Tarot Card ~ October 23

Four of Spears

La Cote Male Tale & Maledisant

Fortune Cookie: What is your perfect marriage?  What steps will it take to get you there?  How can you begin, at least with a baby step, today?

Yipes!  A card we haven’t seen since last, uh… yesterday!

So if ya just tore your way through it, please slow down, take a look and actually see where and how this card’s wisdom might apply to you. 

In most Tarot decks, the Four of Spears would be seen as a card of harmony, prosperity, happy social occasions and perhaps even romance.  So, because this is a Saturday this time, I hope you will find a way to have them be on tap for today, or at least for this evening. By all means go after them in any way that won’t get anybody arrested.  

When I’m working with a client, I tend to perceive the card as having a stronger energy than those attributes listed above, wunnerful though they are.  In fact, I feel this card makes makes a really powerful demand on the person I’m reading for. 

Because of Anna-Marie Ferguson’s illustration for this card in her Legend deck, and the story it portrays, I call it The Card of the Perfect Marriage.” 

If I were reading for you − as I am, no?, now that I’m sober enough to think of it – I’d suggest you take a few minutes this weekend for a good, hard, close look at all the major areas of your life, especially the ones that register as REALLY important to you just now – whether business, spiritual path, health, and yeah, even relationship – and ask yourself honestly:

What would it take — from everyone involved — to help the situation so that it can evolve into a “perfect marriage?”  Or, what will it take to be honest with yourself and accept that a perfect marriage in said area really-prob’ly- just-ain’t-gonna happen?  And what are all the implications either way?

And remember that, at least as it is represented archetypally, marriage is a coming together of opposites

So think about how something that seems completely the opposite of what you’d normally expect — or would want to try or would think could succeed — might create the harmony, the prosperity, the health, the partnership, the opportunities, the “perfect marriage” you seek.

In the areas of your life most important to you today: What is your perfect marriage?  What steps will it take to get you there?  How can you begin, at least with a baby step, today?

Bright blessings and happy realizations!

Quote for the Day:   I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.  ~ Sir Terry Pratchett

Today’s Whethyr:  Hilarity micromanaged to within an inch of its life.  With popcorn.  

On This Date: 1917 – Lenin calls for the October Revolution[And we know how THAT worked out.]

This would have been more like it.


And, for you astrology-philes: http://www.theastrologyblog.com/ (Full Moon in Aries at 9:28 EST on 10/22)


2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 23”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the John Lennon “Just Give Peace a Chance” You Tube video. My sister came over the day before yesterday wearing a beautiful diamond necklace in the shape of the peace symbol. I expressed admiration of it to her but didn’t give it too much thought. The next day as I meditated, I kept seeing that necklace. The essence of it just glowed and glowed and continues to stay with me. Peace…how very precious it is.

    Yesterday, amidst lots of “girl talk”..of kids, grandkids, husbands, waistlines (or lack thereof), etc…. I shared my meditation with her and found myself saying, “Isn’t that what we really all want? Peace?” Anyway, thank you again Neal.

    I love full moons. I appreciate the astrology info. 🙂

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna. Thanks.


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