The Emperor – glazed ceramics by Dakan
The Highway Shaman Wisdom Reading
for June 18, 2020
I like that I got these three cards: STRENGTH, EMPEROR and ADVENTURE. I believe that before we can embark on a meaningful adventure, we must strengthen our self-esteem, self-respect and yes, self-love. In doing so we become brave enough to follow our own authority. At the conclusion of each life experience or adventure we become stronger and our tool-belt of wisdom grows. Eventually, secure in our high self-esteem, with a clear goal or vision, we become somewhat fearless, prepared and ready to move on to the next greater thing. In this way we become the Emperor or Empress, Magician or Shaman, the self-appointed Teacher or Master of our life; compelled to share the wisdom of our being. As I do here every day.
The Elements Tarot: STRENGTH:
Perseverance. Continuity of purpose. Ability to pursue objectives in spite of obstacles. Fortitude.
REVERSED: Self-esteem, self-respect.
Osho Zen Tarot: Page of Rainbows – ADVENTURE:
Zen says truth has nothing to do with authority, truth has nothing to do with tradition, truth has nothing to do with the past – truth is a radical, personal realization. You have to come to it. Danger will be there sacrifice, with be there; you will be moving every day into the unknown, into the unchartered, and there will be no map to follow, no guide to follow. Yes, there are millions of dangers and you will go astray and you can get lost, but that is the only way one grows. Insecurity is the only way to grow, to face danger is the only way to grow, to accept the challenge of the unknown is the only way to grow.
“Whenever we move into the new and unknown with the trusting spirit of a child, innocent and open and vulnerable, even the smallest things of life can become the greatest adventure.”
The Good Tarot: EMPEROR: Authority: Following the rules right now is exactly what I should be doing. People in authority come to my aid and give me good advice when I ask for it. I can have the strong confident that this card suggests. Dealing with institutions such as banks and governments are also highlighted at this time.