Tarot Card ~ October 9


Seven of Cups

The Questing Beast

Fortune Cookie: Go after the joy. Seek it, quest after it, demand it!  And for pity’s sake, at least be sure you can actually define what it is − or what it would be, if you had your druthers − for you.

 To see the card:Legend_The_Arthurian_Tarot

Well.  A card that actually made perfect sense for a recent time we saw it — St. Patrick’s Day.  But it’s a GREAT and also actually useful card for consideration any day at all.  At all.  Any.

So are we ready to pay attention? Huh?  Huh?  Eh?

That’s good, because it’s an important card with a very solid reminder.  A reminder of what?  

A reminder that we really need to work on joyfulness in our lives.  [I know.  Sounds couter-intuitive.  Right?  Well, toobad.]

So.  Joyfulness. My advice would be to stop reading this, have a Guiness or a Mimosa or a tequila sunrise or an Irish coffee or some God Bud pancakes or strawberry cough brownies, or a…

Oh, wait.  Wrong blog.  Right audience, maybe, but wrong blog.



Anyway, we really need to work on joyfulness in our lives.

This is another card where my interpretation may diverge a tidly, tadly [or rather substantial] bit from that of other readers.  And I’m pretty joyful about it.

Some see the Seven of Cups as recommending opening to visions through contemplation. [Or SPECIAL pancakes?]

Mustn’t argue with that, ever, unless you’re ready to have the Storm Troopers of Light come kick yer butt all across the floor, not to mention several dimensions, with at least one of them being Texas.  And gold lamé spacesuits with ruby wings and emerald go-go boots first thing in the morning is more than I can handle.  Even with killer pancakes. 


Some readers find the card dictates that the querent (questioner) has a choice to make, and must decide upon one of various options.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees this card as betokening – among other things − fantasy, whims or perhaps a bizarre turn of events.  Right up my alley.  [My office cat refers to my office as the Bizar Bazar.] 

I see the Seven of Cups as the card of utter, total complete joy and joyful abandon. 

There may be some need to stay at least a bit grounded, so you DON’T go completely off into the realm of fantasy in a    

 ҉     ҉     ҉   Wow, look at all the pretty colors!   ҉    ҉    I’ll betcha I can too live on air and rainbows and weird pancakes    ҉     ҉     ҉  !”    kinda scenario.

But [but! but! but! but! but!] this is also the card of Fairy Favors, creativity and clear vision around attaining true desires. [Legally.] (And, as I said to a client in a recent reading, it really does imply that you’re going to do some meaningful work on defining and owning what your TRUE desires in this life actually are!)

And this can be a great, great time to do some wishcraft around becoming reacquainted with the Green Fey Friends down the garden way now that autumn is solidly here, and work to re-earn the Fairy Favors they offer.

So go after the joy. Seek it, quest after it, demand it!  And for pity’s sake, at least be sure you can actually define what it is − or what it would be, if you had your druthers − for you.

Let yourself renew your belief in and commitment to your happiness, and be open to the myriad magical ways the universe may offer to bring it to you.  Let yourself be open to surprises and miracles in that regard.  And open to a little Fairy Magic today! 

Joy!  Joy!  Joy!

And JOY!!!

Bright blessings! 

And don’t forget joy!

 Quote for the Day: Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.  ~ Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Today’s Weather:  Underwhelmed but appreciative. Navel-gaze at your peril.   

On This Date:  1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. 

And: 1978Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor dies.

In memorium:


(and the original! )







2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 9”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I have come to absolutely LOVE this card. Yup, it’s my favorite. So glad it came up … and it does have a personal significance for me that it showed itself today. So thank you!

    I also appreciate you sharing Neil Diamond’s “If You Go Away” and Jacques Brel’s “Ne me quitte pas”. Both beautiful. I didn’t realize that “Ne me quitte pas” is the original.

    Gratitude, Donna P.S. Looking so forward to your 10.10.10 Shamanic Journeying circle tomorrow at the Mandala Center.

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna.

    Oh… is that tomorrow? Hmmmm…

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