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Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 13

July 12, 2009

Six of Spears

The Return of Ambrosius

A card last seen toward the end of March.

As I said last time this card showed up for the Blog, it’s one that requires a Nealio’s fracturized faerystory version of the legend behind the card.  That will help you understand my interpretation of the Six of Spears, which – as usual – varies a touch from the norm.

By the way, my intuition-based recounting of the story of Ambrosius also varies a tad from anybody else’s, historical or otherwise. 

So, gae we noo taegether, aye.  Or some stuff  like that.

Just as Arthur had to deal with a rebellion of the lesser kings at the start of his reign, and Arthur’s father Uther had to deal with a rebellion of the lesser kings at the start of that reign, Arthur’s uncle Ambrosius had problems at the start of his reign.

But Ambrosius was literally overpowered and driven out of Britain, over to Brittany in France.  And the people who stole Britain from him were a bunch of real slimebuckets (I believe that’s a French term), you bet!

Now, that made our guy Ambrosius a King in Exile, which could be a pretty cushy life.  Small but scenic and well appointed castle, nice lands, good hunting, splendid French wines − there could be a real temptation to just put your feet up, marry or tarry with  a French princess, become a courtier and suck down the oysters of life, washing them down with champagne.

Not for Ambrosius. 

He gathered, from ALL around the world, the finest strategists, armorers, teachers, alchemists, trainers, soldiers, etc., etc., etc. and put them all to work for him, on him, on his forces and on his hopes.  So that, after a while, it became generally acknowledged that he had the finest army, guided by the finest advisors, in the world. 

Then, in his own chosen time, he and his army went back across the English Channel and literally blew through the opposing forces like wind through a cane break. 

Which brings me to the card.  (Yeah.  Finally.)

To most readers, the Six of Spears betokens a victor triumphing, or great and important news.    Others see it as the final, finishing touches on a long project, or perhaps a surrender by the competition.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees this card as a well-earned victory, change for the better, and “passing through a gateway to a new era.”

I won’t go against any of those interpretations.  I could all use a touch of that lately, couldn’t you?

But to me, Six of Spears represents utter, total complete victory after what seemed to be utter defeat.

And the victory comes, not instantly, but after careful planning and the marshalling of THE BEST people who can help make the desired success and/or reversal of fortune possible.  (That means you’re not SUPPOSED to try to handle it all-by-yerself-alone!  But don’t settle for help from any doofus who happens to wander by with a card that says $$Consultant $$ either!)

So, what IS the seeming defeat that you would turn into a victory FOR THE HIGHEST AND BEST? 

Who are the




consultants (good ones!),






spiritual directors


who would be THE BEST to help you take back what seems lost? 

What must you do to involve them in your cause?  And what can you do to start on that today?  Go!  Go! Go!!!

Bright blessings and victory that is for the Highest and Best!

Quote for the day:  Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.   ~ Robert F. Kennedy

Today’s Weather:  Incandevanescent; bright soaring toodles.

On This Date: 1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.

Also: 100 BCJulius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is born.

And: 1946Cheech Marin, American actor, arts patron and stoner icon, is born.

And: 1793Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary, dies.

[A bit of history, a la Marat/Sade:   &

[Brilliant theater, worth a watch, but a bit way-long for some. (skip to 1:50 in the first, if you like).  And probably not a breakfast booster unless you love theater of the absurd.] 

 I once played Jaques Roux.