Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 7

King of Cups

The Fisher King

Fortune Cookie: Do your work.  Do it brilliantly.  But know that you must WITHOUT FAIL build in play time (as YOU perceive it), recovery time, recharging time in order to be fulfilled in your life, and in order to fulfill your promises to the world at this time.

 

Aaahh…  A lovely, mellow and healing card.  And a powerful one, too.  One we saw only three weeks ago, but it’s good to find again.

The Fisher King is, according to Arthurian legend, the hereditary guardian of The Holy Grail, which has rested within his family’s castle for generations or more.  There are many versions of why he has the title, Fisher King; some of these Celtic stories actually precede the Arthur legends by a long, LOOONG way.

Anyway, in my Nealio’s sprained-bashed-beatup-and-mangled faerystory version of what you need to know about him: 

The Fisher King is a kind, brave, generous, creative and well-balanced ruler who has a mystical bent and a deep respect for the sacred –  which is hardly surprising.  After all, he is about as much A PART of the sacred himself as a person can be.  So keep an eye out for such a person over the next few days.  Or see what you can do to emulate more fully those characteristics yourself.

At one point, The Fisher King took a magical wound, a wound that was unhealing.  In some traditions, the characteristic of this unhealing wound would, in and of itself, mark him as a shaman, or at least shamanically inclined. 

According to legend, the only time he was completely free of the wound’s ravaging pain was when he would go out alone in his little boat, fishing.  So he would do that at some point, if possible, every day − and then go back to his labors as guardian of The Grail.

And that begins to bring us back to the card itself.

When this card turns up for a client, I usually say something along the line of:

Look.  This is a period during which you’re going to be very busy

You’re probably going to have lots of responsibilities and have to go in a number of different directions at once. 

 And you’ll care enough about it all to want to do it ALL really well.

So, from the outset, remember to be fair, kind and generous to those who work with you and those who are around you in your life.

Be brave about going after what you really need to be able to do things well, and about going after what will really be for the highest and best of all concerned.

And remember to be fair, kind and generous to yourself as well. 

Plan from the beginning to build in – and use − specific, regular times for rest, recuperation, re-inspiration and whatever is necessary for you to be recharged AND fulfilled.

So do your work.  Do it brilliantly.  But know that you must WITHOUT FAIL build in play time (as YOU perceive it – for some of us, that’s a good, dream-filled nap), recovery time, recharging time in order to be fulfilled in your life, and in order to fulfill your promises to the world at this time.

Brightest blessings!

Quote for the Day: Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.  ~ George Carlin

Today’s Weather: Well. Ummm…  Right.  Plumbing that heaves and rattles and produces water that’s more or less khaki in color for a bit. But still…

On This Date:  1906Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. [Gee. And I thought it happened way back before that.  Like in January 1906.  Or AD 79 or something.]

  
And a short moment for my beloved friend and amazing astrologer Pamela D. Gilchrist, who left ten years ago on this date.  See ya ’round, kiddo!
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5 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 7”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    While I’m much, much better at not feeling guilty for taking time to recharge, recuperated, rest, re-inspire, this card’s message always comes as a happy “re-mind-er”.

    A quote with a cute twist: “…and don’t pet the sweaty things.” Though I do think Tabby will insist on a scratch behind the ears this summer…sweaty or not!

    And, how sweet of you to remember your dear friend Pamela on your blog. I’m sure she feels loved and honored.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. Donna Allen Says:

    Hi Neal,

    Hope you don’t mind one more comment for today…

    On her YouTube video for today Doreen Virtue says that in all the international celebrations, this date, April 7th, it is declared “No Housework Day”. (New to me! But, hey..!)

    That means, according to Doreen, no dishes, no laundry, no trash, no making of beds, and no guilt. Give it a rest!

    I found the correlation between her message and yours (both on resting) very interesting.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  3. shamanspath Says:

    Hmmm….

    Great mice thinking alike. I mean minds. Minds. Right.

  4. shamanspath Says:

    “Though I do think Tabby will insist on a scratch behind the ears this summer…sweaty or not!”

    Trust me. You get too sweaty, kitty no like.

  5. Donna Allen Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on … “get too sweaty, kitty no like.” They sure do have a way of letting you know what they will tolerate… or not. A little kiss on the face is now acceptable. Don’t touch the paws. “I like to be up ‘n’ attem by 6:00 a.m. — meow, meow, meow — it’s time now. A hop in the tub means he’s like the water to trickle a bit so he can drink. Etc. Etc. A client/friend (who has 6 cats) just left. She was politely interested in what I had to say, but Tabby REALLY was the one who had her attention.

    So much for cats…and mice…and minds… 🙂

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