Tarot Card ~ December 12

Page of Cups

The Salmon

Cortune Fookie: Know what wisdom you seek. Begin or ramp up your search or endeavor now. Give your creativity more free play in your life.  Now!




Saw this fellow last in early September.  It’s a card with counsel that’s good for a regular reminding.  So can we all try to pay a little contention this time?  Huh?

In Celtic legend, Salmon is considered the wisest of all creatures.  He dwells in a great well overhung by the Hazel, the tree of knowledge.  As the fruit (hazel nuts) of the tree drop into the well, Salmon eats of them, growing greater and deeper and truer in wisdom.

When this card shows up for a client, I share about the legend and then say something like,

First of all, this card is a call to find meaningful opportunities to seek wisdom and increase your knowledge – scholarly pursuits may be perfect just now.  So get started on that immediately if you feel some call to do so. 

Beyond that, Page of Cups is a card of creativity.  So be prepared to explore how you may begin or expand creative projects starting today. Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  Today.  

And in many traditions,  The Fish represents spirituality.  Salmon is one of the only creatures on the Earth who returns to its place of  birth to procreate.  So this card speaks of a primal, powerful drive toward reconnection with Source − with The Divine, with Ultimate Reality, whatever name you choose to give to it.  Or perhaps a drive to return to a place you consider sacred — perfect at any time of the year, no?

Some readers find the Page of Cups represents

a fair young person,


an imaginative, reflective, inspiring friend

So if any of these pop up in meaningful ways today [including via an email Tarot card, already], eagerly accept the gifts they bring.        

What this card recommends and requests, all in all, is

Know what wisdom you seek.   

Begin or ramp up your search or endeavor now.

Give your creativity more free play in your life.

Open to very solid and inspiring reconnection with Source in beautiful, meaningful, transcendent ways.




Bright blessings, grace and peace!

Quote for the Day: The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. ~ Albert Einstein


 Today’s Weather:  Shamanic rundles leading where you least expect. Better take celery. Or lovage.  Or prunes. [What? Oh.]  Runes. 

On This Date: 1531Our Lady of Guadalupe: a sacred image appeared miraculously on the cloak of Juan Diego, a simple indigenous peasant, on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City.


6 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ December 12”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Hi, Neal, Thank you for the note that today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It reminded me of a visit my husand and I made to a shine of Our Lady in Windsor, OH a couple years ago. I was amazed that I never ever knew it existed, that we had driven past the road (Ireland Road off Rte. 6) that leads to it dozens and dozens of times over the years.

    The statue is 50 feet tall (the tallest statue of Our Lady in the world) and covered with almost half a million one-inch tiles. The story of how the statue came to be is amazing and how the 150 acres farm on which it stands was returned to its original owners after a financial downturn is very inspiring. For anyone wishing to learn more, the web site is http://www.servantsofmary.org

    I love the quote by Albert Einstein: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” I immediately thought of the “scientific theory” and how left- brained our culture is. A greater honor for the mysterious would help bring balance…for sure.

    We had the pleasure of seeing “Annie” at The Fine Arts Association in Willoughby yesterday. NOthing like some cheerful singing and a healthy dose of optimism to list the spirits! 🙂

    ~ ~ Gratitude and blessings, Donna P.S. Stay warm with the cold front comin’.

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna,

    And it’s not just the front I’m worries about gettin’ cold.

    Annie. eh?

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    How funny. But Annie ain’t forgotten. Judging by 12 full-house performances in litt’ ole Willoughby, some folks still like her lots. Maybe the times we’re in?

    Hope the back stays warm, too!

  4. shamanspath Says:


    [And if you liked THAT:]

  5. Donna Allen Says:

    🙂 (Thanks!)

  6. shamanspath Says:

    Are you… Sure?

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