ACE of CUPS

 As with all Aces, here we have a card of new beginnings, and since our card for this week is from the suit of CUPS; this new beginning will be in the realm of the emotions. You can expect a new beginning or to feel like you did the first time you experienced a particular emotion. This feeling could be that all encompassing feeling of falling in love. The feeling of being filled with pure joy, like you did as a child when you got a new puppy. A feeling of contentment, as if all is right in your world… right here, right now. The nourishment that comes from loving and being loved. Whether this is self-love or the love of another.  Growth and fertility which comes from our creativity, feelings, imagination, intuition and from spirit itself, which manifests as the abundance in our lives. The ACE of CUPS is the card of finding love or appreciation for someone or something, falling in love, infatuation, the birth or adoption of a child/pet/creative or art project. New feelings coming forth such as; peace, tranquility, serenity, joy, contentment and love. Your cup runneths over because you are so full of joy, contentment, happiness, goodwill and love, that you can’t contain it all. This is also the card that indicates you may be opening up to messages from spirit, angels, God, the Universe, the Source, and your own intuition or even beginning to receive psychic impressions. You are beginning to feel grateful and blessed from above and nourished deeply on a soul felt basis.

The symbolism in the card shows literally, a cup so full of water (water symbolizes the emotions, usually of love, joy, peace and contentment) that it can’t be contained and is running over the brim and spilling from it’s base. The cup itself is made of precious gold, indicating the vessel that holds all the precious emotions. Above the cup is a dove which symbolizes peace and love and in it’s beak is a wafer of bread (bread symbolizes nourishment and in this case, that which nourishes our spirit and emotions comes from Spirit) with the sign of the cross which indicates the nourishment, peace and love comes from above, from spirit/God/the Universe/ Source. Also, adorning the cup and encircling the stem, or that which supports us, are a group of the purple (the color of spirit and the color of Authority and Virtue) crystal Amethyst, which symbolizes the 7th Energy Chakra which is our connection to spirit. The hand coming out of the cloud offering us this overflowing cup of goodness comes from a source which is there, yet unseen… this is a symbolism of the importance of our faith and in knowing that we are cared for and nourished by spirit. We can also see the lotus blossoms that indicates the peace that comes from having faith in spirit. Everything is watered and fed by the emotions which in turn makes the flowers grow and the lily pads lush and fertile. There is one unopened blossom which indicates the promise and potential of a new beginning or birth.      

So, with this weeks Purple Swan Tarot Blog Post, you can expect a new beginning from an emotional standpoint. One that brings with it; love, joy, contentment, growth, creativity, insight, opening up to receiving messages from spirit or your intuition and a feeling of having abundance in your life.                             

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Illustration from The New Palladini Tarot Deck by David Palladini c.1996. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.

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The WORLD

The Tarot Card for this weeks Tarot Reading blog post is: THE WORLD. THE WORLD is a major arcana card, which means you are going through a Major step, phase or transformation in your life at this time. THE WORLD suggests completion of one stage of your life before you begin a whole new phase. It can indicate you are coming to the conclusion that it is time to end something that has been of importance in your life, but no longer serves your best interest or is holding back your ability to grow and move forward. THE WORLD could be showing that you have completed a phase or project you have been working on for sometime, and now it is time to celebrate your accomplishments and all the hard work you have put in to get to this completion. It’s time to throw yourself a party, buy yourself a reward for a task well done, treat yourself to something special to celebrate making it through a rigorous or tough period. Whatever you have completed, take the time to acknowledge your accomplishment , celebrate however you feel is appropriate, and then get ready to move into the next brand new phase of your life.

