Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 21

King of Shields

Uther

Fortune Cookie: Ask yourself, “What is REALLY important?  Now how do I attend to THAT?”

 

Last saw this card almost two months ago to the day.  As those of you who have been with the blog for a while know, the King of Shields is what I call the card of the Good King.

This is the king who knows what’s going on in his kingdom − how the crops in every county are doing (if not, in fact, how every farmer is doing), what his knights are up to (and what they should be up to), the state of repair of the entire kingdom’s major walls, bridges and roads, etc. − how the kingdom is doing.  Really. 

He’s perfectly comfortable in the limelight, although he does not seek it for himself and does not miss it when it isn’t on him. 

He is simply the good king who understands that his mission is to take care of his kingdom and take care of his subjects so that they generally can take care of themselves.  He considers himself the servant of all his people [even them’s wot’s most deservin’ of a good, solid gangster-smack].

The hard lesson he has learned is that there will always be more things asked of him than he can possibly fulfill, more things in need of attention than he can possibly do or see to, even by delegating. 

He has, therefore, come to understand and be comfortable with the necessity of allocating his resources, caring and effort, in such a way as will provide the greatest return and benefit to himself and especially to his people. 

In his realm, it ISN’T the squeakiest wheel that gets the grease; it’s the wheel whose repair is most significant and valuable to him, his people and his land.

So, beginning today, how can you come to understand better the myriad workings of your kingdom? 

What, in fact, IS your kingdom?  And how do you need to give yourself − in a functional, practical way − permission to attend to that which is really MOST IMPORTANT rather than that which seems MOST URGENT (or most annoying) in order to keep your kingdom’s balance, harmony and prosperity at the forefront of your rule? 

What do you need to let go of, or let go fallow, or let go to hell, for that matter, in order for the stuff you truly care about − the stuff you truly came here to do − to get done and get done well?  

So ask yourself, “What the hell is all that noise?  But more to the point, what is REALLY important?  Now how do I attend to THAT?”

Bright blessings!

Quote for the Day:  If you think anyone is sane you just don’t know enough about them. ~ Christopher Moore, from Practical Demonkeeping

Today’s Weather:  Mostly cursory.  Pockets of purple.  Wear a smoke alarm near each elbow.

On This Date:  Really. Not. Much.  Al Franken was born in 1951, though.

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card for the Day ~ May 21”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    On the quote… You seem sane to me. Do I not know you well enough?

    ~ ~ Donna 🙂

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Well, DUH!

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