Archive for November 8th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 9

November 8, 2009

Six of Shields

Castle of Maidens

listen, people.  Really.  I keep telling you, this isn’t about the scene with Zoot, Dingo and Sir Galahad in  “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”  Sadly.

And although the Arthurian Castle of Maidens story may have led to about the kind of scenes you’d have expected from the Pythons (see above), the real legend − and the meaning of the card − is actually very good, very kind, very positive.   [And completely without spandex, not even of any kind.]  [Sadly.]

Pretty much any reader will tell you that the Six of Shields betokens generosity, charitable acts and material gain Some might also indicate that it’s a sign that you will soon reach a position where you feel you can help others.  (Always good things.)

In my readings, I’m often intuitively prompted to take the interpretation a bit farther and in a slightly different direction.  I’m likely to say something like:

Okay. Yo!  Focus for a minute!

Let your inner vision move back and forth in time across your life. 

Something that is yours by right

that was lost or taken from you

will be restored to you in full. 

So today, right now, this moment let yourself attend to what that might be and how it can most happily be brought into being.   

This card can apply to many different aspects of life:

~ the artist who (thinks he) has lost his Muse

~ the investor who (fears she) has lost her basis

~ the manager who (believes he) has lost connection to his artistry

~ the writer who (worries she) has lost her hope of prosperity

It can even imply a return of misappropriated property, a renewal of a sundered relationship, or the reopening of a realm of hopefulness that seemed long gone.

So the important thing to do is − without bludgeoning yourself − scan your life and acknowledge what it is you fear has been lost to you, or what you have in fact lost. Then let yourself understand that TODAY is the day you can renew that connection, revivify that dream, and reconnect with that hope. 

By the way, some readers feel that this card tells us to be attentive to the possibility of helpful intervention by/through positive masculine energy.  So keep an eye out for that.

Know what you would bring back to your life.  Know that this moment is the time when that renewal, that reconnection, that return, can begin.  Go from there!

Bright blessings, joy and light! 

Thought for the Day:  People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.  ~ Audrey Hepburn 

Today’s Weather:  Wiffling banjoboinging meta-analtyics. Carry grains of salt. 

On This Date: 1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  [The cost of a summer rental goes up fivefold overnight.]

Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 8

November 8, 2009

Four of Swords

Isolt of the White Hands

Goodness.  This is the fourth time this card has shown up since October 7.  Which one of y’all isn’t getting enough rest, enough recuperation, enough time far from the madding crowd? 

[Headline:

Tarot Blogger Blown Out of Window by Draft as Readers Raise Hands Simultaneously.]   

Look into this, then, will ya?  But don’t just make it another item on an overly long to-do list.  Make DIFFERENT choices.

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! [Especially because it’s a Sunday!] 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!

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:  We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. ~ Cullen Hightower

Today’s Weather: Cloudbursts of asparagus lemon matzoh crumble. Unrest in the cauliflower zone. 

On This Date:  1793 – In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum