Tarot Card ~ October 31

Queen of Spears

Dindrane

Fortune Cookie:  What is your unique personal sacred quest?  How can you recommit to it, know it more fully, and take a concrete step toward it today? How can you open to that in you which is compassionate, kind, healing, artistic, gentle, honorable, mystical – and let those qualities become the pillars of your strength?

 

What a great card for Samhain (as my Pagan, Druid and Wiccan friends would call it), or Hallowe’en as most of the other locals think of it! 

Why? Well, as various sources inform us, many scholars believe that this is the beginning of the Celtic year. [So Happy New Year!]

Beyond that, the Gaels believed that the border between this world and the mystical, magical, potent otherworld became thin on Samhain, so please invest some time and energy to work with that reality at some point during today/tonight.  

And because some animals and plants were dying, it was believed, it allowed the dead to reach back through the veil that separated them from the living. So please take a moment to send love and light to those dear ones [of all species] who have departed.   

Aside from all that, this is such a valuable card for our world at this time, and so congruent with what I’m seeing as a big need for so many clients. I’m grateful to have it come ’round again. 

Some readers find the Queen of Spears to be a dark, kind, friendly and honorable woman, or any person whose energy reflects those qualities. 

 

No.  No.  No!!!!

Others see her as a person of deep spiritual strength, one who encourages the higher aspirations of others.  I like that.  Still others find her to be the archetypal shepherdess,  or one known for mysticism and visionary experiences

Okay.  I can work with that.

I perceive the Queen of Spears to be the card of the feminine sacred questAlthough most people don’t know it or remember it – even the ones who have read Arthurian legends since childhood – there was one lone woman who was among those who quested for the Holy Grail. 

She was Dindrane, Percivale’s sister.  A princess and an anchoress − in Christianity, a woman who chooses to withdraw from the world to live a solitary life of prayer − she was a most helpful director, motivator and advisor to the only three knights who did in fact ultimately achieve the Grail.  

In our culture, as in most cultures over the past 5,000 years, it is generally the guys who go off questing, pursuing the sacred, etc., etc., etc. blah, blah, blah.  Or at least it’s the fellas whose stories get told.  Time for that to change, and also time for us  penile Americans to aspire to, embrace and foster the divine feminine.

So today, and throughout the remaining autumn season at the very least:

Ladies: each of you, what is your unique personal sacred quest?  How can you recommit to it, know it more fully, and take a concrete step toward it today?

Gentlemen [and I use the word loosely]: how can you open to that in you which is congruent with the energy of the Divine Feminine — compassionate, kind, healing, artistic, gentle, honorable, mystical – and let those qualities become the pillars of your strength?

Bright blessings and the touch of the beautifully and deeply sacred!

And a Blessed Samhain to all!

Quote for the Day:  The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them. ~ Charles de Lint

Today’s Weather: A sphinx. Mephistoes. Jewels and wonders.    

On This Date: 1940World War II: The Battle of Britain ends – the United Kingdom prevents a German invasion.

In celebration!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfbVAO6VGA

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 31”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Thank you for the most beautiful Blessed Samahin picture, Neal. Someting about it…the colors, the star, the black cat, the corn stalks, the autunm leaves, the golden glow… I very much enjoyed “All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt. Somehow I feel more prepared to do readings at the Enchanted Grove today. Feels like a sacred day now.

    A Blessed Samhain and Happy New Year to you, too.

    ~ ~ Gratitude, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna,

    Hope the readings were wonderful!

    Blessings,

    Neal

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