Archive for August, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 22

August 21, 2009

The Lovers

Gareth & Lyones

This card last turned for us just about two weeks ago.  And what an absolutely perfect card for my dear friends Catherine and Ryan, who will be tying the knot at about 5 this evening!  Blessings, Dears!  The cards, they say, “Lookin’ good!”

Anyway, as I have said before when this card turned up, if you REALLY need to know what The Lovers portends as a card-for-the-day, 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.  [Nice.]  Others believe it speaks of fidelity.  [Good.]

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. [Really good!]

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.

 Like Morticia & Gomez.    

 

 

Or maybe even 

Jay & Silent Bob. 

 Just kidding.  Really.

But it can also be

~ the right working relationship (boss or assistant) or

~ the right work,

~ the right opportunity,

~ 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

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!  Especially for Catherine & Ryan!

Quote for the day:   Nanny Ogg never did any housework herself, but she was the cause of housework in other people.  ~ Terry Pratchett, from Lords and Ladies [Very useful insight for the new bride, y’know!]

Today’s Weather:   Shamanic psychrometers; minor biscuited furrybounders.

On This Date: 565St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

And: 1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 21

August 20, 2009

The Tower

Vortigern’s Fortress

Okay-swell.  [Sigh.] 

This is definitely one of those OhBugger! kinda cards, at least by its appearance.  

It’s one of those cards for which − by my interpretation, which veers a good piece from the norm − I’m supposed to tell you, “Ah, yes, yes, yes.  Don’t jump to conclusions, or off bridges.  Really significant opportunities for growth here.” 

Remember the teachers (from High School Math types to your skating coach to Ram Das to Sai Baba) who have said that?  It always really means, “Get ready for some work!” Even I must admit that. 

Well, assume that’s the case here.  Maybe so.  But with this card, it’s also a matter of IMPORTANT work that will be worth your time and attention for sure.   Hard work, maybe, but SO VERY valuable.

Now, The Tower isn’t a dire card, at least not as I’ve been given to understand it – intuitively and through my experience with clients. 

But when my clients see it as it’s depicted in the Legend deck − a huge red dragon fighting a ginormous white one, completely destroying a massive royal fortress in the process – it sort of makes them go, “Eeep,” if not  “Holy something,” suck in their breath,  swallow hard and say, “I give up.” Not necessary.

So what’s my understanding of the card and what it offers?  I usually say something like:

“Okay, I know it looks scary, dragons fighting, castles blown to bits.  But really, it’s positive.

“No, REALLY!

“The card is asking you examine yourself, your dreams and your being. 

“It’s saying, ‘Hey.  Stop for a minute.  Look at your life.  Think about it for a minute.  

“If you take your life down to its foundation, down to what’s REALLY important, what’s really essential to the you that is really you, then WHAT ISTHAT TRUE FOUNDATION?  Who are you?  What are you?  What is it that you really have to build upon, and wish to build upon, this time around?  And, by the way, what will you build upon it?’”

This evaluation should be applied to every area of significance in your life, particularly those in which you’re experiencing some transition.  (Or wobble.  Or outright caving in.)

What is the true foundation – for YOU:

What is the true foundation of career?

What is the true foundation of family?

What is the true foundation of relationships – of each and every kind, from the most intimate and powerful to minor friendships to the bagger at the grocery store?

What is the true foundation of joy?

What is the true foundation of spiritual connectedness?

What is the true foundation of physical health?

What is the true foundation of emotional health?

What is the true foundation of creativity?

What is the true foundation of home?

What is the true foundation of beauty?

And so on, all through the entire list: everything on your own personal list of areas of your life that are important to you. 

What IS the true foundation for YOU?

Once you know what your various true foundations are, then you can determine what you’d like to build upon them, how you want to do it, and what the best way is to go about it. 

And it’s perfectly okay if what you wish to build changes.  It can be a villa one week, a pagoda the next, a log cabin sometime next month and a fairy castle sometime after that.  So long as you know what your foundations are, and honor them, then what you are about building is and will be perfect.

What are your foundations in each area of your being?  How can you be mindful of them?  How can you stay mindful of them?  What do you wish to build upon them?  How can you begin today?  

Bright blessings and a deep, happy, helpful knowing of yourself!

