Tarot Card ~ September 22


The Tower

Vortigern’s Fortress

Fortune Cookie: Go back to the shop and hammer out a few of the most basic details about who you are, what you believe, what your foundation is, what you want to build — and why. 

 To see the card: http://strangerealms.multiply.comHmmmmm…


Kind of an interesting card to guide us through the Autumn. 

I mean, it makes sense and all.  And God knows, the political headbangers THINK that’s what they’re doing. 

Even so, facing this card daily for the next three months… 

I know I need to, but I still can’t help wanting to launch just a wee tiny technicolor Oh Bugger!!! 

There.  I feel much better now.

This card last showed up almost precisely five months ago. So the energy is still percolating around the Kozmos.    

As I’ve written before, this IS such a valuable card.  [And it’s one of my longer posts, for which I apologize.]  [Yes, really.  But don’t expect me to grovel, mind…] So here we go. 

As we have seen,his is definitely another of those OhBugger! kinda cards, at least from its appearance — in ANY Tarot deck. 

It’s one of those cards for which − by my interpretation, which veers a good piece from the norm − I’m supposed to tell you, “Ah, yes, yes, yes.  Don’t jump to conclusions.  Don’t leap before you look.  Really significant opportunities for growth here.” 

And as I always ask,

Remember the teachers (from high school math types to your skating coach to Ram Dass to Mother Teresa to Miss Laura on Romper Room to un-indicted senators and everybody in between) who have said that?  It always really means, “Get ready for some deep down bone crunching head spinning hard work!”  Even I admit that, and I have the honesty quotient of a newt.  

Well, so, maybe that old hard work thing IS the case here.  Maybe.  But with this card, it’s also a matter of IMPORTANT work that will be worth your time and energy for sure.   Hard work, yeah, yeah, true, but SO VERY meaningful.

Now, The Tower isn’t a dire card, at least not as I’ve been given to understand it – intuitively and through my experience with clients. 

But when my clients see it as it’s depicted in the Legend deck − a huge red dragon fighting a ginormous white one, completely destroying a massive royal fortress in the process – it sort of makes them go, “Eeep-Mewlp,” suck in their breath,  swallow hard and say, “WTF!”  [That’s Wensleydale Trainspotting Factotums.]

So what’s different about my understanding of the card and what it offers?  I usually say something like:

Okay, I know it looks scary, dragons fighting, castles blown to bits.  But really, it’s positive.


The card is asking you to examine yourself, your dreams and your being. 

It’s saying, Hey.  Stop for a minute.  Look at your life.  Think about it now.  

If you take your life down to its foundation, down to what’s REALLY important, what’s really essential to the you that is really you, then WHAT IS THAT TRUE FOUNDATION?      Who are you?      What are you?       What is it that you REALLY have available to build upon, and wish to build upon, this time around? 

And, by the way, WHAT will you build upon it?

This evaluation should be applied to every area of significance in your life, particularly those in which you’re experiencing some transition.  [Transition.  What a weenie word

How about Stress .  Or Wobble!  Or   Outright Caving In!!!   Better?]

What is the true foundation – for YOU:

What is the true foundation of career?

What is the true foundation of family?

What is the true foundation of relationships – of each and every kind, from the most intimate and powerful to minor friendships to the bagger at the grocery store?

What is the true foundation of joy?

What is the true foundation of spiritual connectedness?

What is the true foundation of physical health?

What is the true foundation of emotional health?

What is the true foundation of creativity?

What is the true foundation of home?

What is the true foundation of beauty?

And so on, all through the entire list: everything on your own personal list of areas of your life that are important to you. 

What IS the true foundation for YOU?

[And how many different type faces can this idiot insert for no good reason in one single post?]

Once you know what your various true foundations are, then you can determine what you’d like to build upon them, how you want to do it, and what the best way is to go about it. 

And it’s perfectly okay if what you wish to build changes.  It can be a villa one week, a pagoda the next, a log cabin next month and a fairy castle sometime after that.  So long as you know WHAT your foundations TRULY are, and honor them, then what you are about building is and will be perfect.

What are your foundations in each area of your being?  How can you be mindful of them?  How can you stay mindful of them?  What do you wish to build upon them?  How can you begin today?  

Bright blessings and a deep, happy, helpful knowing of yourself!

Quote for the Day: I think that talent really means wanting to make a dream come true, and the rest is sweat, perspiration and discipline. I don’t really know what is meant by art and artists. ~ Jacques Brel

Today’s Weather:  Poe meets Gandhi in a grudge match to determine who gets to be Robin Williams in the next lifetime.  More cappucino and a bag of Tolle house cookies! 

On This Date: 1869Richard Wagner‘s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.


In the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 11:09 pm EDT.

September 22 is the 265th day of the year. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year.




2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ September 22”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Excuse me, Dear Sir, but you’re not an idiot…and your honesty quotient more than surpasses that of a newt. (I’m not sure who is cuter, though.)

    This feels like the perfect card for the autumn season. It’s asking some pretty important questions: Who are you? What do you believe? What is your foundation? What do you want to build…and why? Pretty important stuff to ponder as the days get shorter (and shorter..and shorter) and we take the time to go inside to explore the answers.

    This morning I was re-reading Sonia Choquette’s free downloadable e-book (www.trustyourvibes), “The Psychic Pathway to Joy”. A few sentences on the first page jumped out at me:

    Be aware of the difference between what is real and what is actually a projection of your worries and fears. Don’t confuse your greatest worries and darkest fears for reality. If you do, you will eliminate all possibility for the magic of the Universe to grace your life.

    Somehow your card message and these few phrases are coming together to give me guidance and inspiration for these next coming months. I’ll see how it all comes together…but it feels good!

    ~ ~ Thanks so much…and autumn blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Really goos dtuff, Donna.

    Thank you.



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