 THE WORLD  is a card of things that go around in cycles. The seasons, rites of passage such as birth, puberty, graduations, marriage, childbearing, empty nest,  retirement, menopause, old age and death. Then the cycle starts all over again. Could be getting a job then leaving the current job and then getting a promotion or new and better job, or retiring all together. Starting school, going through school, completing school and finally celebrating this with a graduation ceremony. Finding a mate, marrying the mate, living a long and loving life together, or perhaps divorcing or a death  completes the cycle with that mate and then starting the process all over again or finding  love within yourself completes you. Cycles, completions, celebrations and rites of passage that allow you to end one phase, celebrate and/or acknowledge what has been completed, and then moving on, growing, and starting a new phase all over again.

 On the  solely physical plane; THE WORLD can indicate travel, especially overseas. Perhaps even an assignment or job or enlistment or extended stay is indicated. But this is definitely bigger or at least further than in the country or even continent that you live in currently. This is THE WORLD. Pat yourself on the back, throw a party, give yourself a hug, burn that old marriage certificate, hang that diploma on the wall! Whatever you have or need to complete, do it, celebrate it or have a ritualistic commemoration to acknowledge that it has been finished, then move on into your next new phase of life. Congratulations!!!

 THE WORLD can indicate Completion, the end of a way of life, success. A new beginning, a change of location, hope for the future. Triumph in the end. The admiration of friends. The breadth of possibilities. Cycles of of life.

illustration by Robin Wood, from The Robin Wood Tarot, by Robin Wood & Michael Short, C. 1991, Published by Llewellyn Publications, a division of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd., 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989.

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gold

~Value              ~Confidence                ~Self-worth             ~Money                     ~Wealth

This gold card is a symbolic reflection of your true inner worth. At the core of your being there exists a pure golden essence with an infinite capacity to create!

You are being urged to look within, to go beyond the superficial personality and connect through contemplation and meditation with your true nature. There is a yearning within you to manifest all your hearts desires. At the top of the list you will discover a yearning for financial wealth and freedom, and for the self-confidence that money can bring. Do not delude yourself that somehow money is bad or that it does not align with your spiritual ideals. Money is just as much a part of  God’s creation as we are. In actuality, it is neither good nor bad, rather, it is something to be valued and put to good use.

Sit quietly for a few minutes each day and lovingly imagine yourself having and achieving all your heart desires. Then, set a goal – one that you feel is achievable in the short term. Focus on it each day until it manifests. Then set a new goal, and so on. Goals are reached one step at a time; an ongoing journey you take. Set clear goals, yet remember to always keep focused on the present, for it is in the present that all unfolds.

You deserve to be and have all your heart desires.

Affirmation:

Within my heart flows a river of gold. Iam one with the eternal light of creation. I manifest my dreams. I create Abundance in my life through love.

moonstone

 ~Fertility              ~Reflection               ~Intuition                     ~Imagination                ~Goddess energy           ~Amplified feelings             

During the appearance of the next full moon your emotions and fears will be amplified and you will at times think you are going crazy, however, keep your calm for this condition will only last a few days. During this time you will find yourself reflecting on your life, both past and present. You will gain deep insights as to the nature of true happiness and begin to reassess your priorities. After the full moon, a fertile period in your life begins, full of many exciting challenges and changes. Many new and rewarding friendships will be formed as you embark on new and creative ventures. This is all the result of the reflective light of the moon, so give thanks to her for her wisdom.

Embrace the blessings coming your way!

amethyst

~Spirituality          ~Positive Transformation     ~Mediation                    

You are being urged to embrace your shadow side. Take an inventory of all those aspects of yourself that you are afraid to show the world because you perceive them to be bad or inadequate. Meditate on these qualities. Acknowledge them, see how they serve both you and others, then love them and bring them into your heart. When you realise that every aspect of you serves a purpose, there will be no need to deny half of who you are. Just be yourself and understand that there is nothing in your life to fix. There are simply aspects of yourself yearning to be embraced and loved.

This is a time of profound change – a time of positive transformation which will have a lasting impact on every area of your life, and to some degree, on those around you..

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno, c.2004. Published by Blue Angel Publishing. Victoria, Australia 3150

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Queen of Water

After focusing on the more material side of life in the past few weeks, the Queen of Water asks us to now turn inwards and focus on our emotional side. She asks us to take a break from the hurries and worries of life and of the Christmas Season. From worrying about money, the car, the job, the kids, the Grand kids. Rushing around in a buying frenzy, trying to get just the right gift for everyone. From decking the halls, trimming the tree, baking the goodies and making Merry. The gifts are unwrapped, the mess cleaned up, the guests have gone home, the house is quiet, and you’re finally alone.. It’s now time to sit back, enjoy the tree lights, listen to some soothing music and exhale! Close your eyes, meditate or just relax. Be still. Enjoy the silence or just the sound of your breath. Go inside of yourself, let go of all your worries and just relax. Listen to your heartbeat, hear your thoughts, feel your feelings and then just let go. Exhale and then just breathe. Take some time for you. Nurture yourself. Replenish your heart, body and soul. This is a time for you to just rest.  Let the world turn without you for now. This is your time to unwind, re-charge, defuse and recuperate. That’s right…, go inside yourself, breathe and just rest.

The Queen of Water is the Queen of the emotions. The Queen of matters of the heart. She’s Queen of the intuition. The feelings and the Psyche. She is the embodiment of the Moon. She is quiet, still, feminine, beautiful, mysterious and yet oh so powerful. She rules from the heart and makes decisions with her feelings and intuition rather than with logic and facts. She is the nurturing Woman, Mother and Wife.  She is a Care-Giver, Nurse and Psychic. She is a dreamer as well as dreamy. Without need of ‘proof’ or outside facts, she just ‘knows’ things.  You cannot fool her because she can ‘see’ right through you. She is an empath who can feel others feelings and knows just what to say to soothe a troubled mind.  She is the Yin to her opposite, Yang. She is the feminine power and energy in us all. She is the Goddess of love and beauty, the night, the heart, the Soul. She resides in the depths of each and every one of us. She is within YOU!

This week the Queen of Water is asking you to take a break and nurture your body, mind and soul. To slow down. Take a spa day, do some yoga, meditate, take a nap, listen to music or just chill. You may need to rely more on your intuition and feelings this week in making decisions or making your way through your day-to-day life. You may find you need the assistance, care or compassion from a Queen of Water type person or someone else needs your Queen of Water gifts and caring. Whichever the case, be kind to yourself and be sure to listen to your intuition and your body’s clues and hunches. If your stomach clenches tightly when you meet someone or enter a room… that’s your intuition giving you a warning sign. If you need to make a decision about whether to trust someone or whether to sign on the dotted line; note if your body feels relaxed or if it feels tight and tense. These are clues about which way to go. Remember, you have the power to ‘know’, feel and sense the answers. It’s called intuition. And this week you are being asked to use it. So get some rest. Take some time for yourself to recharge. Then be ready to use your inner knowing to help you navigate through this crazy thing we call life!

Illustrations for The Good Tarot by Jena DellaGrottaglia. Authored by Colette Barron-Reid c.2017. Published & distributed in the United States by Hay House, Inc.

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TRANSITION

 Change ~ An ending that leads to a new beginning ~ A necessary letting go ~ Transformation ~ In a state of transition ~ New Beginnings ~Change of status quo ~ The inevitable

