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Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 28

February 27, 2009

Six of Spears

The Return of Ambrosius


Ah.  A nice long read for a Saturday morning!

As I said last time this card showed up for the Blog, it’s one that requires a Nealio’s fracturized faerystory version of the legend behind the card.  That will help you understand my interpretation of the Six of Spears, which – as usual – varies a touch from the norm.

By the way, my intuition-based recounting of the story of Ambrosius also varies a touch from anybody else’s, historical or otherwise.  So, gae we noo taegether, aye.  Or something.

Just as Arthur had to deal with a rebellion of the lesser kings at the start of his reign, and Arthur’s father Uther had to deal with a rebellion of the lesser kings at the start of his reign, Arthur’s uncle Ambrosius had problems at the start of his reign.

But Ambrosius was literally driven out of Britain, over to Brittany in France.  And the people who stole Britain from him were a bunch of real slimebuckets, you bet!

Now, that made him a King in Exile, which could be a pretty cushy life.  Small castle, nice lands, good hunting, splendid French wines − there could be a real temptation to just put your feet up, marry a French princess, become a courtier and suck down the good life.

Not for Ambrosius. 

He gathered, from ALL around the world, the finest strategists, armorers, teachers, alchemists, trainers, etc., etc., etc. and put them all to work for him, on him, on his forces and on his hopes.  So that, after a while, it became generally acknowledged that he had the finest army in all the world. 

And in his own chosen time, he and his army went back across the English Channel and literally blew through the opposing forces like wind through a cane break. 

Which brings me back to the card.  (Yeah.  Finally.)

To most readers, the Six of Spears betokens a victor triumphing, or great and important news.  Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, sees this card as a well-earned victory, change for the better, and “passing through a gateway to a new era.”

I won’t go against any of those interpretations.

But to me, Six of Spears represents utter, total complete victory after what seemed to be utter defeat.

And the victory comes, not instantly, but after careful planning and the marshalling of THE BEST people who can help make the desired success and/or reversal of fortune possible.  (That means you’re not SUPPOSED to try to handle it all by yourself alone!  But don’t settle for help from any doofus who happens to wander by with a card that says Consultant, either!))

So, what IS the seeming defeat that you would turn into a victory FOR THE HIGHEST AND BEST? 

Who are the




consultants (good ones!),





spiritual directors


who would be THE BEST to help you take back what seems lost? 


What must you do to involve them in your cause?  And what can you do to start on that today?  Go!  Go!


Bright blessings and victory that is for the Highest and Best!

 Quote for the day:    Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.   ~ W.C. Fields