Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 16

Eight of Shields


I’m always almost deliriously happy whenever this card shows up in a reading or on this blog.  It’s a card with SO much potential, and so much useful direction ~ if only we’d actually follow it! 

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, as I always request, 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 (because that counts, too), employment that is so perfect for you it isn’t like work, it’s like magic.  It’s such a joy when you are doing what you’re doing in the way you’re doing it with the people you’re doing it with, when it’s so right that 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 small, extravagantly decorated hand grenade.  Hardly ever, ennyway.

So if a really soul-deep happy work scenario is not 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.)  something, fergawdsake! 

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 or prayerwork are you doing 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 (positive) fame 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 to help you engage in your own career revolution. 

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:  Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Today’s Weather: Bangles protruding across intermittent nymphadoras.  Pestilential vapors to the south.  Use a bacon*/port reduction.  

On This Date: 1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland.  This despite the fact that she is a woman. [I will not go there.  I will not go there.  I will not go there.]


* Sir Francis Bacon

4 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 16”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    This quote by Scott Adams, is for me the quote of all quotes: There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

    Thank you, Neal!

    And ….just for today…I intend that I bring magic to my work today. (There’s something magical ’bout the word “magic”, y’ know!?)

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:




  3. Linda Says:

    Hi Neal!

    It is really a WONDERFUL card for the New Moon today! You have given us some awesome ideas to work with to do our New Moon magic for the day!!!

    When I do my wish list tonight I am going to take the card out and set it by my magic!


    Hope you are having a magical day!!!!!!

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Linda,

    Always grateful to know my work is meshing with the Universal magic.



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