Tarot Card ~ October 29


Four of Swords

Isolt of the White Hands

Fortune Cookie: Carve out some time to just be at peace, take it easy, do what’s comfortable and healing; just let the river flow on by.





A lovely and healing card, and one we haven’t seen since the first day of June.  Dunno about its advice, though, at the moment.  There’s an awful lot going on. Although… in a world that seems a bit overwrought, in a lotta directions, maybe it does make sense. 

Now, as I normally ask at the top of the post for this card:

Which one of y’all isn’t getting enough rest, enough recuperation, enough time far from the madding crowd? 

[Headline: Tarot Guy Blown Out Window by Draft as Readers All Raise Hands.]   

Look into this card and its advice, then, will ya?  But don’t just make it another item on an overly long to-do list.  Seek a way to make DIFFERENT choices.

The Four of Swords, then,  is a card of respite and recovery.  It speaks of moving from a stressful environment to a place of safety, calm and comfort. [Regular readers know I prefer under the bed if not under the floorboards.  Or maybe Canada.]

Some readers find that this card speaks of solitude or hermit’s repose.  Others see it as predicting renewal.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds such things as healing, gentle soul searching, convalescing and regaining strength and direction in this card.  [And I’ve been finding a lot of clients the past month or so are expressing a feeling of lack of direction.  So Looky Here you guys!]

To me, the Four of Swords says:

“Now!  Today! [Especially because it’s a Friday!] Make a mini-retreat!  Give yourself time and space to rest, recharge, recuperate.  As Anna-Marie Ferguson also says, this card recommends you leave a stressful, chaotic situation in order to clear the mind and reevaluate plans ~  so you can refine your sense of where you actually want to go!

Please be sure to carve out at least half an hour, if not most of the day, to just be at peace, take it easy, do what’s comfortable and healing as you let the river (and pretty much everything else) flow by. 

Bright blessings, peace, calm and healing!

Quote for the Day:   Be here now.  ~ Ram Dass 

                             [Be somewhere else later.] ~NS

Today’s Weather:  Mopey poets, digging for inspiration.  Look up, dudes! 

On This Date: 1886 – The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 29”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    What an absolutely WONDERFUL message, Neal. The flowers are just beautiful…as is the Ram Dass quote admonishing us to “Be here now.” … AND the humor in your [Be somewhere else later.]

    As I was relishing the “twilight zone” of waking up this morning, I was talking to my angels about my upcoming day. I was told to make it a “relaxing day.” “You’ve got to be kidding!” I said. But they weren’t.

    Your message confirms their words.

    Thanks so much! A peaceful, relaxing day to you, too (even though there IS an awful lot going on).

    ~ ~ Donna

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