Archive for October 19th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 20

October 19, 2009

Four of Swords

Isolt of the White Hands

Awright, y’all.  Lookee here…. This is the third time this card has shown up this month.  So act like you’re pretending to at least possibly think about paying a little attention to the reader here this time.  

And, as Hamlet didn’t say,

“If you can’t do it right, do it left!”  [Probl’y shoulda made that the quote for the day, no?] 

The Four of Swords, then,  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.  [And I’ve been finding a lot of clients the past couple weeks are expressing a feeling of lack of direction.  So Looky Here you guys!]

 To me, the Four of Swords says:

“Now!  Today! [Even though it’s a Tuesday!] 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!

[So, even though it’s a Tuesday] 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?  Naps.  And avoiding rakes and lawnmowers — in a good cause!]

Bright blessings, peace, calm and healing!

Quote for the Day:  Too many people, when listing all the perils to be found in the search for lost treasure or ancient wisdom, had forgotten to put at the top of the list ‘the man who arrived just before you’. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett, from The Last Hero

Today’s Weather: Winking oak dibblers; frequent hot ‘n sour grindylows. 

 On This Date:  1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks.


And:  1882Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor is born.