Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 23

Queen of Cups



Well, this certainly has been a week of, “Yo!  Will ya just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE?” kinda cards.  And this one fits right in.

Most readers respond to this card by predicting things like happiness, pleasure, or a good, fair, honest and devoted woman who will serve the querent − the person having the reading.  So if those things fit in with your needs, reach out for and receive them.  And if you encounter such a person, by all means engage her on your behalf

One reader speaks of finding that this card embodies the nature of St. Clare − the founder of the Poor Clares –  the feminine counterpart of St. Francis who embraced poverty, simplicity and service with great love and compassion for all.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees the Queen of Cups as many beautiful and wonderful things, including an Otherworldly woman with a wealth of artistic ability who trusts her psychic abilitiesAlso a poetic person of vision and intelligence.  So, by all means, EMBODY THOSE THINGS in yourself and your life. 

[If I worked it right, you can see the Queen by going to this web site: http://strangerealms.multiply.com/photos/album/65/Legend_The_Arthurian_Tarot#photo=28  ]

Britannia is the Spirit of the Land of Great Britain, and (in my interpretation of this card) reminds us that we bear an obligation of loyalty to our land, i.e.,  to our environment and all the creatures who continue to live among us, as well as to those we have displaced in our creation of “civilization.”

In working with clients over the years, I have also come to know the Queen of Cups as a card of compassion – especially compassion for the self

One of the most persistent pop psychology tenets of the 70s went something like, “You can’t reeeeelly love anyone else unless you love yourself first.” 

Well, I’ve found that this card says something like that. 

When it turns up for a client, I remind them that, whatever may be going on in their life, it would be well if the whole magilla were seen and understood through the perspective of compassionate contemplation. 

And, just as important, it is necessary to be compassionate toward the self during times of stress or turmoil.  That way, we’ll be more likely to take care of ourselves well enough to be an appropriately compassionate helper to others if/when we are called to.


Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

Bright blessings and a beautiful, gentle day!

Quote for the day: Help me love myself.  Help me love my life.  Help me treat life lovingly. ~ NS [A prayer & power chant.]                                                   

Today’s Weather:  Miniature genetically modified toy wombats. En croute.  Yum!


On This Date:  1958 – The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series appear for the first time, in the story Le flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou .  [WTF? 1958?  In BELGIUM  WTF??]



6 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 23”

  1. Linda Says:

    Dear Neal,

    I think I like this quote of the day the MOST!!!

    It is a quote from someone I really admire, respect, has extreme wisdom, is very charismatic, and someone I actually listen to!!!!!!

    (ok, most of the time *big toothy smile*) Yeah, if I don’t then I just get smacked in the head with the brick of life and have to learn the hard way. So when you all get a reading from him, really REALLY pay attention!!!!!

    THANKS, GREAT quote and card for the day!!!

    Have a Smurffy Smurf Day today!!!! (yes, I did used to watch the smurfs!!)

    PS.I bet Smurfette was your favorite smurf, she was quite the looker 😉 (ok, yeah she was the ONLY girl smurf…lol……what was up with that?!?!?!?!?!)

  2. Heather Says:

    What’s happened to your layout? The posts are now bleeding over onto the right side bar. (I’m using safari on a mac. It’s just the last couple of days, the previous ones are fine when I scroll down.)

    Otherwise – Hi Neal! I’m just saying hi because I’m concerned that your words are trying to escape off the page… And today’s quote is a much appreciated one. Thank you. Something to chant in the shower. (Because chanting while brushing teeth is very hard to do.)

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Hi, Neal,

    Thank you again for a super wonderful 6-month reading yesterday. I know it will help me greatly enjoy the remainder of autumn and winter as well.

    I appreciate the prayer and power chant of yours that you shared in today’s message. Very lovely and powerful. I’ll focus on THAT today and not the yucky weather.

    It’s great fun to click onto the card picture! (I now go to my favorites to access the website to see the Anna-Marie Ferguson cards.)

    Blessings, Donna

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks Linda.

    {I never watched the Smurfs.}

  5. shamanspath Says:

    Hi, Heather,

    I have no clue about the print thingy. But if you click on the button for the actual day, (ie, October 23) then that goes away. So far.

    Yeah. Chanting while brushing teeth takes a real man. With no teeth.



  6. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna.

    Blessings & blessings,


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