Quote for the Day:

…see the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn’t really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars,…and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures.  ~ Jack Kerouac, from The Dharma Bums [Well.  Maybe another time.]

 

Today’s Weather:  Mesosphere marsalla.  Taj mahone.

On This Date: 1879 – The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.

Another Quote:  “Come on down, Christ and Moses.  Come on down!”  ~ Lenny Bruce

Tarot Card, August 20

August 19, 2009

The Universe

The Giants’ Dance

Saw this one a couple months ago.  And it’s absolutely one of the most glorious, hope-filled positive cards in the deck, so PLEASE know that such energy is available to and for you today.  Don’t waste the vibe by talking yourself out of what may be! 

The card in the Legend deck pictures a Goddess/dancer moving ecstatically free under the stars within Stonehenge (the Giants’ Dance, as it was once known).  Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the deck, finds this card to be a harbinger of liberation, the attainment of a long-sought goal, and the culmination of events, efforts and experiences from the past.

Some readers find assured success, emigration and a change of place to be in this card.  Others see a promise that the querent – the person having the reading done − will become all that she or he can IF they are confident enough.  [Need me to repeat that for ya?  You will become all you can IF you are confident enough! As I sometimes say in my readings, remember:  you’re never too old to become a Mouseketeer.] 

When this card comes up, I ask clients:

What would dancing free under the stars be for you? 

What would give you that sense of

freedom,  

security,

elation,  

ecstasy,

connection to beautiful and eternal and renewing Source and its most healing , empowering rhythms? 

Now:

what can you do

and

what will you do

to begin to give that to yourself?  NOW! 

The Universe is your oyster.  It will give you back your fondest wishes, if you will be clear within yourself about those wishes, be true to those wishes, hold them close moment by moment, and honor them.

In our daily lives, we very often become wrapped up in the seeming necessities of the moment.  We lose track of our more profound, more eternal and inspiring hopes, wishes, beliefs − and powers. 

So, starting today, reconnect with that higher, more hopeful vision of yourself and your life.

KNOW that you have all that is necessary to bring it into being. 

This is a card of successful completion, harmony and lasting happiness. 

Believe!

Bright blessings!

 (Please share this card with someone who needs a little boost today.)

Quote for the day: America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. ~ Oscar Wilde

Today’s Weather:  Fiddleheads, meteors, violas and cockerels.  So, a late summer Elizabethan kinda thing over there.   ҉

On This Date:  1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.  [Talk about optimism.]

 And: 1890H. P. Lovecraft, American writer is born.

Tarot Card for the Day, August 19

August 18, 2009

Nine of Cups

The Healing of the Maimed King

Last saw this card in mid-May.

This is one of those cards that reminds me that, whenever I encounter a card that I consider particularly powerful or personally important, I have to actually

hold the spirit of the card for a while,

remember what it directs me to do, and

get to work on doing it, NOW! 

Sometimes the old chestnuts are old chestnuts because they actually have something valuable to consider, like “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” 

[Unless you’re an author.  Then, according to Stephen King, “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”]

The ORIGINAL version of the quotation brings up a situation I sometimes experience with clients and certainly within myself − I expect almost all of us get caught in this, at one time or another: 

It’s a wonderful thing to get a reading

~ that validates your most positive beliefs about yourself,

~ that indicates your dearest hopes and dreams are worthy of pursuing

~ and are in fact achievable by you,

~ and maybe even gives you some direction to follow to help make it happen.

But what then? 

 

So often, I see clients

~ receive that kind of validation, hope and direction

~ walk out of our session on a cloud

~ and then dive back into their lives

~ in exactly the same way with exactly the same focus

~ as though the reading had never occurred.

Then in a few months or a year, they come back for another reading, wondering what happened?

D’Oh!!!

So, you see, the point is to

~ get the information and then

~ to reconnect with it CONSCIOUSLY 

~ to attend to it regularly

~ because it is trying to offer you

~ a path to begin to change your life FOR THE BETTER

~ which you probably won’t do

~ if you start out by saying

~ “Great stuff.  Great stuff!  I’ll get to it later!

[Are these colors making you woozy yet?  You should have seen the first two choices!]

So, as you read the information about the card, please take a moment to remember that you actually DO need to begin to do something with it now

Or VERY soon, you ask? 

D’Oh!!!

