Archive for December 24th, 2011

Daily Tarot ~ December 24

December 24, 2011

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 day when that renewal, that reconnection, that return, can begin.


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Fascinating card to show up for Christmas Eve Day, no matter what spiritual path you walk (or run away from).

On a day that is often filled with both joy and longing, deep and immediate elation and extra-potent nostalgia, it really can be a good day to spend at least a few moments taking stock of what has been lost (or presumed lost) that we would have return into our lives. So do pull out those musty old ideals and hopes and have another whack at what they may still help you bring into being.

Now, normally, this is where I would go off into the sillies about what Monty Python did with the whole Castle of Maidens thing. But I’ll pass on that today. Just once. Sadly. Oh well, there’s always next time.

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

Pretty much any reader will tell you that the Six of Shields betokens generosity, charitable acts and material gain. Sounds good for today. 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, “What else is new?” Eh? Eh? Today, of all days?] 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 people and aspects of life [and really is very timely during Winter, when we may begin to feel a tiddly taddly that things aren’t as happy and bright as our ideals would once have had 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. 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: ‘This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it.‘ cried the Spirit… ~ Dickens, from A Christmas Carol

Today’s Weather: The children and the flowers. Carry sprigs of fresh rosemary for good cheer, or lavender for soothing. Holly to you!

On This Date: 1914 – World War I: The “Christmas truce” begins. The spontaneous truce is seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of modern history.

A cross, left near Ypres in Belgium in 1999, to commemorate the site of the Christmas Truce in 1914. The text reads: 1914 – The Khaki Chum’s Christmas Truce – 1999 – 85 Years – Lest We Forget.