways that may seem small? 

~ What potentials can you believe in, hope for, reach for and remember?

When the Ace of Swords comes up in a reading, I tell the client,

“Your new beginning has to do with going on an adventure, of giving yourself permission to go after something that really sets your heart and soul on fire. 

Please understand, if you undertake this quest, it very well may involve the release of some element of your life that no longer serves you

Should you find that to be the case, strive to let the release be as quick and clean as possible, a very skillful surgery.”

I’ll stand by that set of interpretations. 

But as I’ve worked with clients who have had this card come up, I’ve also come to perceive that the adventure, the new beginning and the release tend to have an aspect of destiny to them: we often find that the person has reached a point where they must make some choices to move forward in order to evolve as their life offers them the potential to do. 

And what I often see is, in doing so, they do very well to remember that even big changes can be initiated and made without creating negative karma

By the way, I have also found that this card betokens a positive outcome for skillfully undertaken literal surgery. 

(And for some people, the adventure they decide to go on, and the “surgery” of the release they decide to make, can lead to a profound healing of the romantic side of life as well.)

What is your new beginning?  What adventure does your destiny call you to beginning today?  What may you be called to release?  Undertake your quest in a way that is firm yet considerate of the law:

What Goes Around Comes Around  

Bright blessings and joyous adventures!

[Note:  There is a Full Moon in Capricorn at 5:21 am EDT followed by a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 5:39 am EDT.  For info about what this means to you today, please see ]

Quote for the Day:  We love because it’s the only true adventure. ~ Nikki Giovanni 

Today’s Weather: Ruptured bean-shìdh with scary biscuits.

On This Date:  1456 – A retrial acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.   [“Gee.  Thanks guys.” ~ Joan]

Also:  1928Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It is described as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.”