This week’s Purple Swan Tarot Blog Post reading is about the Tarot card TRANSITION, which is known as DEATH in more traditional decks. But fear not! The meaning of this card rarely means actual death as some horror movies have depicted it. It literally means a transformation from one state to another. Being in a transitional phase. This card also speaks of an impending change. A change of pace. Changing ones path in life. A change of the status quo. This change will be for the best, but may be met with resistance or possibly even fear. This is not unusual, but it is unwarranted, as the changes ushered in by this card are always for the best. You may be in a transitional period where you have ended one phase and are in the period before the new phase has begun.  This ending or change could be characterized as the completion of one phase in a persons life which leads directly into the next. It could be from childhood into adulthood. From Graduating school, to being set free into the ‘real world’. From parenthood into the ’empty nest’ stage. From leaving one job or career to moving  into or searching for another position. Or the possibility of moving from a place you have become familiar and comfortable with to relocate somewhere new and unfamiliar. Or even the need to leave a relationship that is no longer providing growth, fidelity or even safety any longer without knowing what will happen next. With change we break free from the status quo and have to face the unknown. And with the unknown, there is usually an element of fear which in turn can make us resist this much needed change. Just know this. This is a necessary change which will bring about growth, fertility, success and happiness. As with DEATH, this is something we may fear and even resist, but in the end, all we will accomplish by resisting this change, is to waste time and precious resources fighting what in the end is inevitable anyway. Don’t be afraid to cut away all the deadwood that is stealing your life and vitality. It’s time to let it go so the new can enter, thrive and grow.

Another meaning for this card is transforming ourselves. If we haven’t been living the best versions of ourselves, it’s time to remedy that and transform ourselves into better people. If we have been wearing a mask made up of what we think other people want us to be like, look like, act like and it is hiding our true identity… it’s time to remove that mask. To step into, or Transform ourselves into the true and authentic selves we were meant to be. Stop hiding yourself away or making yourself act small or tough to meet someone else’s needs or expectations. It’s well past time to shine your true and unique light into a world in real danger of plunging into darkness due to negligence, fake and artificial… EVERYTHING! The world needs your light,  your quirkiness, your unique beauty, your talents, your skills and your voice. The world needs you. YOU need you. Not the you that you think others want you to be, but the REAL authentic you. Be big. Be bold. Be Bright. Be YOU!

Illustration from the Connolly Tarot Deck by Peter Paul Connolly. Created by Eileen Connolly c.1990. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.

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SON OF STONES

(also known as the Prince of Stones or the Knight of Pentacles)

~Responsible~Service~Labor~Worker~Naturalist~Morality~Positive Changes~  ~Civic Minded~Deliberate~Loyal~Careful~Kind~Considerate~Utilitarian~Steady~Dependable~Predictable~Unhurried~Slow Movement~Practical~Trustworthy~Mountain Man~Veterinarian~Farmer~Architect~Planner~Orchardist~Agriculturist~Loves Nature, Animals, Family & Children~

 The Son of Stones, also known as the Prince of Stones. Or, the Knight of Pentacles in more traditional Tarot Decks; carries the meaning of servitude and responsibility. Responsibility for the Earth, the environment and especially, ones family/tribe/people. Taking care of the land and her people so that his children, their children and children thereafter, have clean air to breathe and a bountiful place to live for generations to come. He takes it upon himself to do whatever is necessary to assure there will be a good place and life to live for those he cares for.

 The Son of Stones is a person who works with his hands and with things concerning the land, finances, plants, animals, building and or construction, utilities, and who is of service to his family and community. He takes his work and responsibilities seriously because others are relying on him. He is a laborer who doesn’t shirk his duties and whom will keep at a task until it’s done. No matter how long it takes. He doesn’t cut corners or do shoddy work because others lives depend upon him. Whether human, plant, animal or the planet itself, they can count on him to do whatever it takes to assure there well-being and longevity.

 Others may think he is too serious or that he is predictable and boring, but this is because he takes it upon himself to make sure the work gets done. He IS practical, responsible and hard working. But he is also kind, considerate and generous with his time, energy and affection. He loves animals and children and will give you the shirt off his back if he thinks you need it. And once his work is done, his time is all yours. He is a trustworthy, committed and passionate lover. He is someone whom you and others can always count on to be there for you if you need a helping hand. Even if he seems ‘a little rough around the edges’,  have no doubt… he is a gentle man who will always have your back. 

