Archive for October 25th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ October 26

October 25, 2009

Four of Cups

The Fading Fellowship

We last saw this card in mid-July.  Considering what I’m seeing and hearing with clients, I’m surprised it hasn’t been showing up at least once a week.  It’s a good card to work with now, as we move deep into autumn, when we may want to spend some time examining where we’ve been, where we want to go and how we want to get there.


If the information that generally comes to me when this card turns up holds true, it looks like this Monday may be one of those burnout ~ vs. ~ idealism kinda days.  And please note: this IS another one of those BE CAREFUL cards.    

When this card turns up for a client, I usually say something like: 

Look.  There are a couple of possibilities you need to watch out for here.” 

One is that you’re nearing a point of disillusionment in your life

(so maybe go to my blog and look at the Card for January 1, 2009!),

or real burnout, or both. 

So you really need to look hard at how you’re living so you will start taking much better care of yourself on that score. 

“The second possibility is that words like

imaginary vexations (watch out for THAT one!),






ego-driven blowhard

may apply with real impact somewhere in your life − although they may not necessarily be about you personally.” 

So what do you do in response to a card like this? 

In the Legend deck I use, the image on this card gives a suggestion.  It shows the Knights of the Round Table during the period when they had conquered their initial passels of bad guys and had nothing much to do but sit around drinking, thumping their chests and generally being swine. 


In the picture, there is one upright and stalwart fellow looking out a palace window.  What he is seeing is The Holy Grail, floating in over the castle walls. 

He sounds the call, the knights all run down to the great hall, The Grail casts its holy and magical spell over all present, and the lot of them clean up their act, pull themselves together and go on one of the great spiritual quests of all time. 

[And, I’ll tell ya: The world could really use a great spiritual quest right now.  We might even be able to have it, if we didn’t automatically start by spending most of our time and energy hacking each other to bits about who knows God by the right name {John Cheese} in the right color {red patent leather} with the right kind of feet {one old Nike Air Huarache, one Electric blue Manolo Blahnik for a furry koala paw}.]  [Or was it Mrs. Peacock in the library with the lead pipe?]  [Oops.  Sorry.  Flashback.  Sorry.]

What this card implies is that, for your benefit and happiness, YOU CAN (and would do well to) be that one knight looking out onto a greater vista and being open to great miracles.  [Pray, let ye not become a one who throweth rockes at ye peasantes.]

Stay groundedHold to your idealsRefuse to demean yourself or anyone else by succumbing to a get-along by going-along philosophy.   Don’t even agree with me if you don’t feel like it.  [But have another cuppa and think it over, a bit, just for the heck of it, willya?]

If you perceive that this card talks about the quality of your personal life:


Spend at least a little time taking stock of what is really important.  REALLY important.  Figure out how you can pursue that!!! 

If this is a card about your workplace or a relationship − and you find it’s a situation worth working on − let yourself say:

“Hold on.  IS this the right direction?  I think we need to look at changing.  What are the ways we can do so and move together, toward the highest and best?”

Be honest with yourself about elements of disillusionment or burnout in life.  Be even more honest about any places where your ego or your fears may be overriding your truer, better nature. 

Look toward YOUR Holy Grail, whatever that means to you.  Then begin to do what you need to stay grounded and true to your higher ideals.  And move toward them today.

Bright Blessings, joy, renewal and a spiritual quest!

Quote for the Day:  If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today’s Weather:   Welsh rarebit tweezling above Llareggub Hill.  Keep toasted rye nearby.

And on this date:  1959 – The world sees the far side of the Moon for the first time. [Two years later, Dylan McDermott is born!]