Tarot Card ~ October 20

Three of Spears

The Horse Fair

 Fortune Cookie: Own your most amazing and idealistic dreams.  Exert the power YOU possess to pursue them — through very practical means. 

As I have said other times in this blog, I’m not utterly above spooking clients when this card comes up.  I glance at it darkly, lean forward to scan it more carefully, and whisper, 


“Oh Bugger!!” under my breath. 


Or I say: Ahhhhhh… This is a card of very special inspiration. 

[Then I count to fifteen while thinking:  Let ’em chew on THAT for a while!  Nyah—Nyah! Nyah—Nyah! Nyah!]


Blogging really does allow occasional over-indulgence here, dunnit?  Oh well.

Once again, please remember that threes in any Tarot deck are power cards, or rather, that the issue the card is addressing is one of power, even if it doesn’t seem so on the surface.  Typically, a three would counsel things like

~ beware power games,

~ be prepared for power struggles,

~ watch out for failure to own your power  −

   or, better,






~ have a care against disempowerment

   in any area of life, whether by the action

   of others, or by your own action

   or inaction 

~ empower yourself

~ empower those you love and believe in

~ accept the challenge of owning ALL of

   what you are and who you can be

Simple, really.  [I keep telling myself that.  Over and over.  And over.  And it IS getting better.  A bit.  Sort of.  If you kinda squint, y’know?  Oh well.]

The Three of Spears as I see it is a mentoring-kinda card; it gives very specific direction, albeit in a big, global sense.   It says:


Be ruthlessly practical

in pursuit of

a MUCH higher ideal. 

As most of you know, the Tarot deck I use is Legend, the Arthurian Tarot

In my story of the card, which depicts The Horse Fair, I see a young King Arthur having the brilliant insight that, to finally take the throne, and then to more effectively secure his kingdom, he must resurrect a strong cavalry wing (from the old Roman days) and make that the centerpiece of his armed forces. 

Having decided so, he would then have to go to Britain’s great horse fair and be ruthlessly objective in his examination of each animal, knowing that the future of Camelot might well rest on that very creature’s shoulders.   

So?  So: 

Envision your most exalted possibilities,

your highest potential achievement

your most deeply and dearly held hopes

for the Highest and Best. 

Set your goal

Then literally, practically, ruthlessly,

holding your nose to the necessary grindstone(s),

do the things required to achieve your will  − IF you are truly clear that your will is for the Highest and Best! 

Own your most amazing and idealistic dreams.  Exert the power YOU possess to pursue them through practical means.  (One horse at a time, if necessary.)  

Bright blessings and amazing achievements!

Quote for the Day:  If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers. ~ Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s RainbowToday’s Weather:  Wonking wallies bashing on like Grim Beth over highways, byways and slow seagulls. Carry green patent lederhosen in a ziploc bag. 

On This Date: 1979 – The John F. Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.



 Spirit Day – Stop Homophobic Abuse

Wednesday, October 20 · 12:00am – 11:30pm
Wear purple on the 20th of October to honor the six boys who recently committed suicide as a result of being tormented by peers for being gay.
This is not about gay rights. This event has nothing to do with politics or what the Bible says. This event is about loving people. We need to make an effort to show love for every single human being, so that the teen suicides end. I only wish we had done this before these young men took their lives.

p.s. For those of you who are having issues with the title: we’re trying to stop abuse that is homophobic in nature, not abuse of homophobes. Otherwise the title would be “Stop homophobe abuse.”

p.p.s. PLEASE. Do not spread hate on this page, whether that be hate for gays or for anti-gays. This page is about loving other people, so let’s please all be good examples of that love in our actions and words.

Thank you.  [Created by Tara Lynn Foran]   


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