Tarot Card for the Day ~ January 14

Five of Swords

Gawain’s Penance

Fortune Cookie: Live!  Know, know, KNOW that you deserve joy and beauty,   but know that YOU are the only one who CAN reach for it. 

This card meshes beautifully with yesterday’s card which, for those in need of a brain cell augmentation at this time of day, was about going after JOY.

So, as the cards are doing their best to encourage you to jolly up and beautify your life already, kindly PAY ATTENTION! willyah?

In the spirit of something resembling candor [but not actually being candor even though it looks remarkably like candor, as near as anybody can tell!], I will once again say that my interpretation of this card in readings veers away from that of most readers I know. Alive or otherwise.  Or in between.

Typical readers will say things like degradation, destruction, dishonor, loss.  Yummy, that.  Some might say something like,

Move on.  Learn from your experiences, but be positive.  Really helpful there.  Really.  I could come up with something like that before my morning caffeine of choice.  REALLY big help, and compassionate, too.   NOT!

Even Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees loss, regret, having to accept one’s limitations, or, at best, a valuable lesson, one not to be repeated.

Well buggrall that!  Phooo-hooooooooo-ey upon that !!!!

Based on my intuitive guidance and my experience over the last fifteen years or so, when this card shows up for a client, I stand, shamble up onto my soapbox, throw things at them, shake my jowls (or at least several of them) and bellow:










Stop turning your life


into one long gawd-awful penance! 

It ain’t supposed to be.  And you don’t DESERVE it to be!

And stop living as though you have some penance you think you’re supposed to do, especially if doing so seems “justified” according to the sad, warped old belief structures of some bozos who laid their nastiness on ya years ago  ~ even if they are/were people very close to you.  And even if you know they were doing the best they could. 

Reach out for joy, for beauty, for healing, for the highest and best of your potential. 

Constantly rubbing your own nose in the messes of the past will never bring about positive change.  Or a happy nose.

It will only keep you from moving upward, and may even keep you stuck exactly where you are, causing you to repeat errors and disappointments of the past.   

Don’t do that.  That is just purely NOT RIGHT!


Know, know, KNOW that you deserve joy and beauty,

that you are entitled to reach for it at every moment

and with every ounce of strength and brilliance you have –

but know that YOU are the only one who CAN reach for it. 

Seek all that is uplifting, and wonderful, and full of Light!  Now!

Bright blessings, beauty and joy!  And did I mention JOY!!!?

Quote for the Day: Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet. ~ Douglas N. Adams   

Today’s Weather:  Bingodangles chasing lilpoopoos allround the meadows so snowy. Polish a stained glass leaded-diamond window in a ceremonial way.  

On This Date:  1967 – The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love. Between 20,000 to 30,000 people attend.  



4 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ January 14”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Hmmm… Today’s Abraham-Hicks daily quote reads, in part: There is nothing you cannot BE or DO or HAVE — but your dominant intent is to be joyful. The DOING and the HAVING will come into alignment once you get that one down.

    Seems the message ’round joy is comin’ from all sides!

    My intention for today: “I intend that I KNOW that I deserve joy and beauty, and that I am the only one who can reach for it!”

    Thanks so much, Neal. Joy and beauty to you, too.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna! Good news!!!!!!!!!

  3. Debi Jenks Says:

    This was just what I needed today. Am getting hit with the end of mercury retgrograde. Glad when thats over.

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Debi,

    Keep your hat on till February 5, when Mercury will be really truly back to normal.



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