Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 17

The Emperor



This guy last showed up in late August. So it might be worth taking a moment to ask yourself how things just now are similar to how they were around then. 

It’s okay.  I’ll wait.  Go ahead.

Really.  Go ahead.



This is a powerful, positive card [and I know bunches of folk who can use one at the moment], that encourages us to see the goodness flowing to us and our world.  Even more, it asks that we believe in it and be open to it.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, writes that this card betokens

wisdom and power,

conquest and conviction,

courage and ambition

balanced with

reason and fair play.

It can also herald a caring person with many responsibilities, so have an eye out for someone like that. 

I perceive The Emperor to be a card of intellect well used and accomplishment attained. 

For some clients, I find that it indicates they may be thrust into a new position of power, even if they have not sought it.  When that is the case, I ask that they accept the new responsibilities (and the attendant opportunities) graciously.  I say something like:

“If the Universe didn’t think you were ready for this, it wouldn’t have put you in a position to receive it.  So go for it and be brilliant about it!  You can be, you know!!!!!”

Be open to the helpful counsel of others, so that a greater wisdom can be attained and acted on.

This is a card of progress and security.  So believe in that – own that − as a true, evident and inevitable possibility.

Use your wonderful intellect very well today; that’s why you have it.  Seek wisdom through the counsel of others who truly have something helpful to offer.  Know that, through such actions, progress and security can be yours.

Bright blissings!

Quote for the Day:  When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

Today’s Weather: Portentous pancakes of pandering.  Or is it just weird waffling toward mid-morning?  Carry a pocket wolverine.

On This Date: 1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.   

 And a special apology to Peggy for last Friday’s violation of my promise not to do wife jokes online or onstage.  


5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 17”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Last night I asked, “What do I need to know about my upcoming trip to TN?” When the Queen of Cups showed up, I did received some intuitive messages, but couldn’t remember YOUR take on the card. So, it was nice to be able to go back to “older entries” on your blog and re-read what you had to say. It was very helpful.

    Also, it’s very sweet of he-who-is-culpa to apologize to his wife for the spouse joke on line. My husband has said to others more than once…yes, I’ve been married 39 years, 25 of the best years of my life. He always elicits laughter… mine included. (But it does make me pause to think….)

    C’est la vie, n’est-ce pas?!

    ~ ~ Sunny blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Have a wunnerfool trip!

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Thanks for the “wunnerfool”!

    I love your creativity with words. Maybe it’s all those kitties!? For whatever reason, the only animal that has two cards in Agnes’ Animals Tell the Truth Wisdom cards is the cat.

    The card I already mentioned is on Spirituality. The second is on Creativity. “Cat” says: The Creator has given humans the gift of co-creation of it’s own species and its world. Creativity is combining intuition from the Divine and facts from the physical world. That is your purpose for being here. Create something beautiful today. I’ll sit here and watch.

    So, if your kitties ever sit and watch you while you write….. 🙂

  4. shamanspath Says:

    “So, if your kitties ever sit and watch you while you write…”

    It will mean they’re wanting room service. Again.

  5. Donna Allen Says:


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