Okay.  Okay.  The card.  The card.  Drink your coffee.  Or Bushmills.  It’s comin’.

I’ve blogged about this card before, and what I said then is − it’s an absolutely positive card in every way. 

For me, the nines in any Tarot deck indicate a very near completion of a cycle and/or the first stirrings of moving into a new cycle, a new great opportunity, a new realm.

When I turn the Nine of Cups for a client, I find that it promises a clear and profound opportunity for the full and final healing of old, poisonous wounds, provided the person will believe in it, reach out for and be open to it

The card betokens kindness, generosity, hope and wisdom.  It is a card of achievement, success, emotional well-being

And it is important to remember that your achievement, success and emotional well-being will derive from your kindness, generosity, hope and wisdom.  Always.

This card portends the dawn of beautiful dreams.  And so make them dreams worthy of sharing with those you love, and with those who are in need of the light of a better dream to guide them.

Because the Arthurian story of the Healing of the Maimed King involves a sacred healing and ceremony performed by Galahad, Percivale and Bors, three of the greatest, purest knights, this card can also speak of an effective team working well toward a common and perhaps even sacred goal

Seek that.  Find it.  If necessary, create it.

So GO FOR IT!  Even better, LET YOURSELF RECEIVE IT!

One last thing.  I have written this about the Nine of Cups:

I’m reminded of a wonderful recorded talk I heard by the spiritual teacher Bo Lozoff.  At one point he said something like, “There are two things that are true.  We’re all going to die.  And we’re all saved.” 

It’s the “We’re all saved” part of the Nine of Cups that I’d like you to focus on right now – especially at the beginning of what could be a magnificently hopeful and healing time, if we all will it so, every day.

In our true, ultimate spiritual reality, everything is forgiven.  Everything is healed.  Everything is blessed.  Everything is perfect.  Already. 

So if that’s the case, why not give yourself permission to know yourself as the beloved, complete, perfect vessel of Light you are? Then operate from the goodness inherent in the nature of THAT being

Can you imagine what our world would be if YOU did?  Try it for a while.  I think you’ll really like it.  I think you’ll see it’s who you REALLY are!

Let the old wounds heal.  Open to a beautiful new beginning. Believe in generosity and kindness as your just desert.  Give likewise to others in their hope and healing.  And know yourself and give of and from yourself as the beautiful being of LIGHT you have always been.

Bright blessings, light, hope and healing!! 

Quote for the Day: You must be the change you want to see in the world.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s Weather:   Flossy sedge wicks leading to persistent antistrophe.

On This Date: 1692Salem witch trials: in Salem, Mass., Province of Massachusetts Bay five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft. [Lest we forget.]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 18

August 17, 2009

The Hermit

Lancelot in Exile

Saw this card just a couple of weeks ago, we did.  Time to pay attention then, ennit?

 As I’ve said before when this card came up:

This would be a good time to remember that

~ each Tarot card has many facets to its meaning and

~ it can be important to tease out as many of the meanings

   as you can for yourself

~ including meanings that seems to contradict themselves (they often do)

~ to get a sense of what you might need to be aware of on any given day

Is that sufficiently unclear?

Okay, let’s try it from another perspective.

There are lots of different Yous going on during even a single morning, let alone a whole day, a whole career, etc. 

Although you perceive yourself to be pretty much the same from morning till night, and day in and day out,

~ You’re likely a very different person with the paper boy who leaves your paper perfectly where you want it, now that it weighs almost nothing [you remember what a newspaper is, don’t you?]

~ than you are with the cats who keep lovingly flopping on the obits as you review them to be sure you’re not there. 

~ And you’re a different person with them than you are with the partner who always manages to flush just as you’re rinsing shampoo out of your hair. 

~ And you’re different with her/him than you are with that whiney but important client who demands that you see her half an hour earlier than anybody else ever does (and always shows up 40+ minutes late and blames you for having your office where you do)

~ or the lovely but dotty neighbor who always drives a bit over the edge of your lawn but gives you potted plants and flowers once a quarter in apology [that would be me]

~ and the other neighbor who is wonderful but keeps throwing peasants out for the werewolves, who grab them and eat them on (and leave doodies and peasant shells all over) your porch

See?  LOTS of different Yous.

