Tarot Card ~ November 12

Queen of Cups

Britannia

Fortune Cookie:  Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

We last saw this card in mid-July.  And, as ever, it’s one of those, “Yo!  Will you PLEASE just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE?” kinda cards.  Makes sense for most of us as we slog on through a season that can’t make up its mind whether it’s summer, fall or winter.  [Got the snow blower running today — in the 60 + degree weather.  That should guarantee it won’t snow till February!] 

Most readers respond to this card by predicting things like happiness, pleasure, or a good, fair, honest and devoted woman who will serve the querent − the person having the reading.  So if those things fit in with your needs, reach out for them; let yourself receive them.  And if you encounter such a person, by all means engage her on your behalf. 

One reader finds this card embodies the nature of St. Clare − the founder of the Poor Clares –  the feminine counterpart of St. Francis who embraced poverty, simplicity and service with great love and compassion for all.  Always an ideal to espouse. [You might wanna check out the movie clip at the end of the post.]

 Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees the Queen of Cups as many beautiful and wonderful things, including an Otherworldly woman with a wealth of artistic ability who trusts her psychic abilitiesAlso a poetic person of vision and intelligence.  So, by all means, EMBODY THOSE THINGS in yourself and your life. 

Britannia is the Spirit of the Land of Great Britain, and (in my interpretation of this card) reminds us that we bear an obligation of loyalty to our land, i.e.,  to our environment and all the creatures who continue to live among us, as well as to those we have displaced in our creation of “civilization” and ecocatastrophes [which, on this planet, may well be redundant]. 

In working with clients over the years, I have also come to know the Queen of Cups as a card of compassion – especially compassion for the self. 

One of the most persistent pop psychology tenets of the 70s went something like,

“You can’t reeeeelly love anyone else unless you love yourself first.” 

Well, I’ve found that this card cautions something like that. 

When it turns up for a client, I remind them that, whatever may be going on in their life, it would be well if the whole magilla were seen and understood through the perspective of compassionate contemplation. 

And, just as important, it is necessary to be compassionate toward the self during times of stress or turmoil.  That way, we’ll be more likely to take care of ourselves well enough to be an appropriately compassionate helper to others if/when we are called to.

So:

Keep an eye out for a wise, fair, caring woman who may be able to give you a hand.  Own your artistic and intuitive nature.  Honor and care for The Land, its creatures and its Spirit.  And have compassion – for others, yes, but especially for yourself.

Bright blessings and a beautiful, gentle day!

Quote for the Day: For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it’s okay to remain a radical atheist, it’s absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart — then no problem.  ~ Dalai Lama  

Today’s Weather:  An ancient faience Anubis walks into a bar…

On This Date: 764 – Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.  [Ironic, no?]

For a lovely scene about St. Clare from the incredibly beautiful movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon (she come in at about the 2:20 mark, if you’re in a hurry):

Brother Sun Sister Moon 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ November 12”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I loved the clip from Brother Sun, Sister Moon. I’ve never seen it…but it feels like a must. Thank you! ~ ~ Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    I think you’ll enjoy it.

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