Tarot Card ~ January 8

Knight of Spears




Fortune Cookie: Know your goal and know what you believe to be your best path to achieve it.  Be completely unsurprised if NOBODY else gets it.  Be true to your unique gifts and hopes – to your eccentricity, if you like.  But get going. 




Hmmm…  We last saw this guy just after the middle of November. He is, in his own way, one of my favorite cards.


On the one hand, I feel as though I need to apologize just the least wee bit to those of you who read the daily card faithfully, and therefore have had to reread some of the longer, more meandering posts, like this one, from time to time. 


On the other hand,






I can’t rewrite the entire lousy thing just because the card showed up before.  [Who just said, “A REAL author would?”  May your belly button lint become genetically identical to the feathers of an endangered species of raptor and may you be busted by a large State Trooper of Cherokee ancestry. Soon.] 


On the OTHER other hand, if everyone was actually paying attention to the ruddy thing, maybe it wouldn’t have to come up again. Right? Right? Right!


Let’s us just assume it’s really a matter of Spirit being kind and reminding us all of something universally important during an interesting  and transformational time.  Shall we?


Anyway, as I have said before:


I’m always grateful when the Knight of Spears shows up.  He makes me feel like I can mostly just indulge my natural weirdness. 


If you’re the type to read a Daily Tarot post, it’s always good to keep this particular card’s message somewhere nearby [Ah HA!], ’cos it’s a good card for unique, unusual, self-directed folks


Yes, I mean You!


[Dear, Sweet Wotan-on-a-Moped, help me.]  




As I’ve said, this is one of those cards for which my interpretation deviates some from the pack − which fits perfectly with the card, as we always see. 


Typical readings declare the Knight of Spears to betoken departure, a change of residence, etc.  So if those things are on your mind, take advantage of that energy and move along, whether you’re wild and free or dull as dust. 


Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck sees this Knight as sociable, committed to fully developing abilities and acting on intuition − all interpretations I’d champion, of course. 


So if you’re feeling a need to be among others of a positive bent, go! Go!!!  And if you find an opportunity to enhance who you are and what you do − and it doesn’t involve buying a tubby Ukrainian Tarot reader a small but immaculate Mercedes as a fee – go for it! 


I see the Knight of Spears as the card of The Eccentric.  It represents the individual who knows what her or his goal is and what the best path will be to get there − even though it may seem the least likely path, and even though it probably will seem like the least useful goal to damn near everyone else in her/his life. 


The Knight of Spears will therefore have to put up with a great deal of sage (and mostly useless) advice from everyone else about what to aim for, where to go, and how to get there. So don’t be surprised when that happens to you. It really does come with the territory. 


The Knight will perforce take all that in with grace and “goode humour” − to a point.  So take a deep breath, smile and do the best with that you can.


Once that point is passed, however, she or he will simply start down her or his own path anyway.  And if that doesn’t work, she/he will begin nudging the well-meaning obstacle (probably an alleged human, possibly an in-law) out of the way. 


And if that doesn’t work, she/he will walk her noble steed right over the blockage, human or otherwise.


And if THAT don’t do it, s/he will jolly well take out a lousy-great spear and put it right through the chest of the stupid bugger!


[Ah, such an image to go along with your morning coffee!  Or Miso.  Or Bushmills.  Bushmills?  Guinness?  Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Whatever. Sorry.]


So, today − and as you continue to line things up for a spectacular 2011 − know your goal and know what you believe to be your best path to achieve it.  Be completely unsurprised if NOBODY else gets it.  Be true to your unique gifts and hopes – to your eccentricity, if you like.  But get going. 


If necessary, carry a disarming smile.  And a spear.  Or two.  Sharp ones.  


Bright blessings and bliss at the uniqueteria!


Quote for the Day:  Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats [Knight of Spears thinking!]


Today’s Weather:  Whibbedy-whibbedy-whibbedy.  Thud! Crash! Crunch.  Crunch. Crunch.  Have an iceberg umbrella nearby.


On This Date: 1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time. [Somebody screwed up!]


2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ January 8”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Dear “Tubby Ukranian Tarot Reader” (NOT!)

    Thanks for another message jam packed with good food for thought. Though I’m a faithful shamanspath daily blog reader, I never mind re-reading your longer posts. As I’ve said before, sometimes I’m a bit slow on the uptake and re-reading always gives me yet another opportunity to laugh as well as take in the deeper meanings.

    To give oneself permission to live her life in a way that is true to her own heart and path even if no one else gets it is very liberating. Especially for one who was raised with the question “What will the neighbors think?”

    Anywhooo… sending a disarming smile your way. 🙂

    And a zero national debt (or a personal one for that matter), how liberating would THAT be?

    Gratitude for 2011 blog messages of humor, hope, and humongous opportunity for growth.

    ~ ~ Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks bunches!


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