Archive for July 8th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 9

July 8, 2009

Queen of Cups

Britannia

First of all, let me say absolutely and without question, this is not about my friend David.

Even so, What A Great Card! 

Most readers respond to this card with info like happiness, pleasure, a good, fair, honest and devoted woman who will serve the querent − the person having the reading.  So if those things fit in with your needs, reach out for and receive them.  And if you encounter such a person, by all means engage her on your behalf.  Even if, as I said last time, she does sound a tad like a Labradoodle.  One reader speaks of finding this card to embody the nature of St. Clare − the founder of the Poor Clares –  the feminine counterpart of St. Francis in that she embraced poverty, simplicity and service with great love and compassion for all.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees the Queen of Cups as many beautiful and wonderful things, including an Otherworldly woman with a wealth of artistic ability who trusts her psychic abilitiesAlso a poetic person of vision and intelligence.  So, by all means, EMBODY THOSE THINGS in yourself and your life.  

Britannia is the Spirit of the Land of Great Britain, and (in my interpretation of this card) reminds us that we bear an obligation of loyalty to our land, i.e.,  to our environment and all the creatures who continue to live among us, as well as to those we have displaced in our creation of “civilization.”

In working with clients over the years, I have also come to know the Queen of Cups as a card of compassion – especially compassion for the self

One of the most persistent pop psychology tenets of the 70s went something like, “You can’t reeeeelly love anyone else unless you love yourself first.” 

Well, I’ve found that this card says something like that. 

When it turns up for a client, I remind them that, whatever may be going on in their life, it would be well if the whole magilla were seen and understood through the perspective of compassionate contemplation. 

And that, just as important, it is necessary to be compassionate toward the self during times of stress or turmoil.  That way, we’ll be more likely to take care of ourselves well enough to be an appropriately compassionate helper to others if/when we are called to.

So:

Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

Bright blessings and a beautiful, gentle day!

Quote for the day:  For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart − then no problem!  ~ The Dalai Lama

Today’s Weather:  Startled carpals; eclipsing twinkies; smaug.   

On This Date:  1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

And:  1958Lituya Bay in Alaska is hit by a mega-tsunami.  The wave is recorded at 524 meters (1,720 feet) high, making it the largest wave in history.