Tarot Card for the Day ~ January 4

Page of Swords

The Adder

Fortune Cookie: Identify, own and begin a deep and bright personal transformation  TODAY!

This guy last appeared in August.  He’s back.  He’s transformational.  Pay attention!   

A typical reader might say the Page of Swords betokens something along the lines of authority, secret service, vigilance, maybe even spying.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, includes insight, receiving info first-hand about an important matter, and overseeing confidential affairs, among other things.

So if any of those phrases pop out for you — like if you’re still waiting for your new year’s presidential pardon, or whatever — keep your intuitive antenna up about the matter that resonates a bunch.

As I look at this card in the Legend deck, I’m reminded that The Snake (in this case, Adder) is a universal symbol of at least five things [although supposedly even Freud said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar…”].  Oh yeah? 

Snake symbolizes:

1. transformation and rebirth (the snake sheds its skin, and in that process experiences rebirth;  it has become a new creature and a creature renewed)

2. healing (the Rod of Asklepios, Greek God of Healing and Medicine, was entwined by a snake, and snakes were sacred totem animals, guardians and helpers at the temples of dream healing dedicated to him)

3. subconscious wisdom (knowledge of the Shamanic Lower World, which is almost universally understood to be a place of deep and beautiful healing as well as ancient and traditional wisdom)

4. masculine energy (any questions on this one?  Go back to our friend Freud)

5. clandestine affairs (the sneaky sneaky sneaky snakey)

So when the Page of Swords shows up for a client, I’m likely to ask him or her

~ what kind of deep personal transformation have you been longing for?

~ how can you be open to a rebirth − for personal and/or planetary healing?

~ how can you connect with deeper and perhaps archaic or ancestral wisdom, (Shamanic journeying, deep meditation, magic, prayerwork ) and to what purposes?

~ how can you go after these things in a direct, vigorous, perhaps even forceful way?

~ how will you test for integrity – in yourself, no less than in those around you?

Also, this card indicates that it may be a good idea to be more than normally open to help or guidance from someone of substantial masculine energy: a positive, powerful man or a strong and wise woman-warrior type, for example.

So, given all that:

What is the deep and bright personal transformation you can own and begin TODAY?  DO IT!

Bright blessings and beautiful, healing transformation!

Quote for the day:  In the late 80s, there were best-selling books with titles like The Transformational Leader. Did anybody actually READ those suckers?  ~ NS

 Today’s Weather:  Hairballs on ice. Ghostly echoes of cheesecake past.  Metamucil hors d’oeuvres.

On This Date:  871Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.


2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ January 4”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Do you have ANY idea how mean it is for you to post that picture of the delicious-looking cherry Danish? I’m druling. After almost 30 days of alkaline juices, veggie “soups” (blended veggies)…celery, cucumbers, kale, spinach, , brocolli, cabbage, onions, peas, parley, cilantro, lemons & limes….not to mention every green powder available (barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa sprout, oat grass, alfalfa grass, collard grass, etc…), your pastry pic looks downright sinful! Wah!!

    ~ ~ Healthy Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Uh… Yum?

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