Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 15

King of Spears

King Pellinore

Haven’t seen this extraordinary fellow since early August.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of Legend, the Arthurian Tarot, finds the King of Spears to be a mature man [I suppose these days, for this blog, we should say PERSON] of wisdom, someone with humor and theatrical flair.  [Anybody come to mind?  Al Franken, maybe?  Dr. Ruth?]  So keep an eye out for that kind of energy today. Better still, seek to embody it yourself.

I see the King of Spears as the card of the Renaissance Man (or Renaissance Woman). 

Look for 

~ or better still, give yourself permission to have ~

a restless, joyful, driving curiosity that you allow to take you toward many different fascinations

Here’s my picture of a typical Renaissance Person as represented by this card:

He or she

~ does trigonometry problems for fun and

~ does passable table magic and

~ can conjugate verbs in Latin, French and Japanese or Russian and

~ is on Neil Gaiman’s Twitter follow list and

~ converted a car to biodiesel with no help and

~ understands permaculture and has a rain garden and

~ sang backup for Tom Petty late one night (in a bar, if nowhere else) and

~ rides a Harley and

~ wrote a published urban fantasy novel and

~ owns a Prius and

~ works with Habitat for Humanity

He or she wants to learn

~ French cooking and

~ Feng Shui and 

~ Shamanic Healing and

~ judo and

~ controlled remote viewing and

~ Vedic astrology and

~ Thai massage and

~ book making and

~ classical guitar and

~ how to REALLY make money day trading and

~ how to build a PC by hand and

~ wants to design a line of edgy greeting cards and

~ wants to write a play for Broadway

And so on. 

(And will BY GOD! do so, by the way.) 

But remember, a true Renaissance Person is not just a dibbler-dabbler in lots of things.  The characteristic that distinguishes the Renaissance person is a real commitment to explore deeply, to develop true expertise in the many areas − one at a time if necessary − that appeal.  Patience, deep learning and wisdom, not just faking it or cramming to get by, are required here.

So, if you were to really own up to the Renaissancer in you, what interests, skills, and wisdom would you go after?  Which one first?  How can you start TODAY?

Brightest blessings, joy and wonder!

Quote for the Day:    One researcher thinks that, for some sufferers, nightmares are a “learned behavior.”  He says, “Dreams naturally want to change.  People who have nightmares don’t realize that.” ~ Margaret Talbot, form the article “Nightmare Scenario” in The New Yorker, November 16, 2009  [Link at http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/11/16/091116fa_fact_talbot  ]

Today’s Weather:  Rhythm guitar and mouth organ.  With ivory moonbeams.

 On This Date: 1969 – In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s restaurant.  

 And: Roman Festival in honor of Feronia, a marginal rural goddess in Roman religion, to whom woods and springs were sacred, and a more important goddess among the Latins. Some Latins believed Feronia to be a harvest goddess, and honored her with the harvest firstfruits in order to secure a good harvest the following year. Feronia also served as a goddess of travellers, fire, and waters. Slaves regarded Feronia as a goddess of freedom, and believed that sitting on a holy stone in one of her sanctuaries would set them free. ~ Wikipedia

2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 15”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I appreciate the link to the “nightmare” article and for letting us know you used Wikipedia as a resource on the “On this date” information.

    Twice today — this morning and then this evening– I asked, “What do I need to know about….?” (two different questions) and then pulled an Anna-Marie Ferguson Arthurian Legend Tarot card. To my delight, I received some valuable insights and answers.

    I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to do this. What you have to say about the card came to me as well as a bit of info from Spirit. Yay!

    Thank you for your good work!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:


    Thanks, Donna!

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