Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 27

Knight of Swords


Fortune Cookie: Go after it. Go! Go! Go! But go after it smart, careful, clear and clean

No, he does NOT look like Uma Thurman, thank you!


Last saw this guy the day after Christmas.  It’s one of those cards I have a trouble integrating into my life.  Maybe I need a thyroid supplement.

It’s a card that says,

Okay, okay, okay!  You over there!  And you.  You, too!  Everybody! Hey

Everyone! Up’nat’em!!! 

The Knight of Swords is a card of action.  Fiery, passionate action.  So if there’s something you’ve been putting off, or something you have wanted to do but always delay, today is the day to get started.  With!  Gusto!!

However, I will also share that this Knight has occasionally (actually ruddy well frequently) been known to leap before he looks, to the ultimate dismay of himself − and pretty much everybody then involved with cleansing him of the huge, deep pile of country Frisbees [bull puckey] he has landed himself in. 

And, he has from time to time gone so far as to find himself moving with such great passion that, all unknowing, he oversteps appropriate bounds, doesn’t check out the situation and its implications thoroughly, and blows his rosy red Orkney rump to smithereens in the process − occasionally taking a pile of other good folk down with him in the mess. If he thinks of them at all, he thinks of them as collateral damage.

Other readers see the Knight of Swords as representing skill and bravery, or wrath and war. [A wee tad of distinction there, don’t you think, friends?  Eh?] 

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees him as a determined, intelligent young man [uh… person] – so keep an eye out – but also as someone who may be overeager to display heroics which can cause him to misjudge. [Thus, the country Frisbees.  Or meadow muffins.  Or whatever.]


Get moving. 

But take a few moments or a few steps back to calmly, objectively check out the terrain pretty thoroughly first. 

And double-check that you are acting with integrity, and doing something that is in fact desired by all parties who have a vote. (You might even wanna go so far as to further explore whether you are about to do something that IS in fact for the highest and best.) 

As I’ve said before:

That way you won’t paint your foyer in record time, but paint it the lavender shade that was discussed while tippling on New Year’s Eve rather than a pale ice gray − you know, the color that matches the paint chip that was left under your wallet before you headed to the hardware store.  Doofus.

Go after it, but go after it smart, careful, clear and clean!    

Bright Blessings and a soft landing!

Quote for the Day: I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo

Today’s Weather:  Ting. Tang. Walla-walla-hot-damn! ‘Ware ye of minor mystical ravellings on other dimensions or in them.   

On This Date:  1812 – Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords.


5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 27”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    A great and very helpful message you bring, dear Neal. It (as well as the quote) reminds me of the need to MOVE and DO. I tend to think that “good thoughts and wishes” are enough. They’re helpful and useful and certainly effect change, but there IS a time to move and do.

    When I read the Fortune Cookie, what came to me immediately was all the time I waste with thoughts that are unproductive, judgmental (of myself or others) or unfocused or inconsistent with my life goals and values. Mind clutter. All stuff that would prevent from moving in a manner that is “smart, careful, clear and clean.”

    And AGAIN, I love all the humor….a thyroid supplement (I used to use that as a…hummm…reason; country Frisbees (yummy); Walla-walla-hot-damn, etc. 🙂

    ~ ~ Hope you have a great day!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Ms. Donna. (I still think you should be writing this kind of thing yourself, y’know.)

    Blessings & more blessings,


  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Yes. I know you think this. It comes out a lot with my readings. Perhaps I’ll put it in writing soon. Thanks once again for the vote of confidence!

  4. Donna Allen Says:

    P.S. And I DO continue to write angel letters for folks. And I certainly write for myself (journal, if you will) every day with great personal benefit. So, I AM writing…but I know you’re referring to additional….more “public”… writing formats. I do appreciate your nudges.

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