Tarot card for the Day ~ April 4

Four of Swords

Isolt of the White Hands

Fortune Cookie: Carve out some time to just be at peace, take it easy, do what’s comfortable and healing; just let the river flow on by.

Quite a lovely card for those who celebrate Easter (and best wishes to all my Christian friends).  Actually, it’s quite a lovely card for anyone who celebrates springtime, beautiful weather, spectacularly blooming early gardens and all that wonderful stuff.  so best wishes to all of you everywhere!

Now, as I normally ask at the top of the post for this card:

Which one of y’all isn’t getting enough rest, enough recuperation, enough time far from the madding crowd? 

[Headline: Tarot Guy Blown Out Window by Draft as Readers All Raise Hands.]   

Look into this card and its advice, then, will ya?  But don’t just make it another item on an overly long to-do list.  Make DIFFERENT choices.

The Four of Swords, then,  is a card of respite and recovery.  It speaks of moving from a stressful environment to a place of safety, calm and comfort. [Regular readers know I prefer under the bed.]

Some readers find that this card speaks of solitude or hermit’s repose.  Others see it as predicting renewal.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds such things as healing, gentle soul searching, convalescing and regaining strength and direction in this card.  [And I’ve been finding a lot of clients the past month or so are expressing a feeling of lack of direction.  So Looky Here you guys!]

 To me, the Four of Swords says:

“Now!  Today! [Especially because it’s a Sunday (and a Holy Day for many)!] Make a mini-retreat!  Give yourself time and space to rest, recharge, recuperate.  As Anna-Marie Ferguson also says, this card recommends you leave a stressful, chaotic situation in order to clear the mind and reevaluate plans ~  so you can refine your sense of where you actually want to go!

Please be sure to carve out at least half an hour, if not most of the day, to just be at peace, take it easy, do what’s comfortable and healing as you let the river (and pretty much everything else) flow by.  [In spite of the fact that much of our culture will be pretty up-to-its ears in lotsa people today.]

Bright blessings, peace, calm and healing!

Quote for the Day:  Over the years a huge number of theological man-hours have been spent debating the famous question:

How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

In order to arrive at an answer, the following facts must be taken into consideration:

Firstly, angels simply don’t dance.  It’s one of the distinguishing characteristics that mark an angel.  They may listen appreciatively to the Music of the Spheres, but they don’t feel the urge to get down and boogie to it.  So, none.

At least, nearly none.  ~ Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, from Good Omens, the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

 Today’s Weather:  Seven Jazzy Badgers, Eight Irate Potentates and Nine Fine Divines.  Plus one Dancing Angel.  

On This Date: 1958 – The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.

 And, tragically: 1968Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.


3 Responses to “Tarot card for the Day ~ April 4”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    What a wonderful Easter/springtime message, Neal. Thank you so much! The spring-time air had me going in a hundred directions these past couple days — yardwork, window washing, garage cleaning, car sprucing up….couldn’t sit still.

    So, today’s message is most welcome. A gentle yoga class this morning…and a day to take it easy and let the river flow by.

    The colored eggs are so lovely…as is the peace symbol. And….hmmm…guess I haven’t seen many dancing angels! Interesting.

    ~ ~ Blessings and peace, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    ” And….hmmm…guess I haven’t seen many dancing angels!”

    Now you know why.

    You really must read (if you haven’t already) GOOD OMENS by Gaiman & Pratchett

    Happy day!



  3. Donna Allen Says:

    I will check to see if it’s available through our local library tomorrow. Some good reading time is available with spring break, ‘n’ all.

    Thank you! Happy day to you, too. 🙂

    ~ ~ Donna

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