Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 20

Temperance

The Cauldron of Annwn

This card came up almost exactly a month ago. It’s not necessarily an Aquarian’s favorite card.  But it is good advice.  This card says very directly how it would have you go about the day:  

 

temperately, calmly, easily,

neither striving to leap over tall buildings in a single bound

nor being a slug and hiding under the covers till nightfall. [I’ve already got dibs on that space.]

It’s a card that counsels you to guard against those little wee tendencies to go to extremes − even supposedly positive ones.  Seek moderation today, and patience, and perhaps even a touch of diplomacy, no matter how much you might wish to just nuke the silly m#%@%@f**&##@s and be done with it!

When this card shows up in a reading, I often suggest that the client may be on the cusp of a substantial change.

BUT the way to best and most positively bring the change into being is to go about the transformation slowly, thoughtfully:

braiding or blending together the old with the new until, over an appropriate time, the new alone becomes who you are and what you do. 

It’s a card of making profound and helpful changes slowly, by not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.  [But for pity’s sake, DO let yourself begin the process of change.  Don’t let yourself be a sitting duck where you are.]

So, let yourself explore how you would like your life to be, and how you would wish to move in positive new directions. 

Then stop and honestly take stock of who you are, where you are and how you have gotten there.   

Specifically acknowledge the good parts, the successful aspects, the skills, abilities and characteristics that are worth keeping and using and developing as you go forward. 

And blend them into the new you that is coming onto being.

Bright blessings and timely, comfortable and comforting emergings!  

Thought for the Day:  Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.. ~ Buddha

Today’s Waether: Dithermebobs and phalangial wispgizzler cowboys.  Wear a canvas poltroon in a seasonal color. 

On This Date: 1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville‘s 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).

Joke for the Day: A guy comes upon a box of apples.  Upon it is a sign that says:  “Please take one apple — God is watching.” He takes an apple and hikes on down the road.  About twenty minutes later he comes upon a big box of cookies with a sign that says:  “Take all the cookies you want —  God is watching the apples.”  [Thanks, Mike!]

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ November 20”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Hmmm…so you have dibs on the space under the covers? (So do I in our house…)

    Perhaps I’ve said this before, but I LOVE when this card shows up. (And thank you for the pic with your message.) I feel my best when I manage to go about my day in the manner you talk about — with moderation, patience and a touch of diplomacy. Certainly a perfect card for a day of preparation, packing and travel.

    On the quote from Buddha… That certainly reminds me of the importance of exercise to remain calm. A very timely and helpful reminder at that.

    Thanks so much, Neal. ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Not under the covers. Under the bed.

    Blessings!

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