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Daily Tarot ~ December 16

December 15, 2011

Five of Spears

The Pursuit of Igraine


Fortune Cookie: Take out those old, dried, abandoned dreams. Dust them off, check them out, plant them and water them. See if you don’t make the world burst into bloom again!




Well, let’s knock the dust off of this card, too, then. We last saw it in early September. And I gotta say, for most people, the winter holiday season is a GREAT time to flow into the energy and wisdom of this card. Even crabass middle-aged, uh… grinches like me are prompted by the real, deep magic of the times to open to what may be possible, if not for me, then for those who’ll come after. Or maybe it’s just the eggnog…

Anyway, once again, as a beginning to my pontification upon the Five of Spears, lemme say that there are several cards in the deck that recommend things along the lines of, “Follow your Bliss,” or, “Do what you love,” or, “Pursue what you really want.” Right?

But as my friend Ginny said in a comment on the blog, “I think the hardest part is knowing what your bliss is.”

I dunno if I’ve ever heard that from any… um… normal person under sixteen or so. So it must be a condition peculiar to modern Western [alleged] adults. Often, we buy into concepts that create a war within us ~ concepts that say, “You can’t hope to succeed, doing what you enjoy. You’ll fail. You’ll starve. You’ll be selling pencils in front of The Ritz. Take your medicine. Grow up!”

Like these people:

~ On one of John Lennon’s school reports at Quarry Bank School a teacher wrote, “Certainly on the road to failure.”

~ In prep school, Bill Gates ran into trouble for skipping classes, not turning in homework and spending day and night − in the computer room. [No future in that, right?]

~ Henry Ford gave up his family’s farm to go tinker with machines. And he founded two car companies that utterly failed before he created the Ford Motor Company.

~ And let’s not forget Edison, who said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” And, “Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Not to mention, “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

~ Even Donald Trump, who has said, “The most important thing in life is to love what you’re doing, because that’s the only way you’ll ever be really good at it.” He has had to stare down bankruptcy and be called a failure by pundits, politicians and everyday people by the millions.

~ And The Beatles (fer Gawdsake) were rejected by Decca Records, being brushed off with, “Guitar groups are out of fashion.”

That’s a list of failures well worth emulating, and a group of people who followed their bliss ~ in radically different ways and directions.

Ultimately, it’s like what I told my stepson as he was heading for college: “Find what you love to do, and do what you need to do to be able to do it incredibly well – better than anyone else, even. Because whether it’s digging ditches or doing rocket science, somebody’s making a million dollars a year doing it. No reason it shouldn’t be you. No reason it can’t be you.

Which FINALLY brings us back to today’s card. [NO, I didn’t forget! Jeez, have you considered decaffeinating for a week or two?]

I’m guessing that would still be, “No.”


The Five of Spears indicates a deep need to reconnect with passion in your life. Not just passion of the steamy, rumple-the-sheets kind, although that maybe can apply if that’s what’s a big issue for you just now.

Rather, the card asks you to stop and take stock of what really sets your heart and soul ablaze − what drives you, what you’d truly like to have the world remember you for a hundred years and more after you’re gone. Also, and perhaps as part of that, it’s important to go back and let yourself reconnect with old dreams you had put away − or thought you had “become too grown up for” − long ago.

In fact, go back in your mind to when you were four or five years old. What were your dreams, your hopes, your knowings for your life and the evolution of the world back then?

Take out those old, dried dream seeds. Dust them off, plant them and water them. See if you don’t make the world burst into bloom again! Now!


Bright blessings!


Quote for the Day: To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence. ~ Joseph Conrad


And: [Luke:] “I can’t believe it.” [Yoda:] “That is why you fail.”


Today’s Weather: Spirit in translation. Maybe yes. Maybe no. Maybe Yo.




On This Date:1773 – TheBoston Tea Party.


December 16 is the 350th day of the year.






Daily Tarot ~ December 15

December 15, 2011

Knight of Cups


Fortune Fookie: Think upon the commitments for this lifetime that you made before you came into being. Determine the next few steps to keep you moving along that path – or the first steps that will be necessary to move you back onto that path. And GET GOING!


Okay. Dude doesn’t show up for 11 months, then he shows up twice in three days. Friends, do ya THINK he may be trying to tell us something. Maybe? At all?

It is a card of sacred questing, and for all of us, whatever our spiritual path, it’s a good reminder to look at and remember what’s REALLY important and worthwhile and magical and holy ~ at any time of year.


The Knight of Cups is always a good energy & good advice card. As I have said, I think of this as the card of the sacred quest.

Therefore, if you have been feeling that your life really isn’t going in the direction you and God (Spirit, The Universe, the Universal Life Force, the Big Enchilada, Maggie Smith, The Voice of John Cleese, Jimmy Fallon ~ whoever) agreed to before you accepted birth this time around:

HEY! YOU!!!!

Don’t you think it’s time to reconnect and GET GOING?

Some readers might interpret the Knight of Cups as the coming of a messenger, advancement in the world, or a graceful but not warlike person of great masculine energy [think Baryshnikov, I guess. Or Madonna?]. Others could say it indicates someone (maybe you?) ingenious, full of original ideas (probably you!) .

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, feels this card betokens a tempting proposal which deserves serious consideration. [However, avoid snakes in apple trees and guys playing the fiddle at the crossroads. ‘Cos things rarely work out.] Also, an approaching opportunity for advancement. Or an unexpected gift. [Duh!] So if something like that crosses your path today, assume you deserve it, accept it fully and gratefully, and run with it!

I still like my intuitive interpretation best. [And I say that with no modesty whatsoever.]

Think upon the commitments for this lifetime

that you made before you came into being.

Determine the next few steps

to keep you moving along that path –

or the first steps that will be necessary

to move you back onto that path.


Bright blessings and remembrance of your sacred self, and the sacred in us all and everywhere!

Quote for the Day: Faith isn’t an act of intelligence, it’s an act of imagination. Every time you give them a new metaphor, a mustard seed, a field, a garden, a vineyard, it’s like pointing something out to a cat – the cat looks at your finger, not at what you’re pointing at. They don’t need to understand it, they only need to believe, and they do. They imagine the kingdom as they need it to be, they don’t need to grasp it, it’s there already, they can let it be. Imagination, not intellect. ~ Christopher Moore, from Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

Today’s Weather: Spring water in the desert. Brownie monsters from Tommy’s. Orange dal with ginger on a cold day.

On This Date: 1954 – The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed. [Yep. It’s THAT kind of day.]