Tarot Card for the Day ~ December 24

Knight of Cups


Focus for the Day: Think upon the commitments for this lifetime that you made before you came into being.  Determine the next few steps to keep you moving along that path – or the first steps that will be necessary to move you back onto that path.  And GET GOING!

Well…. This is the fourth time this card has turned for us since November 19. It’s a card of sacred questing.  And on Yule (the Winter Solstice) we were given the Queen of Spears, card of the feminine sacred quest.  

So, for those who celebrate Christmas, this is a pretty perfect card for Christmas Eve. And for all of us, whatever our spiritual path, it’s a good reminder of what’s REALLY important at this sacred and magical time of year.  [Again I ask: Did I hear gift certificates from Saks and Nordstrom’s and Abercrombie?  Really you guys.] 

The Knight of Cups is always a good energy & good advice card.  I think of this as the card of the sacred quest. 

[Saks my aspidistra!]

Therefore, if you have been feeling that your life really isn’t going in the direction you and God (Spirit, The Universe, the Universal Life Force, the Big Enchilada, Usher, The Voice of John Cleese, Matt Damon – whoever) agreed to before you accepted birth this time around:

HEY!  YOU!!!! 

Don’t you think it’s time to reconnect and GET GOING?

Some readers might interpret the Knight of Cups as the coming of a messenger, advancement in the world, or a graceful but not warlike person of great masculine energy [think Baryshnikov, I guess. Or George Clooney.  Or Angelina Jolie?].  Others could say it indicates someone (maybe you?) ingenious, full of original ideas.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, feels this card betokens a tempting proposal which deserves serious consideration. [Avoid snakes in apple trees and guys playing fiddle at crossroads. Things rarely work out.]  Also, an approaching opportunity for advancement.  Or an unexpected gift. [Duh!] So if something like that crosses your path today, assume you deserve it, accept it fully and gratefully, and run with it! 

I still like my intuitive interpretation best. [And I say that with no modesty whatsoever.]

Think upon the commitments for this lifetime

              that you made before you came into being. 

 Determine the next few steps

                        to keep you moving along that path –

 or the first steps that will be necessary

                                to move you back onto that path. 


Bright blessings and remembrance of your sacred self, and the sacred in us all and everywhere!  

Quote for the Day: People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

Today’s Weather:  Three wise men and Virginia.  Hold the myrrh. 

On This Date: 563 – The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.

And: Here’s a link to a (longish but) fascinating article about the haunted history of Christmas Eve.  Strange Horizons Articles: “Do No Harm to Me or Mine”: The Haunted History of Christmas Eve, by Marian Kensler

2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ December 24”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Thank you so much, Neal, for the quote by Thich Nhat Hahn. It feels like that is a message that I want to somehow work into an intention for the year 2010. For today, I will stick with “I intend that I see, feel, hear, and know that All is a Miracle.”

    Yes, definitely a quote to print out and take in again and again.

    The picture of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is so beautiful…

    Blessngs and gratitude, Donna P.S. Gosh, I hope you didn’t throw out all those gift cards to Sak’s, Nordstrom’s and Abercrombie that I gave you — on the sake of principle.

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna.

    And don’t worry about the cards. I shredded them and used them as roughage in my breakfast smoothies.

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