Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 16

Seven of Shields

Castle Of Wonders

Fortune Cookie: Find a goal that is worthy of your efforts.  Know what it is, and why you have chosen it.  Keep pushing once, twice, AS MANY TIMES AS IT TAKES till the opposition is eliminated or finally just gives up and goes away.  And know that your most beautiful dreams can come true.

Okay, let’s cut to the chase on this one.  It’s a card that says (in my perception)

Try, TRY, TRY AGAIN!

And it’s a good card right now, I’m thinking, when people may be experiencing some I-thought-I’d-feel-better-once-it-was-spring-but-I-don’t type depression and maybe some fatigue ~ compassion fatigue, gardening fatigue, earthquake fatigue, recession fatigue, Ohcrap!I’vegotthefluagain fatigue, my boss is a twit fatigue, life sucks fatigue, Neal drones on and on like a little old lady fatigue ~ whatever. 

Well, too bad.  Because, you see, the potential for you to experience goodness and goodies far beyond your brightest hopes is right there in front of you IF you screw up your courage and connect with your dreams and  

Try, TRY, TRY AGAIN!

[Do I need to do that one more time, or have I made my point?]

The Seven of Shields in my deck is a card that requires a Nealio’s sprained-bashed-and-mangled faerystory version of the legend behind the card. 

As usual, my version of the story may be a bit different than what you will find in some Arthurian mythologies.  And my interpretation of the card veers a bit from the norm as well. 

So, depending on what you can best handle at the moment, grab a mug of hot something, a bottle of whatever, a hookah or a few of those cute little mushrooms the seven dwarves used to sell on market day, and away we go.

Sir Gawain found himself in hot pursuit of an outlaw knight.  He chased the cur over hill and dale [sorry, Dale] until at length the outlaw rode into the courtyard of a great castle, and then right into the great hall of the castle itself. 

Gawain galloped on in,too. 

As Gawain entered the hall, he began being pelted by a huge indoor storm of sleet, large iceballs and stones.  Being a prudent man, Gawain reined in his worthy steed, thinking, “Hmm….  There’s more here than meets the eye, as Ringo once said. Or will say. Maybe I better just go back and tell the lads I lost track of the outlaw, and I’ll hunt him down another day.”

But being a brave soul and one of the leading lights of the flower of chivalry that was Camelot, he pulled himself together and said, “Nay then. ’Tis my quest, and meet it is that I pursue it come what may.”  Or something a bit more pointed. And he began pushing his way through the storm.

At which point the storm simply stopped.  And he found himself confronted by an entire army, blocking the path of pursuit.  Again he took pause, thinking, “This here is some weirdness here, y’all kin bet ready money on that!  Maybe it’d be better to jist come back another day and see wossup then.”  But again, he screwed up his courage [see verbiage above], pulled out his trusty sword and launched himself against the foes.

At which point they disappeared.  Ha! 

Only to be replaced by a huge lion and griffin who – um, which?  Nah, who − blocked his way.  This time Gawain really took a step back, thinking, “Okay.  Look, magic is one thing, but this is getting ridiculous.  I could end up a hot steaming lunch here.  And, they’re protected species, aren’t they?  I’m just not gonna.…   I’m not….  Aw, bugrit!” 

And again he remembered his quest and his solemn vow to his droogies from the Round Table, so he pushed forward, hard.  The lion and griffin disappeared.

And as Gawain sat, staring into the center of the immense hall, A GREAT MAGICKE occurred.  There was a shimmer, and a shine, and a wrinkle in reality that became a doorway into a realm of wonders, goodness and healing.  It was a place which offered many amazing, magical things, along with major cash and gems, which the goodlye Knighte gathered up and took back for the benefit of Camelot.     

So, what has that got to do with the card?

I thought you’d never ask.  [Just like you thought I’d never finish the damn story.]

Okay, some readers see the Seven of Shields as betokening money, business and barter.  Anna Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, writes of treasures, bounty, persistence and the steady, methodical removal of obstacles [some of which may be in-laws, coworkers or bonehead politicians].

When this card shows up for a client, I’m likely to say,

Okay.  What it comes down to now is

~ knowing what you’re really going after, and

~ refusing to give up. 

You may feel overmatched, overwhelmed, afraid and even a tad hopeless.  But if your goal is REALLY important to you, remember what it is, screw up your courage, dig in your heels and push back or push on.  Hard! 

And if you really have chosen a goal that is worthy of you, and important to you, have faith in yourself.  You will succeed beyond your brightest dreams.

Find a goal that is worthy of your efforts.  Know what it is, and why you have chosen it.  Keep pushing once, twice, AS MANY TIMES AS IT TAKES till the opposition is eliminated or finally just gives up and goes away.  And know that your most beautiful dreams can come true.

Bright blissings and great wonders! 

Quote for the Day:  It’s hard for me, a Jew, to stay in the moment. Without the past, where is the guilt? And without the future, where is the dread? And without guilt and dread, who am I? ~ Christopher Moore, from Lamb 

Today’s Weather: Sun showers [cf: legal grounds for skipping school] all over yer blues.  Swipe a slivovitz from the guy at the next stool. 

On This Date: 1178 BC – The calculated date of the Greek king Odysseus‘ return home from the Trojan War. [They can track THAT?  I can’t even keep my library due dates straight.]

And: 1943 – Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.

Oh.

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3 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 16”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Quite the psychedelic-effects-of-LSD picture!

    On another subject altogether… I was talking with a friend at school today about the spring “home sprucing up on a dime” I’ve been doing. It’s something I’ve been working closely with Spirit on. It’s been fun BECAUSE (as I told her) I’ve been keeping my “spiritual antennae” up and staying tuned to little nudges here and there as to what to do next. As I spoke, I realized I was quoting you… “keep your spiritual antennae up”. It’s pretty amazing to be in the flow of Divine guidance around something so “mundane”.

    And you don’t drone on and on… 🙂

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna!

    [Especially for saying I don’t drone on and on.]
    [Especially for saying I don’t drone on and on.]
    [Especially for saying I don’t drone on and on.]
    [Especially for saying I don’t drone on and on.]
    [Especially for saying I don’t drone on and on.]

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Yer funny!!

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