Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 8

Queen of Cups

Britannia

Fortune Cookie:  Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

Hmmm… quite the card to show up the day after the King of Cups.  Let those who would find meaning therein be about it!

We last saw this card in late February.  And, as ever, it’s one of those, “Yo!  Will you PLEASE just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE?” kinda cards.  Makes sense for most of us as we slog on through winter’s last little fits and finishes cutting in on the spring.  [Those of you in Georgia, the Carolinas, etc….  Hush!] 

Most readers respond to this card by predicting things like happiness, pleasure, or a good, fair, honest and devoted woman who will serve the querent − the person having the reading.  So if those things fit in with your needs, reach out for them; let yourself receive them.  And if you encounter such a person, by all means engage her on your behalf. 

One reader finds this card embodies the nature of St. Clare − the founder of the Poor Clares –  the feminine counterpart of St. Francis who embraced poverty, simplicity and service with great love and compassion for all.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees the Queen of Cups as many beautiful and wonderful things, including an Otherworldly woman with a wealth of artistic ability who trusts her psychic abilities.  Also a poetic person of vision and intelligence.  So, by all means, EMBODY THOSE THINGS in yourself and your life. 

Britannia is the Spirit of the Land of Great Britain, and (in my interpretation of this card) reminds us that we bear an obligation of loyalty to our land, i.e.,  to our environment and all the creatures who continue to live among us, as well as to those we have displaced in our creation of “civilization.”

In working with clients over the years, I have also come to know the Queen of Cups as a card of compassion – especially compassion for the self. 

One of the most persistent pop psychology tenets of the 70s went something like,

“You can’t reeeeelly love anyone else unless you love yourself first.” 

Well, I’ve found that this card cautions something like that. 

When it turns up for a client, I remind them that, whatever may be going on in their life, it would be well if the whole magilla were seen and understood through the perspective of compassionate contemplation. 

And, just as important, it is necessary to be compassionate toward the self during times of stress or turmoil.  That way, we’ll be more likely to take care of ourselves well enough to be an appropriately compassionate helper to others if/when we are called to.

So:

Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

Bright blessings and a beautiful, gentle day!

Quote for the Day:  It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.  ~ Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, from Good Omens

 Today’s Weather:  Oygevultadelic surges and declinations. Make ye now a hot corned beef on rye pentacle to ward off the wurst.

 On This Date:  1093 – The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 8”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    How interesting that the Queen of Cups showed up the day after the King of Cups did.

    Your card message…compassion especially for the self… was perfect for me today. It was supported by a message from Daily Guidance from Your Angels –which I “so happened to read” today as well: “…you have a sensitive soul and a feeling heart, so please treat yourself with gentleness. While you’re not in any way fragile, you deserve the respect that compassion affords…Take your time today and don’t rush or push yourself — easy does it.”

    Between your message and the latter…and a healthy spoonful of compassion for the self, I was able to take a deep breath and move through my busy day with grace and ease.

    ~ ~ Thanks so much, Neal.

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    De rien!

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