Daily Tarot ~ Winter Solstice 2011

Wheel of Fortune

Arthur’s Dream

Fortune Cookie: You’re finally in a position to really be on top of the world, in the way you have wanted to be. So let yourself believe in that!


We last saw this card at the end of August. Not a bad card for The Winter Solstice. Really! So remember, this is not only the card for Thursday, the 22nd. It is also the card for the entire winter season. So maybe we can spend a wee bit o’ time thinking about it, practicing what it offers a little bit and working out how to implement its advice for what’s up this season. Or the rest of our lives. Whichever.

In pretty much any reading, Wheel of Fortune augurs well, especially for the immediate future. It usually betokens a happy change of fortune and the beginning of a positive cycle. [Yes! Please!!!! YES!] [This message brought to you on behalf of most of my clients this past coupla months.]

Some readers would say, hop on! Make the most of your life, NOW!!!!

I agree with those interpretations, but my work with clients has prompted me to put a particular spin on that energy [no pun intended, for a change]. When the Wheel turns up I usually say something like,


Take a moment.

Pay attention here.

You’re finally in a position to really be on top of the world, in the ways you have wanted to be.

So first of all, let yourself believe in that. Let yourself KNOW it. Do what you need to do to move beyond doubt. As I’ve said before, doubt kills more dreams than anything anyone else could possibly do.

There’s a special tweak to this interpretation, though, and, as ever, it takes a bit of explanation.

The card indicates that over the years, and perhaps particularly in the recent past, you have learned tough lessons in hard ways. [Whenever I mention this aspect to a client, I almost always hear, “That’s fer dayum sure!”]

One positive result of that experience is that you’ve developed an enhanced ability to pick up on and read the subtle vibrations of a situation – of situations in general – to a much greater extent than most people.

This is a very effective tool for you right now.

I repeat:

This is a very effective tool for you.

Right now!!!!

Honoring it and using it will be to your advantage. Okay? Advantage? Yours? For you? Are we on the same page here? You? Advantage?

In fact, giving yourself permission to read and trust and use what you perceive about those subtle vibes (in an intelligent, I’m not gonna overload my mouth and blow my own ass up kinda way) is key to keeping yourself on top of the world.

It will help you if pay attention to the fact that the Wheel of Fortune is always in spin, and remember you can move along with it at the right moments and in the right rhythm. By doing so you can keep yourself from losing your footing and being dumped into the moat, thereby becoming dragon chow.

As I’ve said before with this card, one of these days I’ll have to do an article listing some of the excuses I’ve heard [and used], for not going with what we KNOW from reading the vibrations of a situation. [Like, “My boyfriend will find me annoying. He doesn’t like to be contradicted.” Get a clue, M’Dear. He already finds you annoying. And he’s gonna find you annoying ANYWAY, no matter what you do!] [Or, “She would never do that to me. She’s my FRIEND. She’s my MENTOR. She TOLD me so!” Oyeah? Betcha she has done it. Already. Twice. And is coming around for the third time now. With no remorse whatsoever in this lifetime.]

I’m not asking you to be paranoid — just honestly connected to the intuitive insights that come to you AS THEY COME TO YOU!

There’s an old shamanic saying: “You know what you know. Do what you know.

With the Wheel of Fortune as I understand it, I’d tweak that a touch to say, “You know what you know. Believe in what you know. Actin a skillful, respectful, savvy way on what you know.”

Make sense? Please?

Top o’ the world to ya! Permanently!!

Bright blessings, joy, success and light!

Quote for the Day: … we are trying to unravel the Mighty Infinite using a language which was designed to tell one another where the fresh fruit was. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett

Today’s Weather: Faeriefire aspirancies with organic interspecies grooves. Rock the Hollow Hills!

On This Date: 1989 – Berlin‘s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.

And: 2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

Blessed Yule!




6 Responses to “Daily Tarot ~ Winter Solstice 2011”

  1. Donna Baley-Presutti Says:

    Blessed Yule, Neal! I am going to try to save this and read it now and again this winter! Love, love, loved it!

  2. Donna Allen Says:

    How blessed we are to have this as the card of the Winter Season.

    “I Am finally in a position to really be on top of the world, in the way I have wanted to be.”

    …and…”I have developed an enhanced ability to pick up on and read the subtle vibrations of a situation…of situations in general.”

    Thank you!

    And the Blessed Yule pics are lovely!

    Gratitude and Yule Blessings, Donna

  3. shamanspath Says:

    Hi, Donna,

    Thanks so much. If I ever get around to doing a daily audioblog, I’ll have to ask you to be in charge of creting affirmations for the day.


    Happy Chrismahanukwanzyule!

  4. shamanspath Says:

    Thank you so much, Donna!


  5. Donna Allen Says:

    “I Am very good at creating affirmations for Neal’s daily audioblog.” (tee hee)

    Happy Christmahanakuanzyule to you, too! (Did you borrow that or is that an original?)

    Speaking of Christmahanak..

    This Christmas Eve (don’t know why it took us so long to suggest this) my younger sister will be bringing a Menorah to our house…and our families will be singing a couple Hanukkah songs as well as Christmas songs together. 🙂

    And one last unrelated item (I think unrelated)…it suddently occurred to me today that I have gooood reason to be grateful for the 1st day of winter (brrrr): each day we have a bit more light! (s-l-o-w learner here).

    Oops! One more item…. P.S. kinda thing…

    Today I bought and listened to a Loreena McKennitt CD — Winter Garden. Talk about a way to enrich the season!

    Thanks so much!! Donna

  6. shamanspath Says:

    Hi, M’Dear,

    “Christmahanakuanzyule” is partly swiped, partly mine.

    Sounds like the celebrations will be wonderful; wonder if we can get McKennitt to do a Hanukah CD?

    Probably not.



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