Tarot Card for the Day ~ March 20

The Horned One 


Fortune Cookie: Believe in and use your connection to Spirit to understand how you can bring about positive change through your very being and through your prayerwork in your day-to-day life.

What a perfect card for the first day of Spring!!!!! [Which, by the way, occurs at  1:32 PM EDT.]  When this fellow showed up this last summer, I was given the following Spirit-based insight:

“Now… remember that EVERY day is a day of power, a day of connection, and a day of celebration.  Live THAT, why don’t you?”

As I said then, I should probably just end the session with that insight and walk away now, y’know?  It’s plenty good information, and would save you a few minutes of additional reading to boot.

But NO-OOOO-OH.  [Oh well.  You’re a grown up.  You can stop reading whenever you want to.  Or just look at the daily horoscope in the paper or something.] 


Following a Shamanic spirituality as I do, I simply consider this the most powerful card in the deck.  Let me describe it a bit as it’s portrayed by Anna-Marie Ferguson in her Legend deck.

There’s a beautifully muscled fellow sitting cross legged out in the woods under a bright full moon.  His legs are shaggy and end in hooves.  He has stag’s antlers protruding from his head.  In his right hand he holds a golden torc ~ the old Celtic symbol of kingship ~ in his left a live serpent.  He is surrounded by folk of the wood ~ fox, otter, boar, stag, frog.  

It’s a beautiful, mystical, magical card. Wish I had it as a huge poster.

The painting on the card is depicts images from the famous Gundestrup cauldron, a first century BC ritual silver vessel found deep in a Danish bog.  Sacred, beautiful objects like this were ritually cast into bogs ~ which were considered places of mystery, power and great magic ~ as sacrificial gifts.

You can read more about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundestrup_cauldron .

Cernunnos, the fellow depicted in the card is the Celtic incarnation of the Horned God.  He is considered to be the Lord of the Animals.

[In the spirit of full disclosure, in other decks, this card is often depicted by the devil, with some attendant negative interpretations.  Even Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, alludes to the card’s primordial power, and emphasizes the need to channel this power positively and for good.]

But here is what I see in the card, based on many years of working with clients.  This is a truly shamanic card in that it says,

You [yes, YOU!] have the capacity to connect with the realm of Spirit.  You have an ability to bring Spirit through into ordinary reality in a way that can functionally, positively bring about change. 

Because you have that capacity ~ from the Shaman’s perspective ~ you have the OBLIGATION to develop it and use it for the highest and best of all.

So, in this very important season [whatever season or day of the year it may be, as we have been informed above]

~ explore your connection to Spirit (your guardian angels, the Universal Life Force, God, Goddess, Harold or however you perceive it)

~ believe in ~ in fact ASSUME ~ a functional connectedness

~ open yourself to the goodness and healing and wisdom that Spirit offers

~ use your connection to understand how to bring about positive change through your very being and through your prayerwork in your day-to-day life.

Brightest blessings, joy, hope and healing! 

Quote for the day:  When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing. ~ And ~ Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.  ~ Tom Robbins    

Today’s Weather: Gallumphing on the green.  [I’m too freakin’ old to gambol.] Polish up your sausage.   

On This Date: 1916Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.


One Response to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ March 20”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Oh my gosh, yes, what a PERFECT card for the first day of spring!

    Last night I fell asleep praying about situations and people on my mind. I could somehow feel and know that that energy of heartfelt prayer was making a difference and NOT TO WORRY! Lorna Bryne’s book Angels in my Hair and today’s message help to anchor the truth of the power of prayer in my being.

    So, thank you for your beautifully worded reminder.

    The quotes are great. May the powers that be put duck tape over my mouth when I’m thinking of someone, including myself, “when is she going to grow up?”

    ~ ~ Spring blessings! Donna

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