And that’s not even on a day fraught with emotional charge, elevated hopes, escalated fears, fat, sugar and alcohol, like most holidays.    

So what does that have to do with The Hermit? 

Wait.  

Wait.

I’m thinkin’ on it!

Wait.

Oyeah.

Here.. 

As I’ve said before, you’d assume a card with a name like The Hermit would be pretty self-evident in its meaning, right?

Well, sort of.  For once.   In this case, anyway.  I mean, if you’ve been aching for some alone time away from the madding crowd to recuperate, get grounded and centered, this is definitely your card of permission in that regard.  [So, yeah, you can tell your boss it was all Neal’s fault you didn’t show for mandatory fun with your coworkers at the company picnic and auto-da-fe today.]  But be sure to create and take advantage of favorable energies if you let yourself have the time and space this way.  It will be valuable and helpful.

But the more specific applicability of The Hermit on any given day is that, when this card shows up in a reading, I’m most likely to say to a client,

Ah.  Yes.  Hermit.

“It’s time to go really deep within yourself and do some much needed soul-searching. 

“The intent will be to find the pure and beautiful light within you, acknowledge it, engage it, and begin bringing it out as a gift to and a healing for the world.” 

Please see whether you don’t really resonate to that aspect of the card today.  In fact, go out of your way to try to resonate with it.  It’ll help you get through the day.  And your vibe will probably help everyone else in the process.

By the way, this card can also indicate a meeting with a wise person.  So don’t let that slip by if you perceive a likely opportunity.   [Like hiring me for a reading?]

Find your light.  Shine it in the world. 

Bright BRIGHT Blessings!

Quote for the day:   Hermits have no peer pressure. ~ Steven Wright  

Today’s Weather:  Sablefish tacoriconi.  Lapsed doodles.

On This Date: 293 BC – The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded.

And: 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.  [Coincidence?  I think NOT!]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 17

August 16, 2009

Queen of Cups

Britannia

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

Even so, What A Great Card! 

Most readers respond to this card by predicting things like happiness, pleasure, or 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

 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:        We are stardust 

                                                   We are golden

                                                   We are caught in the devil’s bargain

                                                   And we’ve got to get ourselves

                                                   Back to the garden.

                                                                   ~ Joni Mitchell [& C,S&N]

Today’s Weather:  Stripling cannae; salicorn glassworts with occasional borks.

On This Date:  1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage.  [Nixon blames it on Woodstock.]

And: 1786Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier is born.  [Is later mistaken for a Crosby, Stills & Nash roadie at Woodtock.]  

Another Quote:  “…and blah blah woof woof, on down the line.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

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. 

Right?

Right!

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

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

Therefore:

~ 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.]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 15

August 14, 2009

The Dragon

Symbol of the Pendragon Kings

Wow!  A card that has never appeared on this blog before.  And one that does not exist in any other Tarot deck!

Okay.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I guess I should say that, in some decks, an extra card − beyond those in a standard Tarot deck – would probably be treated like the Joker in a deck of playing cards.  Well, not this card.  Not in this deck.

The card portrays a beautiful, winged dragon holding a scepter.  He is surrounded by apple blossoms − apples are a Celtic symbol of immortality, a nod to the “King who was and is to be.”

So listen up [lookee here, whatever], because this is a very, very important card.

It promises

Happiness

Hope

Health

Wealth

Peace

Power

                    IF YOU OWN YOUR POWER!

Regular visitors to this blog know there are several cards which betoken power struggles or owning power and ability in specific ways.

Today’s card says Hey!  You!  Everything you could hope for!  All that is good and kind and loving that you could wish!  It will ALL be yours, fully, joyfully, healthily

                     IF YOU OWN YOUR POWER!

So, today:  Spend some time dreamweaving what your life would be like if everything were absolutely, totally, perfectly the way you always wished it would be. 

Where would you live? 

How would you live? 

Who would you hang out with? 

What would you give to the world? 

Who would you be?

Why?

NOW… 

How do you need to more fully

Believe in yourself?

Believe in your ability to create what you’ve always longed for?

Own your power to create it fully in the ways you’ve dreamed?

DO IT!

DON’T WAIT!

DO IT NOW!

 

                         OWN YOUR POWER!

 

Brightest, BRIGHTEST blessings!

