Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 25

Eight of Shields



The last time this fellow came by, I said,”…it’s one of my favorite cards; I wish it would show up more often.”  Considering we saw him less than two weeks ago, I guess I got my wish!  

I always tell my clients that Eight of Shields is the card of magical work

And you can interpret that as magical WORK

or MAGICAL work

(Or both, of course.  But feel it through for a minute and see if one doesn’t resonate more strongly, at least for today.)

So, let’s assume you focus on the first interpretation, magical WORK

Well then, you need to be engaged in, or actively seeking, employment that is so perfect for you it isn’t like work, it’s like magic.  It’s such a joy to be doing what you’re doing in the way you’re doing it with the people you’re doing it with, you can hardly wait to roll out of bed to get at it every morning. 

As I’ve said before, believe it or not, those kind of careers and positions do actually exist.  I’ve had that experience, even in the corporate world, and it’s wonderful!  And it didn’t require handing anyone a chocolate covered piraña hardly ever.

So if a really happy work scenario is not what you have in your life now:

a.)  It’s likely in part because you don’t KNOW what you’d really love to do, or

b.)  You’re unwilling to admit to yourself what it is that you’d really love to do, and/or

c.)  You won’t let yourself believe that you could actually, successfully, happily have that in your life without starving, and so

d.)  You’re not letting yourself hold out for what you’d really love to do, or even

e.)  You’re not letting yourself figure out what baby steps would help take you in that direction, or

f.)  You need a chocolate covered piraña.

[God.  I feel SO organized just this minute!]

Who CARES if you’re too old to be a Mouseketeer? 

If that’s what would really light up the universe for you, at least start down the path and see what the job placement elves put at your feet. 

But you’ve gotta be honest with yourself about your career ideals first!

Ah, but let’s assume it was the MAGICAL work interpretation that rang your chimes. 

Well then, what kind of regular, ongoing personal ritual, or ceremony, or magic are you working in your life to bring about what you want in the world?

[Well why not?]

What do you mean, “Such as?” 

Well, such as burning the right color candles in the right phases of the moon with the right kind of prayer for financial abundance. 

Or getting the Feng Shui of your house together and in line with your desire to have romance in your life. 

Or even making the time every day to use guided meditation/guided imagery CDs to help boost your immune system and help increase your energy. 

Your magical work is exactly that: YOUR magical work.  For you it may be prayer, or shamanic journeys, or herbal-infused spellwork, or whatever floats your magical/spiritual boat.  But do it.  DO IT!

And think about really working with both interpretations (magical WORK + MAGICAL work = MAGICAL LIFE!) together. 

Move toward your magical WORK, and let your MAGICAL work help get you there more quickly, and keep you happier, more connected, more fulfilled while you work on getting there.  It’ll make the world better for you, and everyone and everything.

Bright blessings and magical blissings!

Quote for the Day:  Normal people … believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet. ~ Scott Adams

Today’s Weather: Badgeroid barographs predict moose monsoons and tuna tornados.  Bring a blender and cole slaw.

On This Date: 1944 – Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.

If you’re from the Cleveland area:

Use this link to check out an upcoming televised documentary about Ghoulardi.  In my opinion, the Ghoulardi show was a low rent local-whitebread-rustbelt Monty Python kinda thing.  We could use that satirical goofiness around here today!



5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 25”

  1. Heather Says:

    Thank you, Neal, for the interpretations and quotes. I do like this card, too. Especially the split meaning.

  2. Donna Allen Says:

    What a GREAT quote to hold on to: magical WORK + MAGICAL work = MAGICAL LIFE! Can’t beat that one!

    I told my husband about the Ghoulardi documentary coming up. He’s a fan of his. So, thank you!

    It’s so nice to have the card pictures with your messages. Today I felt guided to offer an angel reading to a sweet woman at the Reiki conference, who gratefully accepted. I usually close my readings with two messages; one I “look” for and the other I pull an angel card on. As I didn’t have any angel cards with me, I asked Spirit to show me a card. Well, to my delight, the Three of Cups — Dressing of the Sacred Springs (and a message around celebration) showed up bright and clear — the way it did yesterday when I went to the web site to view it and then clicked on “zoom”.

    And last but not least, I won an adorable stuffed gorilla in the raffle. I REALLY wanted it, having no clue why. I referred to Ted Andrews book Animal -Wise and received helpful information as to why “gorilla” came into my life at this time. Fun stuff!

    Thanks so much for your blog, Neal!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  3. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks so much to YOU, Heather.

    Blessings and blessings,


  4. shamanspath Says:

    Ooka Ooka OOK OOK
    Ook OOOK!
    A Wop Bop A Lou Bop a Wop Bam Boom!

  5. Donna Allen Says:

    Ooka Ooka OOK OOK Ook OOOOOOOK! Back at ya! 🙂

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