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Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 18

October 17, 2009

The Fool

Percivale

He’s Baaa-aaack, and after only a month or so. 

I’m always grateful this card has come around again, for prolly more reasons than I can count.  Sometimes I think this may be the most important card in the deck, for us and for the world in this time.  It is in fact the FIRST card in the deck, which should give you some idea of the weight it carries.

Just as important, it’s the antithesis to that state I see so often: folks lassoing their own private storm clouds, knotting them in place just above their heads and walking around beating themselves with a stick [or a riding crop, if budget permits] while chanting that ever-so-helpful mantra, “Life sucks.  The world is doomed.  Life sucks.  The world is doomed. Life sucks. The world is doomed, and I’ll probably get whacked first.” 

If these are in fact transformational times [and they are], then that is ZACKLY the wrong thing to do!

So, back to the card. 

Da Ful: this card does not mean that you are a fool or are inevitably going to be foolish today ~ at least not in the way our culture perceives foolishness. 

I call this The Joseph Campbell card.  It’s the card that says, “You.  You.  Yeah, you.  FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.  NOW!  With joyhope, excitement and expectation.  NOW!

It’s therefore the card that offers you permission to go off on your personal quest, just like Percivale did. 

The important aspect (and for some of us, the hard work) is:

to actually KNOW what our bliss is.

And when we get kinda down or times are a little tough, that’s often the first thing that goes RIGHT out the window.

So, as I have written before, this is the somewhat rambling response I’ve given to a few clients when they’ve asked,

“Follow your bliss?

What the hell does that mean?”

You start by knowing what your heart’s true desire is. If necessary, take some time to hone your understanding of what that means to you, for today, anyway.  Do it over an extra cuppa if  that’s all the time you have.  But do it.

Then, no matter how impossible or illogical it may seem −

I’m gonna write a children’s story about an orphan boy who goes to a school for wizards, and it’s going to be so beautifully done it’s going to earn me enough to support myself and my family for the rest of my life.  It’s going to make me the first person to ever earn a billion dollars from writing fiction.  Like that could ever happen!

 − take your first single small step on the path that follows your bliss. 

And see what that leads to

Then take the next step

And see what that leads toAnd so on.

The difference between The Fool and some other Tarot cards that offer permission to follow your own unique path is that The Fool in particular says,

Stay connected to your heart, moment by momentKnow that your heart may change, and so your direction may change, moment by moment.  But DO NOT allow yourself to think less of yourself, your efforts or your path because of that.  Go where your heart tells you and you will achieve more than most will ever even hope for.”

This is the card of the Sacred Fool, the Holy FoolThe one who is open to divine inspiration and honors it by following his or her bliss, harm to none and love for all, always.

Let me remind you [perhaps for the third time] of how The Fool’s gift once applied to me. 

I was watching one of the shows in the second season of “Torchwood” [if you still haven’t picked up on that BBC series, I think you’re missing something. Especially now that season 3 is out on DVD. But start with the first season.]   One of the characters made the point, in a way that hit me harder than I remember most TV shows ever doing , that humans on Earth are almost always at war. We tell ourselves that we are fighting “the war to end war for all time.”  Over and over and over.  

And I was really shaken.  Because, for just a moment, I had a glimpse of humans, with our nearly angelic powers and potentials, side by side with the reality of how we ignore them, or maybe even worse, use them in ways that are just plain selfish, demeaning and stupid, moment by moment.

And I got the very clear message that a big chunk of the problem is that we are following old habits, old programming. NOT following our bliss. Not honoring that which is angelic in us.  Not reaching for that which is for our Highest and Best.  But we can.

And then I came into the office and drew The Fool card and found great blessing in the message that that there is ALWAYS the possibility of doing it all differently

 IF we know our hearts truly

 IF we honor that which truly resonates for the Highest and Best,

which is always one with OUR Highest and Best;  

 IF we follow our bliss.

Wishing you a day of magic, and the sacred, and your true path.

Brightest Blissings!

Quote for the Day:  Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.  ~ Joseph Campbell

And:  Be here now. ~ Ram Dass 

Today’s Weather:  Billybumblers, bullshots and faerykittens.  

On This Date: 1929 – Women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law.  [Before that, what?  Water spaniels?]

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Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 17

October 17, 2009

The Moon 

Morgan Le Fay

This card came around toward the end of August.  [But the Moon works in cycles, y’know?]

The Moon is another one of those cards that has different meanings depending on who you studied with, where ya come from, and  − if you’re a good reader and not just a good memorizer − the kinds of things you find your clients have gone through through when The Moon turns up to guide them.

Some readers say The Moon warns of darkness, hidden dangers and instability.  Others stress the “Moony” aspects of fluctuating emotion, high levels of unconscious activity and intense dreams.  I find I can accept that more easily.

For me, The Moon is first of all a card that betokens change

Perhaps the change should be rhythmical and constantly evolving, like the changing of the moon itself.   

In some cases I’ve intuitively perceived it to be a warning to change course, NOW

At times I’ve found it indicative of the need to accept that change will come, so get to work on determining what would be the best, happiest, most fruitful and healing way to have it – so that change doesn’t just get handed to you half -baked on a paper plate.

In this deck, because of the card’s embodiment as Morgan Le Fay, I find The Moon to have other important qualities and messages.  First, it is a card of feminine empowerment.  So − assuming you are of the feminine gender − own your power not just as a person, but as a woman.  And let yourself contemplate what that distinction might most fully mean to you. 

Of course, if you’re masculine, this card directs that you more fully own your connection to the divine feminine, or to the artistic, intuitive, perhaps even Dionysian elements in your life.

  [Inside joke here for Rude Theatricals.]

 And whether you are male or female, The Moon is a card that commands you to own your magic – whatever you understand that to be – and use it fully and well for the highest and best of all.    

Work with your dreams.  Seek the change that is desirable now.  Honor and empower the feminine aspects in you.  Own your magic and use it. Today.

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company ~ Scott Adams 

Today’s Weather:  Interlocking recreologists.  Post-minestrone cordulas. 

On This Date: 1781 – General Charles Cornwallis offers his surrender to the American revolutionists at Yorktown, Virginia.  [I believe the first American medical insurance firm is created about three days later.] 

And: 1814 – London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine. [O Death, where is thy sting?]