Daily Tarot ~ December 23

The Judgement



Fortune Cookie: Know what you want. Don’t be crazy, necessarily, but be willing to try something unusual or out of character to get it. Reach out for your destiny.


We last saw this card just nine days ago. We’ve now seen it five times this year, so far. Which doesn’t particularly mean anything, except for the fact that the card shows up in ways that may call attention to itself. And so we should PAY attention to it.

It’s really a pretty useful card for the Friday of deep winter’s holidays… a fine prompt for taking a look at how we might want to shake things up a bit in some positive ways, change some habits, or at least prime ourselves to do so once the holidays are through. Actually, it’s always a good card to work with and one we would do well to allow to guide us. I certainly need to pay more attention to it! [And maybe I will, anyway?]

So. Then. Several layers of interpretations here, and all worth a looksee.

 If there’s any inkling in your mind that you might be being

just a tad


in any way, shape or form, it’s tremendously important that you STOP THAT RIGHT NOW ~ don’t be judgemental of anyone else. And especially don’t be judgemental toward yourself. It’s not useful or even valid to be that way. Today, and for a while to come, anyway (like a year or so, maybe).

That doesn’t mean you should let yourself – or anyone else − run hog wild, going off half-cocked and half baked in every goofy direction that occurs. Even if it is that time of year. That’s my niche and I really don’t need any more competition, thanks.

Nor should you beat yourself up if you really want to just get quiet and do what it takes to stay grounded – or want to just hide and say, “To hell with ALL these freakin’ Bozos! A plague upon their fruitcakes!” for today. Oh. Wait. That would be kinda judgemental. So you can do it (hide away). Just… don’t say it.

It does mean

~ don’t repress your own tendency to wish for what you really wish for

~ don’t berate yourself for wanting to be able to upgrade

WELL beyond what ordinary reality might provide

lately in some area of your life, but

~ stay grounded for the moment regarding what you actually grab

or grab for

And send kind energy and blessings of Light to those who do get sucked into any craziness that’s around at the moment, especially in the holiday season. [I STILL resent what you’re thinking.]

Also [and I’m finding this one to be unusually important with my clients lately],

be sure you are pursuing what really is for the highest and best of all.

Don’t just do what you’ve always been told you should do in order to be successful, popular, spiritual, thinner, blahdee, blahdee, blahblahblah…


Different decks portray ~ and different readers interpret ~ The Judgement in exceptionally different ways. Some say it indicates a change of position, a renewal or reawakening, an ultimate outcome. Can be good stuff at any time of year. With a little good fortune.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds it portends passing through a gateway to a new existence, an understanding of how one’s actions influence others, good health or a positive legal outcome.

Moi? [Thought you’d never ask.] I tend to see this card as requiring some action. When this card appears, I’m likely to say:

Look. Really. There are powerful, helpful people who would be happy to work with you, work on your behalf, who might actually be out there looking for you right now. But they can’t FIND you where you usually are these days.

There are wonderful, transformational experiences waiting for you. But they can’t happen where you are, in the rhythm of your life as you currently live it.

You’ve got to

go new places,

meet new people,

do new things!

And push yourself a bit to keep doing that for the foreseeable future.

So, while staying grounded and aware of what your wishes are − or could be if you really owned what your wishes really are − entice yourself out of your rut. Shop at different stores, from grocers to clothiers to where you buy your lottery tickets or get your dry cleaning done. Go to different movies at different theaters. Eat at different restaurants. Write at different coffee bars. [Write AT ALL for a change, most of you!] [Hah! Got’em!]

Don’t let yourself stagnate where you are and have been.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this card is that it indicates your destiny is trying to reach out to you and for you. Will you be there?If you will, bear in mind the insight of the card; it reminds us to understand and be conscious of the impact of our actions upon others.

Know what you want. Don’t be crazy, but be willing to try something unusual or out of character to get it.

Reach out for your destiny.

Bright blessings — without even the least little hint of judgemental! [I mean it!]

Quote for the Day: There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, Tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as “nutty methods.” Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as “a complete waste of time.” ~ Scott Adams

Today’s Weather: Dickens‘ dirigible sonnets. Petrarch’s sandals. Breakfast Frangelico smoothies, anyone?

On This Date: 1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.


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