Archive for December 31st, 2010

Tarot Card ~ January 1

December 31, 2010

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!

   

 
  
 

 Hmmmmm….   mmm…  mmm-mmm-mmm…

Interesting card for the first of the year ~ and therefore for the whole year to come.  So let us take we a looksee about what we need to attend to for the next twelve months, shall we then? 

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, but certainly important to consider as you make plans for the year.

Some readers find the Page of Cups represents

a fair young person,

meditation,

an imaginative, reflective, inspiring friend,

or that

It’s time to discover some new career direction that will lead you towards prosperity. [Show of hands… Anybody interested?]

So if any of these are meaningful to you, or pop up in meaningful ways today [including via an email Tarot card reading, already], eagerly accept the gifts that are offered!  And let yourself begin to act on the gifts.        

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.

Let yourself contemplate, explore and pursue new career options.

Open to very solid and inspiring reconnection with

SOURCE

in beautiful, meaningful, transcendent ways.

DO IT TODAY.

DO IT TODAY.

DO IT TODAY.

Bright blessings, grace and peace! 

 Quote for the Day: Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men! ~ Sir Terry Pratchett, from Thief of Time

Today’s Weather:  Know the rules… so you can think before you break them.  Quietly.  Quietly.  

On This Date: 1908 – For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City‘s Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight. [Hey…  Uhh… Is anybody else a little squishy about the symbol of a new year being dropping the ball?]

 

Happy New Year!
 

The Daily Tarot Card will return around January 5.

Blessings!

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Tarot Card ~ December 31

December 31, 2010

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.

Interesting card for New Year’s Eve, no? So let’s all take a moment to honor the  “Yo!  Will you PLEASE just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE?” message here.  Makes sense for most of us as we slog on through the very end of a challenging year and prepare to welcome a new one

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. 

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]. So put out some goodies for the birds and squirrels for a change. 

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 Thoth walks into a bar…

On This Date: 1759 – Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.

 

And I repeat: Let’s all take a moment to honor the  “Yo!  Will you PLEASE just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE?” message here.