Archive for March 10th, 2011

Tarot Card ~ March 11

March 10, 2011

The Empress




Fortune Cookie: If opportunity knocks, rise to the occasion!  Don’t hold yourself back.  And take a risk or two on something that you love and believe in.



Saw this card EXACTLY five months ago.  Glad it’s back, because we can all use a regular dose of encouragement and goodness like The Empress  provides — especially now that we [in Ohio] are smack in the middle of what I hope will be the final throes of a long, wretchful, icy winter.  Ack!



The Empress card really does take us lovingly by the throat and say, “Look.  No, really, LOOK! Today has the potential to be SUCH a great, beautiful day!  Remember that, will ya?  And take advantage of it.  That’s why we’re giving it to you.


The Empress is a card of abundance, creativity, beauty and fertility.  


It’s a card of nurturing, both giving and receiving. 


On a day ruled by this card, you can find opportunities to go after your most enriching, ennobling dreams.  [So it really is pretty important that you have some idea what they are.  Right?] [Check out the card from yesterday, already.] 


Open yourself to your museBelieve in your creativity and let it flow.  And keep an eye out for beneficence from an admirable, kind and generous community leader ~ most likely a woman. 


If opportunity knocks, rise to the occasion!  Don’t hold yourself back.  And take a risk or two on something that you love and believe in.


Bright blessings and beautiful opportunities!

Quote for the Day: “There must be a hundred silver dollars in here,” moaned Boggis, waving a purse. “I mean, that’s not my league. That’s not my class. I can’t handle that sort of money. You’ve got to be in the Guild of Lawyers or something to steal that much.” ~ Terry Pratchett, from Wyrd Sisters  [NOT! Empress card thinking!]

Today’s Wathyr:  Mostly something with considerable this over that there. Protection comes from a Dublin coddle scapular and a side of tempura’d icicle blossoms.

On This Date: 1851 – The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.

Tarot Card ~ March 10

March 10, 2011

Ten of Spears

The Green Knight

Fortune Cookie: How will you go on a wonderful, transformative spiritual adventure?  Now!



Hmmm…  We last saw this fellow exactly a week ago. So do kindly pay attention then, won’t you?  I mean, it’s not like I have nothing better to do than crank out the same old information every week, year in and year out.  Or maybe… 


Altogether now: 

Tens in any Tarot deck betoken the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, or even the end of one way of life and the beginning of another.  So, if I were reading for you today and this card came up, I’d ask:

How do the things you have been experiencing – and more importantly, how do the things you have begun to long for in life just now – represent a strong message to you that you must allow yourself to acknowledge the end of a cycle and the powerful potential for you to move into something wonderful and new, even miraculous?  How can you keep that in front of you not only today, but all through the year?  [Because you should, you know.]

Then I’d say:

Beyond that general information about cycles, I believe the Ten of Spears says in no uncertain terms, “You.  Yeah, YOU!  Go on a spiritual adventure.  Let yourself be open to new and incredibly transformative experience.  Keep a sharp eye out for integrity, in yourself and in those around you – particularly teachers, leaders and spiritual directors.  And seek spiritual renewal through the wondrous.  Yes, starting RIGHT NOW.  Get going!  DO IT!

So, in consideration of the fact that it’s time for you to begin an entirely new phase of your life, and in consideration of the fact that I’m reading for YOU today, let me be a little pushy and ask a couple readerly but obnoxious questions.  [Doofus reader clears throat, straightens vest, cleans french fry grease from shirt, looks for lost fries, if any, for a snack, clears throat again]:

What ARE the spiritual adventures and transformative experiences and magical evolutions you’ve always hungered for but never really had the courage, or time, or cash, or whatever to pursue? 

Now, given that you and I are

~ a.) Looking at the specific energy you are being asked to embrace to start this (perhaps suddenly new) cycle, and ~

b.) Bearing in mind that you are being asked to accept, own and foster this energy and therefore this transformational nature of yourself over an extended period (so you don’t think you hafta have it all together by dinner tonight) ~

c.) What dreams, hopes, changes will you PLEASE actually give yourself permission to believe in and REALLY pursue so as to have achieved them by, say, a year-and-a-day from now?   

(Okay, for you Capricorns, Virgos and Aquariuses {Aquariusae? Aquamarines?  Aquadoodles?} you have my permission to take a minute and write the answers down in a list on paper.  Aquarians — like me — will have lost the list by lunch anyway.  Virgos will have the list memorized, backwards and forwards.  With neat little inked-in squares at the head of each point.  Obsessive little…  Ummm…)

d.) And what are one or two baby steps you can take today and this week and this month to begin the concrete process of demonstrating your commitment to this new cycle and beginning your quest?  (Aquarius, that would mean finding the list. Or even typing/printing out the questions and taping them above your desk.  Or to your forehead.  Or making them into a tee shirt.  Writing them on your palm.  Anything.)

So, will you love yourself and the world enough to take those questions on — for the “New” You (new cycle, new way of life, new whatever)?  We’d all sure appreciate it!

By the way, here’s some info about how other folks see the Ten of Spears:

Some view the Ten of Spears as a card of

~ oppressive energy that is overcome to achieve success (So know that you may feel challenged by the nature of the changes or goals you give yourself permission to go after, or perhaps by those around you who don’t get the point.)

~ disguise or false seeming (That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for integrity in those you connect with, and perhaps even in yourself and your own motives.)

 ~ an awesome task which is successfully accomplished through perseverance (You deserve to take on something awesome.  That’s what’s worthy of you and your true nature.  Besides, that’s why you’re HERE right now.  Right?)

So, for today and for this “New” You:

How will you (how would you wish to) end one cycle and begin another? 

How will you go on a wonderful, transformative spiritual adventure? 

How will you be open to miraculous experiences, and recognize the miraculous nature of your life and of yourself? 

How will you guard your integrity and seek for it in others? 

How will you make this the most beautiful and wondrous of times

starting today, starting now?

Bright blessings and miracles!

Quote for the Day: A vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you’re attempting can’t be done. ~ Terry Pratchett, from Equal Rites

Today’s Weather: Evening ragas.  Pork-pie automobiles, like the 1960 Rambler.  Daoine Maithe

On This Date: 1876Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”