Archive for May 4th, 2010

Tarot card for the Day ~ May 5

May 4, 2010

The Priestess

Nimue

Fortune Cookie:  Know your magic. (Know you’re magic!Own your magic.  (Own you’re magic!Do what’s necessary for you to be and feel inspired.  Then use your magic consciously to benefit yourself and others.

Hmmmmm… The Priestess last appeared for us at the top of last month. And as I see it, it’s a wonderful magic-of-any-season-kinda-card. So give ye a goode and attent ear here.  Or there.  Or wherever.

In general, The Priestess is seen as a keeper of secrets, of ancient or arcane wisdom.

She is also known as a wielder of strong intuitive powers.  So, this would be a good time to let your intuition guide you − try not to get in its way!

[So I suppose this would be a good day to get a reading.  Or to schedule one, anyhow!

Some readers would say mystical studies may also appeal to you at this time, and you could take up the study of subjects such as astrology, tarot or other esoteric knowledge. And that incredible gifts await you. All you have to do is acknowledge that within lies all knowledge. There is some sense to this last bit ALWAYS!

Or, if it wasn’t a weekday, this would be a superb day to go to the Art Museum and just hang out among the unsurpassably beautiful power objects from other times, places and dimensions.  Basking in their amazing vibrations can be spiritually empowering, and just sitting with them can alter your state of consciousness as profoundly as purposeful meditation.  Or go in with your favorite MP3 meditation, and sit by something that sets your soul on fire. Try it.  Really. You’ll be amazed!

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees The Priestess as indicating inspiration and a powerful connection with the collective unconscious or world soul.  Also, astute psychic ability.  A good time for it, as the coming of spring brings periods where the realms of magic open for us!  There can also be elements of a need for solitude today, so honor that if you feel it and if you can.

Finally, the Priestess is recognized as one who can walk fully and successfully in two worlds – that of ordinary reality and its people, and that the of the higher realms and the Fay.  [Time to read old books about Findhorn again, maybe? (http://www.findhorn.org/onlinecommunity/monthlythemes)  Or get to know Perelandra (http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/)?]

When this card turns up for a client, I usually offer something like,

The Priestess is an important role model.  She owns her magic and uses it for her benefit and for the good of those she loves. 

So, one of the critical questions that I often finding myself working through with clients is, “What IS your magic?”  You can’t own it if you haven’t even identified it and been willing to stake a claim to it. 

And don’t try to weenie out of the discussion by assuming I’m ONLY talking about Dumbledore-caliber ceremonial high magic.

So what IS your magic

Is it a gift for healing from your hands or in your soothing voice? 

Is it a long-developed ability to coax amazing music from even the most beat-up old piano (or guitar, or flute, or djembe)? 

Is it a capacity to write clearly and with passion about things that would normally be a complete yawn? 

Is it the knack to lighten the mood of a tense meeting with a smile and an off-the-wall analogy?  

Is it a love for numbers that helps a not-for-profit manage its razor thin margin? 

Is it a talent for teaching and inspiring? 

Is it an ability to grow moss in the desert or sell refrigerators to an Inuit?

What is your magic?  It’s what you love to do, and what lifts people around you when you do it, or what allows them some hope and healing because you do it − even if you’re stuffed away in a cubbyhole somewhere.   

Know your magic. 

(Know you’re magic!) 

Own your magic. 

(Own you’re magic!) 

Do what’s necessary for you to be and feel inspired.  Then use your magic consciously to benefit yourself and others.

Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bright blessings, light and magic!          

Quote for the Day:  I don’t think Home’s a place anymore.  I think it’s a state of mind. ~ Neil Gaiman, from The Sandman, A Game of You

Today’s Weather: A half-souzled pixie with some REAL attitude!  Offer a cheese sandwich and some blueberry preserves.  

On This Date: 1494Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain. [Natives protest, saying, “But ze Franche, zey have zo much better zee fashion sense!]

125th day of the year!

Happy Cinco!

[The natives may have been right.]

Musical interlude in celebration!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBHYXlIwoGc

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Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 4

May 4, 2010
Seven of Spears

Arch of Twelve Kings

Fortune Cookie:  What do you want?  What would your victory be?  Assume today is the day that you begin to move toward sure victory. 

This card last turned for us on back in March.  It’s of those cards we should work with  regularly to help us keep track of who we are and who we hope to be.  [Who? Whom? Who cares?] It really is very helpful.

The Arch referred to here is a monument created by Merlin’s magic in celebration of the defeat of twelve lesser kings who rebelled against Arthur early in his reign. 

As I’ve asked before: do the twelve kings sound at all like the chaotic, nagging, self-defeating things we get stuck thinking about ourselves, our talents and abilities, even our lives?   Isn’t it wearying to find ourselves so often in rebellion against our higher and better selves?  What a waste of energy, time, peace of mind, hormones, talent and… energy!

So listen up, y’all!  I consider this to be the card of utter, total and complete victory.  It may be victory after a loooooooong, tedious and/or hard-fought series of challenges.  But it’s victory nonetheless.

Some readers indicate the Seven of Spears to be a card of bravery and success.  Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, says it speaks of promoting unity for the common good and gaining the confidence of others, among other things.  If any of those indicators fit what you’re trying to be about lately, assume you’ve been given a green light and MOVE!

As we look at what this card is prompting, let me ask:

If you were absolutely certain that you would

ultimately achieve the victory you want

− maybe after considerable time, maybe after considerable strategy and straining, heaving endeavor, maybe after having to release some things in order to ultimately gain what you want –

WHAT

DO YOU WANT?

WHAT

WOULD YOUR VICTORY BE?

~ How long are you willing to work toward it? 

~ How long are you willing to go after it again and again and again? 

~ How will you strategize for it? 

~ With whom, and what will they bring to the table

~ What endeavors will you put forth to achieve it? 

~ What help will you seek, from Spirit and from those around you?

~ What would you give up, release, put aside to have it? 

WHAT

DO YOU WANT?

What

would YOUR victory be?

Assume today is the magical day that

if you answer those questions honestly

if you answer those questions fully

and begin to put into play the elements

of your responses

you will move toward sure victory.

Bright blessings and victory!

P.S.  Just as a corollary:  What do you want to be remembered for one hundred years from now?

Quote for the Day: To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due. ~ Neil Gaiman, from The Sandman: Season of Mists

Today’s Weather:    Dreams of heaven and echoes of hope. 

 On This Date: 1970 – Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, open fire killing four students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States’ invasion of Cambodia.

  

Ravel:  An Interlude of Mourning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqAlMItkV44&feature=related

Ravel: A Musical Reinspiration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXRZQIfxlIU

And: 1852Alice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, is born.