Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 23

Page of Shields

The Badger

A card we’ve never seen before on the blog!  Which means I actually have to get off my duff [or sit on my duff, really] and write something.

Okay.  No puns about badgering the reader, please.

A typical reader might say something along the line that this card implies focused application, study or reflection.  They’d say something like, if you really concentrate on what’s important to you, right about now you’re in a position to achieve extraordinary results.  The implication is that you MUST put something extra in if you wish to get out what you really want.  

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds the card betokens such things as a tenacious, reliable person, and a hunger for knowledge, among other things.

In working with my clients, [and having encountered a badger just once in a meadow] this is what I usually say when this card turns up:

I truly love badger. Badger really gets down to it and digs in to get things done.  Badger prefers to be peaceable, a homebody of sorts who attends to the things that are necessary, the things that are important within the bounds of his or her own little kingdom.

And if you ever cross into badger’s territory without his or her express permission, there is no anger, no fuss.  Badger will simply tear off your leg, leave you in a heap and go on about business, easy-comfy-cozy.

So I suggest that my clients understand badger as a pretty useful role model where defining and holding boundaries is concerned, especially in our culture.  I haven’t ever had anyone NOT understand that, or comment that boundaries really weren’t an issue, thanks.

So, for today, focus and study well, if you perceive that’s what’s in order.  Get down to what’s REALLY important, and dig in to push that effort along.  Pay very close attention to defining healthy boundaries as YOU perceive and need them; then maintain and defend those boundaries fully for the highest and best of all.

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  Only one creature could have duplicated the expressions on their faces, and that would be a pigeon who has heard not only that Lord Nelson has got down off his column but has also been seen buying a 12-bore repeater and a box of cartridges. ~ Terry Pratchett, from Mort

Today’s Weather: Oscillating; knockoff minotauric episodes.

On This Date: Except for the creation of the United Province of Canada in 1840, lots of depressing stuff.  [No wonder it’s a card about setting boundaries.  On several levels.]

Like: 1992 – A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger [Yes. Him.], establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.  

Ach, Joey!


4 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 23”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Ah, boundaries. Not the easiest thing for a Cancer. But, yes, they are necessary.

    Related or not…..this year I’ve put more than the normal amount of effort into my veggie garden. It was looking lovely and promising. Yesterday morning I awoke to find that a deer had found it’s way to my fast-growing, just-starting-to-produce cucumber plants. I laughed. Never gave the deer a thought. The rabbits, yes. That’s why there’s a little chicken-wire fence.

    But this morning when even MORE of the cucumber plants were bitten off, I went to Lowe’s and bought some “deer netting”. We’ll see what happens. Perhaps I planted some cucumber seeds so the deer could eat this summer. That’s okay too. I think.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    It’s a good lesson, I guess. My brother essentially plants his garden based on what he’d like to feed the deer ~ or else he plants things that will be pretty but deer-proof.

    But no subgum Bambi, please.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    I like your brother’s mindset and approach. Thank you!

  4. shamanspath Says:


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