Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 18

Page of Swords

The Adder

Fortune Cookie: Identify, own and begin a deep and bright personal transformation  TODAY!

This guy last, uh, popped up for us just about six weeks ago. He’s back.  He’s potent.  He’s wise.  He’s transformational.  Check him out! Take advantage of his wisdom. [Or else why are you reading this?  Hmmmm?]  

A typical reader might say the Page of Swords betokens something along the lines of authority, secret service, vigilance, maybe even spying.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, includes insight, receiving info first-hand about an important matter, and overseeing confidential affairs, among other insights this card brings.

So if any of those phrases pop out for you — like if you’re still waiting for notice about your parole hearing or whatever — keep your intuitive antenna up about the matter that resonates a bunch.

As I look at this card in the Legend deck, I’m reminded that The Snake (in this case, Adder) is a universal symbol of at least five things [although even I must occasionally remember that the Great Sigmund is reported to have said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar…”].  Yeah, okay, fine. 

Where were we.  Oh yeh.  Snake is a universal symbol of at least five things.

Snake symbolizes:

1. transformation and rebirth (the snake sheds its skin, and in that process experiences rebirth;  it has become a new creature and a creature renewed)

2. healing (the Rod of Asklepios, Greek God of Healing and Medicine, was entwined by a snake, and snakes were sacred totem animals, guardians and helpers at the temples of dream healing dedicated to him)

3. subconscious wisdom (knowledge of the Shamanic Lower World, which is almost universally understood to be a place of deep and beautiful healing as well as  a place of ancient and traditional wisdom)

4. masculine energy (any questions on this one?  Go back to our friend Freud)

5. clandestine affairs (the sneaky sneaky sneaky snakey)

So when the Page of Swords shows up for a client, I’m likely to ask him or her

~ what kind of deep personal transformation have you been longing for?

~ how can you be open to a rebirth − for personal and/or planetary healing?

~ how can you connect with deeper and perhaps archaic or ancestral wisdom, (Shamanic journeying, deep meditation, magic, prayerwork ) and to what purposes?

~ how can you go after these things in a direct, vigorous, perhaps even forceful way?

~ how will you test for integrity – in yourself, no less than in those around you?

Also, this card indicates that it may be a good idea to be more than normally open to help or guidance from someone of substantial masculine energy: a positive, powerful man or a strong and wise woman-warrior type, for example.

So, given all that:

What is the deep and bright personal transformation you can own and begin TODAY?  DO IT!

Bright blessings and beautiful, healing transformation!

Quote for the Day:  The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.   ~ Marcus Aurelius

Today’s Weather:  Hurricanoes of wave petunias dancing the meringue with dayglo garden gnomes; wallaby bartenders.  What was in that funny little bottle? 

On This Date:  1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.


And: 1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.



3 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 18”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    The cigar picture takes the cake! Love those roses!

    ~ ~ Enjoying my morning laughter. ~ ~ Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Didn’t recognize me, did ya?

    Wish my blog itself had picked up the photo. Ohwell.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Lit’ Red Riding Hood didn’t recognize the Big Bad Wolf, either!

    Yeah, it would be nice if your blog had picked up the photo…

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