Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 7

Four of Swords

Isolt of the White Hands

I know this card showed up less than a month ago, but boy can I use it today.  There are few pleasures in life quite so likely to make one want to aim a small but potent missile at an exotic part of the world as working over the phone for a couple of hours to get one’s PC back from death’s door.

To steal a line from Sir Terry Pratchett, “I don’t know about you, but I could murder a curry.”

The Four of Swords is a card of respite and recovery.  It speaks of moving from a stressful environment to a place of safety, calm and comfort.

Some readers find that this card speaks of solitude or hermit’s repose.  Others see it as predicting renewal.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds such things as healing, gentle soul searching, convalescing and regaining strength and direction in this card.  [Maybe I WILL look into sending the daily card by carrier pigeon.]

 To me, the Four of Swords says:

“Now!  Today!  Make a mini-retreat!  Give yourself time and space to rest, recharge, recuperate.  As Anna-Marie Ferguson also says, this card recommends you leave a stressful, chaotic situation in order to clear the mind and reevaluate plans ~  so you can refine your sense of where you actually want to go!

Please be sure to carve out at least an hour, if not most of the day, to just be at peace, take it easy, do what’s comfortable and healing as you let the river (and pretty much everything else) flow by.  [Me?  I’m prob’ly gonna stay away from sharp objects for a day or two.  And sledge hammers.]

Bright blessings, peace, calm and healing!

Quote for the Day:  “It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”  ~Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, from Good Omens   

Today’s Weather: Mondo marshmallow.  Duckwalk all the way!

On This Date:  1763– George III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements  [Only one of his many fabulous sucesses!]


I got a question.  How could Neil Gaiman ~~ Neil Freaking Gaiman! ~~ come to town for a free talk and not have his remarks written up in the alleged major daily newspaper?



5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 7”

  1. Heather Says:

    Because the ‘alleged’ daily newspaper writers probably never heard of the Great Giaman, and thus were absurdly unawares of his presence. Or there just wasn’t enough death & destruction at his talk to warrant a write-up.


    So, did you get to go? Was it good?

  2. Linda Says:

    Hey Neal!!!

    I hope that you went to his talk and you had a WONDERFUL time!!!

    I hope you share the experience if you did!

    Have a GREAT day!!!!!!!

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    A GREAT quote by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett — “…people being fundamentally people.” Hmm…no I did know Neil Gaiman was in town.

    I hope you have a day of retreat, of peace, calm and healing…and that you don’t have to deal with the folks in exotic lands who “help” with PC pro’lems for a long time. And, yes, please stay ‘way from sharp objects for a while. They cause trouble.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  4. shamanspath Says:

    1. Agreed.
    2. Didn’t get to go.
    3. Sigh.

  5. shamanspath Says:


    But thanks.



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