Tarot Card ~ February 12

Six of Shields

Castle of Maidens

Fortune Cookie: Know what you would bring back to into your life, for the highest and best.  Know that now, today is the time when that renewal, that reconnection, that return, can begin. 


Listen, people.  Really. It’s Saturday, fer Guinness’ sake! And this is a great card to show up on a Saturday, when we may in fact be able to take a wee bit of time for contemplation.  Right?


Hey!  You then!  Right?


Now… I DO keep trying very hard to tell you this isn’t about the scene with Zoot, Dingo and Sir Galahad in  “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” 

The one with the dialogue that goes

Dingo: You must spank her well, and after you are done with her, you may deal with her as you like… and then… spank me.
All the Maidens: And me. And me too. And me.
Dingo: Yes. Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.  And after the spanking, sex.
Galahad: Well, I could stay a bit longer…

Lancelot dashes in, knocks the maidens away and pulls Galahad from the castle.

Sir Lancelot: We’re in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
Sir Galahad: I don’t think I was.
Sir Lancelot: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Sir Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Sir Lancelot: No, it’s too perilous.
Sir Galahad: Look, it’s my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
Sir Lancelot: No, we’ve got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
Sir Galahad: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
Sir Lancelot: No. It’s unhealthy.


But it’s still not THAT scene. 


And although the Arthurian Castle of Maidens story may have led to about the kind of scenes you’d have expected from the Pythons (see above), the real legend − and the meaning of the card − is actually very good, very kind, very positive. 

[And still completely without spandex, not even of any kind.] 


Pretty much any reader will tell you that the Six of Shields betokens generosity, charitable acts and material gain.  [Stop snickering, you in the bsck!] Some might also indicate it’s a sign that you will soon reach a position where you feel you can help others.  (Always good!)

In my readings, I’m often intuitively prompted to take the interpretation a bit farther and in a slightly different direction.  [Which of you nastynosed skroots said, “Yeah? What else is new?”] I’m likely to say something like:

Okay. Yo!  Focus for a minute!

Let your inner vision move back and forth in time across your life. 

Something that is yours by right

that was lost or taken from you

will be restored to you in full. 

So today, right now, this moment let yourself attend to what that might be and how it can most happily be brought into being  — for the highest and best, of course.   

This card can apply to many different aspects of life

[and really is very timely during February’s blustery chill, when we may begin to feel a tiddly-taddly that things aren’t as happy and bright as our ideals would have them be],

such as:

~ the artist who (thinks he) has lost his Muse

~ the investor who (fears she) has lost her basis

~ the manager who (believes he) has lost connection to his artistic side

~ the writer who (worries she) has lost her hope of prosperity

It can even imply a return of misappropriated property, a renewal of a sundered relationship, or the reopening of a realm of hopefulness that seemed long gone.

So the important thing to do is − without bludgeoning yourself!! − scan your life and acknowledge what it is you fear has been lost to you, or what you have in fact lost. Then let yourself understand that TODAY is the day you can renew that connection, revivify that dream, and reconnect with that hope. 

By the way, some readers feel that this card tells us to be attentive to the possibility of helpful intervention by/through positive masculine energy.  [Like from a Tarot reading, mayhaps?]  So keep an eye out for that.  And if it’s there, for God’s sake, accept it!

Know what you would bring back into your life, for the highest and best.  Know that this moment is the time when that renewal, that reconnection, that return, can begin.  Go from there!

Bright blessings, joy and light! 

Thought for the Day: Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others — even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.  ~ Jim Butcher

   Today’s Weather:  Stuttering vampire sneezes.  Orca doodles.  Flan. 

On This Date: 1809Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, former legal holiday in the United States.

And: 1914 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year.  


4 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ February 12”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    You do have a way with words, Neal… [and really is very timely during February’s blustery chill, when we may begin to feel a tiddly-taddly that things aren’t as happy and bright as our ideals would have them be],

    Hits the nail on the head.

    The quote by Jim Butcher is perfect for this blustery time when we (I) would like to crawl back under the covers until a nice, juicy (and sunny!) spring day shows itself.

    Thank you for persistently bringing forth messages of hope, humor, and inspiration!

    ~ ~ Blessings and gratitude, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Hi, Donna,

    “Thank you for persistently bringing forth messages of hope, humor, and inspiration!”

    And a partridge in a pear tree?


  3. Donna Allen Says:

    Okay. So now you’ve got me singing!! Not a bad thing. (And the sun’s out, too!!!)

  4. shamanspath Says:


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