Tarot Card for the Day ~ September 26


Ace of Shields

Avalach’s Shield

Haven’t seen this card since before the Summer Solstice.  And it’s a card that has come up a couple times in key places for clients this week.  So pay attention, y’all!

As those of you who have worked with me will remember, Aces in any Tarot deck  are cards of a new beginning.  So, that being the case,

~ How can you − how do you need tobegin your life anew, today, this moment?

~ What changes can you begin, even in small ways? 

~ What potentials can you believe in, hope for, reach for and remember?

And you can expect The Universe will keep giving you situations that ask that kinda question until you all remember to ask it alla tyme by yerownseff!

And now, back to the Ace of Shields.

According to legend, Avalach was a “heathen” king, befriended and converted to Christianity by Joseph of Arimathea, carrier of the Holy Grail into Britain.

Avalach’s shield was known to have miraculous powers of protection and healing.  For hundreds of years it stayed in an abbey waiting for Galahad, the world’s greatest and purest knight − its ultimate  and final bearer, to come and take it up.

Most readers would likely indicate that this card signifies things like PERFECT contentment, felicity, even ecstasy, and perhaps gold.  Not bad, say I!

 Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds the Ace of Shields to be a card of treasures, prosperity, making great gains, but also of enrichment of the spirit.  Yes!  Yes! Yes! 

 When I work with a client and this card comes up, I look deep into the card, which is beautifully illustrated, depicting a mask of The Green Man above a Camelottish Knight’s shield upon which is worked a large golden cross.  The mask and shield are mounted on a wall; below them, incense, or perhaps oak leaves, burn on a brazier, with all enfolded by an otherworldly light.  It’s a wonderfully mystical depiction.   

 I find that the card directs us to look for healing, growth and progress via mystical or spiritual means.  It suggests that we should be comfortable blending seemingly diverse spiritual paths in our process, just as the good sisters in Ireland pray to the Christian Saints, but leave tidbits and goodies in the garden to feed and engage the Leprechauns and other Fair Folk, finding no contradiction in this custom.

 So, look for and define YOUR new beginning.  Know that great gains and treasures are not beyond your reach.  And let a beautiful swirling and blending of spiritual paths guide you toward and support you in your wonderful new life!

 Brightest blessings!

Quote for the Day:    Any perception can connect us to reality properly and fully.  What we see doesn’t have to be pretty, particularly; we can appreciate anything that exists.  There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality.  Something living, something real, is taking place in everything. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,  Rinpoche

Today’s Weather:  Zephyrs, heifers, hasenpfeffers.  [True business!]  [And you might wanna try that as a power chant for the day!]

On This Date:  46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

And:  1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist is born.

And:  1820 – Daniel Boone, American frontiersman dies.



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