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Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 30

August 29, 2009

Ten of Shields

Camelot

 Very interesting card.  Always a very interesting card − at least when I have seen it.   It last showed up for us in June 

For those of you who are regulars to the Blog, you know I’m about to say something like

Tens in any Tarot deck betoken the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, or even the end of one way of life and the beginning of another.  So, if I were reading for you today and this card came up, I’d ask:

How do the things you have been experiencing – and more importantly, how do the things you have begun to long for in life just now – represent a strong message to you that you must allow yourself to acknowledge the end of a cycle and the powerful potential for you to move into something wonderful and new, even miraculous? 

How can you keep that in front of you, and not just for today? 

How can you let today be part of something new that you BEGIN TODAY but may continue to pursue for some time to come?

Some readers see the Ten of Shields as gain, riches, or having to do with family abode.  I ain’t gonna argue with an interpretation that betokens good things.

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, indicates this card is about  affluence, riches, inheritance, and possibly clan gatherings.  As my grandmother often used to say about clan gatherings, “I’m always glad to see you all come.  And I’m even happier to see you go!”  I hear THAT!

I see the Ten of Shields as saying:

Time for a change. 

Possibly time for a BIG change. 

In pursuing that change, don’t look for the right person to help bring it about. 

Look for the right groups and circles and organizations – possibly new ones to you – to become part of.

Be very careful to evaluate the GROUP energy or the GROUP dynamics of where you are and where you need to be. 

If you were interviewing for a new job (or a new spiritual circle, or new club), it wouldn’t be anywhere NEAR enough to evaluate whether it felt like your prospective new boss (or leader, or pastor, or teacher, whatever) would be good to work with.  

You’d really need to explore and be sure that the energy of the greater team, group, circle or organization felt positive, clean, imbued with integrity, excitement, spirit – whatever you need a boost of right now.

So:

Be open to the possibility that some element of your life is grinding its way to an end. 

Understand that it may simply be TIME for that to happen – no judgment attached to the feeling.  Just a necessity in your evolution.

Then look for the right GROUP energy to become part of to be supportive of you as you move onward and upward in your life.

Bright blessings and REALLY GOOD group connections!

Quote for the Day:   We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don’t to make it all bearable.  ~ Neil Gaiman

Today’s Weather:  Equisdistant toads couchant.  Melon balls, but tactfully.  

On This Date:  1799 – Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars [Yeah, but wasn’t that, like, three ships and two cans of halibut loaf?]

And: 1797Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer is born.