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Daily Tarot ~ November 7

November 6, 2012

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 in mid-April. This is a reminder of the energy we can work with on a regular basis to help our intuition COOK. 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 before Summer. Or for 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,

Look. 

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 itDo 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: The finest thing under the sun and moon is the human soul. I marvel at the small miracles of kindness that pass between humans… ~ Anne Rice

Today’s Weather:  Faeriefire and deep dream healing.  

On This Date: 1967Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

Text From Last Night:you insisted we help some homeless guy put up posters for his missing pet alligator… we left you there because they were really just Chinese takeout menus…

Daily Tarot ~ November 6

November 6, 2012

Two of Swords

The Knight of Two Swords

Fortune Cookie: Know your goal. [Let me repeat that:  KNOW YOUR GOAL!] Keep your courage up. Ground. Center. Become as clear as possible about what needs to be done, and why.  Move forward with strength and go after what you believe to be for the highest and best! 

“To draw this card shows that there are decisions to be made.”

And may I say…

Duh!

Well, certainly the right card for election day in the ol’ USA.

And a card that last turned up in mid-August, or approximately 4,237 annoying-as-hell political ads ago.

[Sigh.]

And, as I said then, it’s a card that is given vastly different meanings depending on the reader and the circumstances of the reading.

Some readers would say this card indicates something like courage or balance in the face of adversity.  Others might suggest that a solution to a problem is available to the questioner, but he or she is blinded or distracted and can’t see it.  [I HATE it when that happens!]  Or, a reader may insist that the querent (a person who questions an oracle) be careful about being stubborn.  [I’m not real fond of hearing THAT one either.]

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, finds in the Two of Swords such things as having to make a choice without benefit of foresight, a moment of indecision, and a clouded perception of options.

That last phrase is the one that comes closest to my experience of what the card offers.

When the Two of Swords turns up for a client, I’m most likely to say something like, “Someone, I think maybe Khalil Gibran, wrote that the strength of the enemy is in our hearts, not in the enemy’s hands.”

So if there is something you would achieve, and there seems to be great opposition arrayed against you, don’t let yourself be discouraged or dismayed.  Take a moment to become very clear about your goal –at least as clear as you can be.  Take a deep breath or two.  Square your shoulders. And wade into whatever you need to to move forward

That which seemed to be arrayed against you may simply turn to mist or smoke and allow you to pass through it like beams of pure light through a hologram.

So:

Know your goal.  Keep your courage up.  Ground.  Center.  Become as clear as possible about what needs to be done, and why.  Move forward with strength and a go after what you believe to be for the highest and best! 

Bright blessings, clarity and progress!

Today’s Quote: So. You get handed a holy sword by an archangel, told to go fight the forces of evil, and you somehow remain an atheist. Is that what you’re saying? ~ Jim Butcher

Today’s Weather:  Sometimes, oftenly not, although.  It IS election day.

On This Date: 1860Abraham Lincoln defeats three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

A Repeat of A Thought For The Day: A client wrote to me, concerned that s/he was, in essence, stuck in a lotta negativity.  This is the response that came through me ::

Please know that the very fact that you keep trying means that you are succeeding, even though it may seem to be in very small ways.

And, when the dark stuff seems to be rising up, that is the most important time to find a way, no matter how small seeming, to focus on something good — something beautiful, something hopeful, something healing — instead, even if it must be re-connected with moment by moment by moment.

And in the spirit of that thought, I will NOT provide my take on the outcomes, desired and likely, of this year’s elections.