As a physical description, he will usually be a young man in his 30’s to mid 40’s. Dark hair, eyes and frequently darker skin tones. Although he is usually a man, it can also describe a woman who exhibits the character traits of the Son of Stones. You could encounter or have interactions with someone matching the Son of Stone’s physical or character traits this week.  Zodiac signs associated with the Son of Stones are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Jesus was in his 30’s, a Capricorn, a builder, responsible for the lives of all people of the world and gave his all for those he loved… Us!!! Jesus was a great example of a Son of Stones. Chief Seattle of the Suquamish and Duwamish Indian tribes of the coastal Northwest U. S. state of Washington and whom the city of Seattle is named after, is another great example of a Son of Stones. He felt a deep responsibility towards peace and, not only his people, but the preservation of the land itself and to insure his people, for generations to come, would have peace and a clean and sustainable place to live. A Son of Stones type will always be more concerned about the welfare of the land and its creatures, as well as for others, than for his own welfare. Count yourself lucky to be in his presence and at your service because you can trust this person and be assured that you are in good hands.

Illustration from The Haindl Tarot Deck by Hermann Haindl, c.1990. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.

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Your dream will come true~Your chosen path is the right one for you~Heaven supports you fully on your mission~Your material needs will be taken care of~Take action steps towards the realization of your dream~Break your dream into achievable baby steps so that it’s easier to start and keep going.

 The message from Aine: “Procrastinating about your dreams won’t make them go away. Neither will it make them happen. Indecision is the death of the soul’s burning passion to improve, grow, and learn. Don’t worry about making a wrong decision. Instead, worry about making no decision at all! Then take time to pray, meditate, investigate, research, go on nature walks… and make your decision.  

Once made, the universal energies will immediately support your decision, and doors will successively open as if by magic. The magic, you see, is that you’ve set your mind to accomplish something. And this intention is what sets you on your magical journey. Trust that the universe supports you in all ways. Trust that your intention is clear and right for you. And then take a leap of faith and jump fully and squarely into the midst of putting your dreams into action. Don’t hesitate or delay a moment longer!”

Artwork by Ruth Sanderson from the Goddess Guidance Oracle deck by Doreen Virtue, Copyright 2004. Published and distributed in the United States by Life Styles, Hay House, Inc.

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Two Card Reading

#1. THE SITUATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Card #1: THE SITUATION: 9 of Water: With the 9 of Waters as the situation this week, it is assuring you that something you have wished for will be manifesting itself in your life very soon. You may find you will be very satisfied with how something turns out or that you finally have come to a stage in your life where you are no longer living paycheck to paycheck or where you ‘have enough’ with more where that came from and you are set for the future in an area in your life. But even though you find you are very satisfied with what you will accomplish, don’t become complacent and lazy. That attitude can literally mean you will become ‘fat and happy’, but not healthy enough to enjoy it… keep moving forward. Or just keep moving as this card can symbolize weight gains because you’ve overindulged in your good fortune! This is the ‘dream come true’ card so is one the the best cards in the deck to receive! It is the ‘Genie in the bottle’, but it does carry the added meaning to ‘be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!’ As an example, you wanted a fancy new car  and you are finally able to get a loan for it. Or you wish for the person you’ve had your eye on to come into your life as your new love interest and it finally happens…. Great! But, not so fast! You may get that new car, but find out later that you can’t afford the payments AND the gas to drive it. Or, you may get that person you’ve had your eye on as your new lover, but you didn’t count on the fact that they came with a spouse too! So choose your words carefully when formulating your wishes or prayers because it may turn out to be more than you bargained for in the end! But, with thoughtful wishes and prayers, you will be getting your dream come true!

CARD #2: CHALLENGE  : 7 of Earth: With the 7 of Earth as your challenge card, it can show that you have wished and waited for something or worked for something so long and hard with nothing to show for it, that you have finally just given up on it. This can put you in a fatalistic state of mind where you won’t recognize that it is FINALLY happening for you and your wish is actually coming true. All your hard work or waiting has paid off and your wish is finally coming true! There’s nothing left for you to do. The work is done or the time has finally come for the pay off! But with the wrong attitude, you might not recognize it when it shows up, or your negativity could actually chase off the very thing you had hoped for!

