Tarot Card for the Day ~ March 26

Eight of Swords

Guenevere at the Stake

Fortune Cookie: Reach out. Ask for help. Let yourself receive help − help of all kinds from all appropriate levels. Especially seek assistance from those who are extremely capable of helping you understand, take on and overcome the difficulties [or go after the new goals] that may be trying to creep up [or that are emerging]. 

 Okay.  For those of you who weren’t paying attention the last few times this card showed up…

Yo! Yo!  Ovah Heeeyah!  Yeah.  Heeeyah!  I’m tawking to you!


[And by the way, what DIDN’T you ask for help with back then that you might have.  Eh?]

As I said the last couple of times this card showed up, this is really one of those cards that a client only has to see for about a second before they start whining and puling.  Can’t say I blame them, based on how the Eight of Swords is usually depicted.

Even in my Legend deck, the largest elements are Guenevere tied to the stake, wood piled about her, the executioner (looking very much like Lurch from the original Adams family) ready to set the pyre alight.  Charmin’ all ’round, ’tis.

So when intuitive consultants (Tarot readers) typically offer interpretations along the lines of bad news, conflict, slander, crisis, regret and being held at a disadvantage − I suppose I can see why a client might whimper some.

However − as most of you have already begun to say under your breath – ol’ Nealio, he don’t see it THAT way. 

Let’s think about something for a second.  [Yes, you have to.  Have another coffee or a strawberry cough pancake for pity’s sake.] 

Why do people come to guys like me for a reading? [Be nice.  Remember, I STILL know your email address.] [And besides, I need the answer to that question for a springtime marketing blitz.]

People should NOT NOT NOT come to a Tarot reader just to hear what’s gonna happen.  They SHOULD work with people of my ilk to learn what THEY need to know that will help THEM maximize success and optimize outcomes!  BIIIIIIIG difference! 

I like a phrase my wife shared with me.  “Some American Indians think of prophecy as that which can be changed.

So, you come to me for a reading.  The Eight of Swords turns up.  You start looking for a place to hide.  You find you don’t fit under the table and you can’t leap from the window because we’re in a basement.

So I say,

Wait a minute! Wait!  Wait!  Wait!

[Wait!]  Don’t leap (or claw your way up) to conclusions! 

The first thing this card is telling you is that, if you’ve been feeling bound, trapped, concerned that there’s some negativity trying to bring you down, you’ve been right.  You’re not just being a wuss.

But!  BUT!!!!!  Look carefully at the card, Watson. 

The Queen is tied to the stake and about to become an order of crispy-crunchy, dipping sauce upon request, no vegans please.  However, peer more closely [I’m exerting peer pressure] and you’ll see there are knights coming over the hill, riding to her rescue.  And, if you remember your old Richard Harris movies, they will succeed.

This card is a gift to you, warning you in advance of possible crisis and other down-side realities.  And sure, if you freeze like a deer in the headlights, you will become Highway Delight.      

How should you deal with this card?  Do what Guenevere did. 

Reach out. 

Ask for help.  

Let yourself receive help − help of all kinds from all appropriate levels. 

Especially seek assistance from those who are extremely capable of helping you understand, take on and overcome the difficulties [or go after the new goals] that may be trying to creep up [or that may be emerging]. 

That will lead you to the most positive outcome possible, and even to a successful turnaround of the situation.

This card offers an end to adversity and a new beginning.

Let me repeat that for greater effect:

This card offers

an end to adversity

and a new beginning.  

But you have to reach out for it and grab the help when it’s there.  (After all, don’t you owe it to all the rest of us to make your life, and thus the greater vibration, better?)

Feeling tied down or tied in knots?  DON’T try to handle it alone.  Reach out.  Get general support from all those who care about you.  Engage those who have the strength, skill and wisdom to help you free yourself and move on to new, bright possibilities.  And make it a habit not to go solo any more.  Reach out.  Ask for help − of the highest and best kind.

Bright blessings, hope, peace and joy!

Quote for the Day: My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.  ~ Dylan Thomas

 Today’s Weather: Great whooping manichean gnostic doughnuts. Glazed.  And espresso.  

On This Date: 1976 – Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.  [Asks, “How does One replace the  ##%&*&## toner?”]


2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ March 26”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I really like the “Look carefully at the card, Watson” picture. 🙂 Boy, isn’t it true that when we’re really in a jam and frettin’ and fumin’ that the last thing we’re cognizant of is that… help is on the way!

    Very often when I’m doing readings for others the message comes through to “remember to ask for help”…from the spirit world (which often then comes through very human hands and hearts). The message very often reminds ME to ask, ask, ask for whatever it is that I need. (We tend to try to be so self-sufficient, no?)

    Tanks fer all da humor, too. Yes, you, You, YOU! I’m tawking to you!

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    “Yes, you, You, YOU! I’m tawking to you!”

    Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Youze cayint tawk to me dat way! Hey!

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