Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 20

Ace of Swords

Sword of Strange Hangings 

Fortune Cookie:  Undertake a quest for a new beginning in a way that is firm yet considerate of the law: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!  

This is a card that turned for us just over a month ago.  And less than two weeks before that.  So, aside from me, IS THERE ANYBODY NOT PAYING SUFFICIENT ATTENTION TO THIS CARD?  I mean it.  Really!  Own up.  Right.  Attention.  Right?  Right. 

All right, boys and girls, ALL TOGETHER NOW:

Aces in any Tarot deck are cards of a new beginning.


~ How can you (how do you need to) begin your life anew, today, right now?

~ What changes can you begin, even in ways that may seem small? 

~ What potentials can you believe in, hope for, reach for and remember?

When the Ace of Swords comes up in a reading, as it did for a client just yesterday, I say something like:

Your new beginning has to do with going on an adventure, of giving yourself permission to go after something that really sets your heart and soul on fire. 

Please understand, if you undertake this quest, it very well may involve the release of some element of your life that no longer serves you. 

Should you find that to be the case, strive to let the release be as quick and clean as possible, a very skillful surgery.”

I’ll stand by that. 

But as I’ve worked with clients who have had this card come up, I’ve also come to perceive that the adventure, the new beginning and the release tend to have an aspect of destiny to them: we often find that the person has reached a point where they must make some choices to move forward in order to evolve as their life offers them the potential to do. 

And what I often see is, in doing so, they do very well to remember that even big changes can be initiated and made without creating negative karma

By the way, I have also found that this card betokens a positive outcome for skillfully undertaken literal surgery. 

(And for some people, the adventure they decide to go on, and the “surgery” of the release they decide to make, can lead to a profound healing of the romantic side of life as well.)

What is your new beginning?  What adventure does your destiny call you to − beginning today?   What may you be called to release? 

Undertake your quest in a way that is firm yet considerate of the law:



Bright blessings and joyous adventures!

Quote for the Day:  Researchers have tested CEOs of successful corporations for their ability to see the future, such as predicting a string of numbers they will be shown later. The CEOs who are good at this are usually those who are also highly successful in running their corporations. In other words, their precognitive ability correlates with their corporate success. CEOs who did not have this ability tend to have mediocre success rates in their corporations. So business success and premonition ability seem to go hand in hand. ~ Larry Dossey, MD from The Power of Premonitions

Today’s Weather:  Intermittent aardvarks.  

On This Date: 1926Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.



6 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ April 20”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    In reference to the “On This Date” message…It’s hard to imagine (I’m sure we can’t) what technology will bring to the world in another 80 years or so. (Or even 20!)

  2. shamanspath Says:

    On the one hand, I agree. On the other, I occasionally worry that 2090 will find us rediscovering how to keep a cave warm through the winter. Oh well, it’s Tuesday.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Hmmm…I do believe that we co-create with our thoughts. And one of the Ten Intentions for a Better World (which YOU introduced me to) reads, in part: I am living in grace and gratitude. I stay positive.

    So, dear teacher, though staying positive can be challenging at times, it beats the alternative. And the words… “stay pumped up in spirit” are coming to mind. Hmmm…Wonder where I heard/read THOSE words?

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna (a grateful student)

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Get them from a fortune cookie?

  5. Donna Allen Says:

    It would pretty much blow me away if they ever showed up in a fortune cookie (unless you go into the fortune cookie business…hmmm….but then, in a way you have…) You might check your home page.

  6. shamanspath Says:

    ET check home?

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