Archive for August 15th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 16

August 15, 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 gonna keep coming back till we all pay some attention to it. 



All RIGHTEEE 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!

Quote for the Day:  Good morning!  What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for four hundred thousand.  We must be in heaven, man!  There’s always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area.  ~ Wavy Gravy at Woodstock 

Today’s Weather: Galangal gastropod sabayon; tutti frutti!

On This Date:  1896Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.  [Thousands are mistaken for members of the Grateful Dead, Santana and Canned Heat.]

Also:  1962 – Pete Best replaced by Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) as drummer for The Beatles. [Seven years later they will not play at Woodstock.]

And: 1977Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll dies from a drug overdose in his home in Graceland at age 42. [Never played Woodstock.]

Another Quote:  Doesn’t David Crosby look like Ben Franklin f***ed a walrus? ~ Bobcat Goldthwaite [Sorry.  Couldn’t help meself.]