Tarot Card for the Day ~ September 5

The Tower

Vortigern’s Fortress

Now really, my babies-my babies.  When a card like this shows up twice within about two weeks, it means that we are really not paying very close attention.

What?  Does it mean that I am really not paying very close attention?

We’re not talking about me, we’re talking about you!

Jeeez-a-lee!  The nerve of some Light Seekers! 

Anyway, this is definitely another 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.  Don’t leap 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 to even Prez Obama) who have said that?  It always really means, “Get ready for some work!”  Even I must admit that. 

Well, so, maybe that’s the case here.  Maybe.  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 [St. Swithin],” suck in their breath,  swallow hard and say, “I give up.”

So what’s different about 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.


“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: Tarot Card readers have slashed their prices 60%, according to Business Insider, as are cocaine dealers in New York City. “Delivering cocaine was once a thriving business in New York City during the boom years,” Business Insider reports. “But ever since the financial markets went haywire last autumn, business is not so good for the coke dealers.”  ~ Eric Fry, from Agora Financial’s “Rude Awakening”  (http://www.agorafinancial.com/afrude)  [Hah!  Fortunately for me, Ah rais-ed mah prices bah 75% before zee haywire of zee markets.  Hah!  Hah hah!  Sigh.]

Today’s Weather:  Prepare to repel durable cheeses.  Wonka de Ville. 

On This Date: 1698 – In an effort to move his people away from archaic customs, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards.  [Yo!  ZZ Top!]



2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ September 5”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Having been a practicing Catholic for many decades, I suppose I considered my religion my foundation. Yesterday I attended a funeral mass for the father of a dear friend. Again I was reminded that Catholitism is no longer my foundation; a metaphysical spirituality would more aptly describe my current penchant.

    I must have been thinking during the night that I no longer have a “religion”, for I woke up thinking “Joy is my religion.” It feels good to state that — Joy is my religion, my foundation.

    Perhaps next time I am required to fill out some type of information that asks for my religion, I will simply write in ”Joy”.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful idea to me!

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