Quote for the Day: 

We are stardust       

We are golden

And we’ve got to get ourselves

Back to the garden.  ~ Joni Mitchell   

Today’s Weather:  Zephyrous valorous babelicious wonder.

On This Date:         1969 – Woodstock.  Duh.                

And:                              1945 – World War II: Victory over Japan DayJapan surrenders. [A certain irony, no?]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 14

August 14, 2009

King of Shields

Uther

As those of you who were with the blog in mid-April − the last time this card showed up − know, the King of Shields is what I call the card of the Good King.

This is the king who really knows what’s going on in his kingdom − how the crops in every county are doing (if not how every farmer is doing), what his knights are up to (and what they should be up to), the state of repair of the entire kingdom’s major walls, bridges and roads, etc. 

He’s perfectly comfortable in the limelight, although he does not seek it for himself and does not miss it when it isn’t on him. 

He is simply the good king who understands that his mission is to take care of his kingdom and take care of his subjects so that they generally can take care of themselves.

The hard lesson he has learned is that there will always be more things asked of him than he can possibly fulfill, more things in need of attention than he can possibly do, even by delegating. 

He has, therefore, come to understand and be comfortable with the necessity of allocating his resources, caring and effort in such a way as will provide the greatest return and benefit to himself and especially to his people. 

In his realm, it ISN’T the squeakiest wheel that gets the grease; it’s the wheel whose repair is most significant and valuable to him, his people and his land.

So, beginning today, how can you come to understand better the myriad workings of your kingdom

What, in fact, IS your kingdom?  And how do you need to give yourself − in a functional, practical way − permission to attend to that which is really MOST IMPORTANT rather than that which seems MOST URGENT (or most annoying) in order to keep your kingdom’s balance, harmony and prosperity at the forefront of your rule? 

What do you need to let go of, or let go fallow, or let go to hell, for that matter, in order for the stuff you truly came here to do to get done and get done well?  

So ask yourself, “What is really important?  Now how do I attend to that?”

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day: As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.  ~ Neil Young

Today’s Weather: Counterpoised redundiatos; Guinnessalli gallivants.

 On This Date : 2003Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

 And: 1851Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist is born.

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 13

August 12, 2009

Page of Cups

The Salmon

We haven’t seen this fellow since Juneteenth.  And he comes directly after the Page of Shields from yesterday.  So [altogether now] I guess it must be time to turn a new Page.  ArkArkArkArk! [Makes ya wanna go back to reading Dear Abby in the morning, don’t it?]

Anyway, in Celtic legend, Salmon was considered the wisest of all creatures.  It dwelt in a great well overhung by the Hazel, the tree of knowledge.  As the fruit (hazel nuts) of the tree dropped into the well, Salmon ate them and grew greater and deeper in wisdom.

When this card shows up for a client, I share about the legend and then say something like,

“So, first of all, this card is a call to find meaningful opportunities to seek wisdom and increase your knowledge – scholarly pursuits may be perfect just now.  So get started on that immediately if  you feel some call to do so. 

“Beyond that, Page of Cups is a card of creativity.  So be prepared to explore how you may begin or expand creative projects starting today.   

“And in many traditions, fish represents spirituality.  Salmon is one of the only creatures on the Earth who returns to its place of  birth to procreate.  So this card speaks of a primal, powerful drive toward reconnection with Source − with the Divine, with Ultimate Reality, whatever name you choose to give to it.”

Some readers find the Page of Cups represents

a fair young person,

meditation,

an imaginative, reflective, inspiring friend

So if any of these pop up in meaningful ways today, eagerly accept the gifts they bring.        

Know the wisdom you seek.   

Begin or ramp up your search now.

Give your creativity more free play in your life.

Open to very solid and inspiring reconnection with Source in beautiful, meaningful, transcendent ways.

DO IT TODAY.

DO IT TODAY.

DO IT TODAY.

Bright blessings, grace and peace!

Quote for the Day:   Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?  ~ Picasso

And:  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.  ~ Picasso

Today’s Weather:  Slithey gorbogglers; estimable qua fortescues.

On This Date:  3114 BC – According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.  [Dude!]                      

And:  1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.

And: 1860Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter is born.

And: 586Radegund, consort of Clotaire I of Merovingian Gaul, dies. [You shall not be forgotten!]

Happy Birthday Judy!