Archive for November 7th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day, November 7

November 7, 2009
The Tower

Vortigern’s Fortress

Okay, dears. 

Can I assume we were a little busy yesterday and sorta just let this card slide by? 

Or maybe we thought, “Aw, it’s Friday.  What can I possibly have to worry my brain about on a Friday?”

Or maybe this card is just a bigger deal than even I normally give it credit for, at leats at the moment, and so it came to tweak our karma two days in a row!

‘Cos as I wrote about 24 hours ago, it’s such a valuable card.

So here we go again.  I hope.  Please.

Even so, this is definitely another one of those OhBugger! kinda cards, at least from its appearance. 

It’s one of those cards for which − by my interpretation, which veers a good piece from the norm − I’m supposed to tell you, “Ah, yes, yes, yes.  Don’t jump to conclusions.  Don’t leap before you look.  Really significant opportunities for growth here.” 

Remember the teachers (from High School Math types to your skating coach to Ram Dass to Sai Baba to Miss Laura on Romper Room to even Captain Kangeroo) who have said that?  It always really means, “Get ready for some work!”  Even I admit that. 

Well, so, maybe that’s the case here.  Maybe.  But with this card, it’s also a matter of IMPORTANT work that will be worth your time and attention for sure.   Hard work, maybe, but SO VERY meaningful.

Now, The Tower isn’t a dire card, at least not as I’ve been given to understand it – intuitively and through my experience with clients. 

But when my clients see it as it’s depicted in the Legend deck − a huge red dragon fighting a ginormous white one, completely destroying a massive royal fortress in the process – it sort of makes them go, “Eeep,” if not  “Holy St. Swithin,” suck in their breath,  swallow hard and say, “WTF!”  [That’s Wisconsin Travel Federation.]

So what’s different about my understanding of the card and what it offers?  I usually say something like:

“Okay, I know it looks scary, dragons fighting, castles blown to bits.  But really, it’s positive.

“No, REALLY!

“The card is asking you examine yourself, your dreams and your being. 

“It’s saying, ‘Hey.  Stop for a minute.  Look at your life.  Think about it for a minute.  

“If you take your life down to its foundation, down to what’s REALLY important, what’s really essential to the you that is really you, then WHAT IS THAT TRUE FOUNDATION?  Who are you?  What are you?  What is it that you really have to build upon, and wish to build upon, this time aroundAnd, by the way, what will you build upon it?’”

This evaluation should be applied to every area of significance in your life, particularly those in which you’re experiencing some transition.  (Or wobble.  Or outright caving in.)

What is the true foundation – for YOU:

What is the true foundation of career?

What is the true foundation of family?

What is the true foundation of relationships – of each and every kind, from the most intimate and powerful to minor friendships to the bagger at the grocery store?

What is the true foundation of joy?

What is the true foundation of spiritual connectedness?

What is the true foundation of physical health?

What is the true foundation of emotional health?

What is the true foundation of creativity?

What is the true foundation of home?

What is the true foundation of beauty?

And so on, all through the entire list: everything on your own personal list of areas of your life that are important to you. 

What IS the true foundation for YOU?

Once you know what your various true foundations are, then you can determine what you’d like to build upon them, how you want to do it, and what the best way is to go about it. 

And it’s perfectly okay if what you wish to build changes.  It can be a villa one week, a pagoda the next, a log cabin sometime next month and a fairy castle sometime after that.  So long as you know what your foundations are, and honor them, then what you are about building is and will be perfect.

What are your foundations in each area of your being?  How can you be mindful of them?  How can you stay mindful of them?  What do you wish to build upon them?  How can you begin today?  

Bright blessings and a deep, happy, helpful knowing of yourself!

Quote for the Day:

“I’ve got to think that that was unethical,” Joshua said.
“Josh, faking demonic possession is like a mustard seed.”
“How is it like a mustard seed?”
“You don’t know, do you? Doesn’t seem at all like a mustard seed, does it? Now you see how we all feel when you liken things unto a mustard seed? Huh?
 
~ Christopher Moore from Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

 

Today’s Weather:  Frequent watercress guacamole followed by intermittent schumpeters.  I warned ya.   On This Date: 1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

And: 1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor’s seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.