Tarot Card ~ December 19

Five of Swords

Gawain’s Penance 

  

 
 

 

 
 

 

Fortune Cookie: Live!  Know, know, KNOW that you deserve joy and beauty, but know that YOU are the only one who CAN reach for it.  

 

 As I generally say about this card:  Always a good reminder.  Always.  And especially so on the Sunday just preceding Yule (the Winter Solstice) and Christmas.

  

  

  

  

To continue, roundaboutly: In the spirit of something resembling candor [but not actually being candor even though it looks remarkably like candor, as near as anybody can tell!], I will once again say that my interpretation of this card  veers away from that of most readers I know. Alive or otherwise.  Or in between.

  

Typical readers will say things like degradation, destruction, dishonor, loss.  Yummy, that. 

  

Some might say something like, move on.  Learn from your experiences… but be positive!  Really helpful there.  Really.  I could come up with something like that before my morning caffeine of choice.  REALLY big help, and compassionate, too.   NOT! 

  

Even Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees loss, regret, having to accept one’s limitations, or, at best, a valuable lesson, one not to be repeated. 

  

Well buggrall that! 

  

Phooo-hoooooooooey-toooooey upon that !!!!  

  

And I say again:

  

Phooooooooooooo-hoooooooooey-toooooey upon that !!!!  

  

Based on my intuitive guidance and my experience over the last fifteen years or so, when this card shows up for clients, I stand, shamble up onto my soapbox, throw things at them, shake my jowls (or at least a half dozen of them) and bellow: 

  

STOP!  

  

STOP!  

  

STOP!!!

  

Stop turning your life

into one long gawd-awful penance! 

  

It ain’t supposed to be.  And you don’t DESERVE it to be! 

  

And stop living as though you have some penance you think you’re supposed to do, especially if doing so seems “justified” according to the sad, warped old belief structures of some bozos who heavied up and laid their stuff on ya years ago ~ even if they were/are people very close to you.  And even if you know they were doing the best they could.

  

In this moment, at this time and from this time forward, reach out for joy, for beauty, for healing, for the highest and best of your potential.  

  

Constantly rubbing your own nose in the messes of the past will never bring about positive change.  Or a happy nose.

  

  Trust me.

 

   

It will only keep you from moving upward, and may even keep you stuck exactly where you are, causing you to repeat errors and disappointments of the past.   

Don’t do that.  That is just purely NOT RIGHT!

  

Live! 

  

Know, know, KNOW that you deserve joy and beauty,

that you are entitled to reach for it at every moment

and with every ounce of strength and brilliance you have –

but know that

YOU are the only one who CAN reach for it. 

 

Seek all that is uplifting, and wonderful, and full of Light!  Now!

 

Bright blessings, beauty and joy! 

 

And did I mention JOY!!!?

  

Quote for the Day: Joy is not in things, it is in us. ~ Richard Wagner

  

 Today’s Weather:  Yon wondrous thunk.  Or wuzzat funk?  Or dunk?  Oh…   Duck!  [Or maybe tofurkey?]

 

 

 

On This Date: 1606 – The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.  [And there goes the neighborhood.]

 

 As I generally say about this card:  Always a good reminder.  Always.  And especially so on the Sunday just preceding Yule (the Winter Solstice) and Christmas.

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ December 19”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    “Joy is not in things, it is in us.” A beautiful reminder. Thank you.

    And, well, that happy (?) NOSE is pretty “special”! 🙂

    ~ ~ Blessings, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Urk!

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