Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 2

Eight of Cups

Chapel Perilous


Fortune Cookie: refuse to be confined, repressed, dimmed by anything or anyone – especially yourself!


This card last popped up for the blog, around the end of December. It’s one that has a lot of helpful direction to it.  It is, however, another one of those cards that sets clients awhimperin’ just from the visuals.  [Except for those who are superGoth.  They just ask for directions so they can find the place.]

The card, you see, (at least in the deck I use) portrays a wayfaring knight who has ridden into a lonely chapel to protect himself and his steed from a furious storm. He notices that the altar is without any adornment, save for a large, brightly flaming  golden candle. As he waits, and drips, he sees a giant, clawed, monstrous hand reach in through the window high above the altar and make to extinguish the light.

What a swell and encouraging image.  Yes?

Anyway, some readers believe the Eight of Cups conveys either turning away from felicity and celebration, or the exact opposite [I guess it depends which side of bed the reader fell out of].  Others believe this is a card that calls for the querent (questioner) to look for a deeper meaning in life; it betokens a time for soul searching

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds this card to be about abandoning a path, a change of plans, and escaping an unhealthy situation, among other things.  I can work with those meanings.

Of course, I have my own particular take on the card.  When it turns up for a client,  once I have gotten them to calm back down from the impact of the visual, I usually say things like

~ Do not let anyone or anything – especially yourself − put a bushel basket over your light.

~ Do not allow anyone or anything – especially yourself or your perception of your self − hold you under its thumb.

If necessary:



Go elsewhere. Hastily.

Try something else.

Reach out for other options

Rework your priorities and take life from there.



Today, refuse to be confined, repressed, dimmed by anyone or anything – especially yourself!

Bright blessings and an open path to your true self!

Thought for the Day: 

           Winter is in my head
           But spring is in my heart!
                                 ~ Victor Hugo

Today’s Weather: Black mustachios descending like Little Debbie Pumpkin Muffins upon a fair and unsuspecting land.  Throw old Van Morrison LPs at the suckers.  


On This Date: 1709Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

And: 1650Nell Gwynne, English actress and royal mistress is born.

Most obscene thing I’ve seen today:

Hostess Twinkie Wedding Cakes 


2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 2”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    AMEN to the quote by Victor Hugo:

    Winter is in my head, but spring is in my heart.

    (Boy, is it ever!)

    And I concur with you on the Hostess Twinkie wedding cake. Yuck!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Amen to your Amen!

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