In SUMMARY: Even though it may have taken quite some time for your wish or desire to materialize, the time has come to receive. Now you must open your eyes and your heart in order to lift your spirits enough to recognize and accept the gift when it arrives. Be ready and expectant for it to happen for you so you don’t end up chasing it off or letting it pass you by! There’s nothing left for you to do but receive and say a big grateful “YES”!!! All that hard work, waiting and effort has finally paid off, so be open and ready to receive. Congratulations!!!

 The Good Tarot   by Collette Baron-Reid c. 2017. Published in the U.S. by Lifestyles, Hay House, Inc.   *To purchase this deck, click on the deck name.

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STRENGTH

Strength. Courage. Fortitude. Conviction. Energy. Determination. Resolution. Defiance. Action. Confidence. Innate ability. Zeal. Fervor. Matter over mind. Mind over matter. Accomplishment. Warrior for a cause. Calm control. Composure. Conquering ones instincts and fears.

This weeks Tarot Blog Post card is Strength. Since this week in the United States is the Thanksgiving Holiday and a time to spend with Family & Friends instead of working, I’m Re-Posting the main body of a previous Blog Post I wrote on this card a few months ago so that I too might enjoy the Holiday. I’m adding a thought for the Holiday madness of trying to get along with numerous Friends and Family in a usually too crowded space for the amount of people present.

When you feel like pulling your hair out, yelling profanities, or “telling it like it is” loud and clear at the top of your lungs in front of your guests; Look up and murmur under your breath… “Lord, give me STRENGTH!” Then while remembering this cards image: Take several deep breaths and slowly count to three. Calm down, compose yourself,  and KNOW with certainty, there’s nothing you can’t do… even this! Soldier on because you are a Warrior! You’ve got this!!! And have a blessed and peaceful week and /or Thanksgiving!                      

You may at first glance think this card brings the energy of fierceness, and although it does… it’s primary energy is that of compassion. “What!?” you might say. But yes, it’s about calming our fears and doubts, using compassion towards ourselves and others. Look at the card. She’s stroking a Lion! She’s calming down his instinctive nature with gentleness and compassionate. You don’t always have to be loud and fierce to be strong. Sometimes gentle strength and compassion speak louder than harsh words and bravito. When we come upon a scared animal we want to come closer to us, do we yell and growl at it? I think not. We gentle our voice and fill it with compassion. This is the energy this card is asking us to express this week. Do you have someone in your life that yells, growls and tries to to convince you how brave and fierce they are with their display of bluster?   Yet you know in your heart it is all coming from a place of pain, fear  and a lack of confidence? Yep… that is the energy of this card. It is asking you to be strong yet gentle with yourself and others you come in contact with whom may growl at you or react instinctively out of pain, fear or a lack of confidence. Don’t let all their bluster fool you. It’s all a big show. Know that their growl is worse than their bite. They are really just a pussy cat once you take the time and effort to tame them. When they growl at you, react with kindness and compassion. Be gentle and calm their (or your own)  fears.  On the flip side of this card, it may be that you have been too demur and now it is time to show your Lion or Lioness side. Step into your power with confidence and fierceness. Show the power of your convictions. Stop letting others make you play small or plant little seeds of doubt in your mind. Act with strength and determination. Don’t be a doormat any longer… show them what you’re made of! Stand up for yourself. Say “I’m here, I’m not going away. I’m here to stay!” I’m proud of my accomplishments and I plan to make my mark on the World. Know that anything worth attaining can be accomplished with will and determination. You want it? Then go get it! Acting like a shrinking Violet isn’t going to cut it! Step out and shine, baby!!! It’s time to fortify your sense of Self and step into the true you whom is strong, powerful, confident, competent and a force to be reckoned with! Own it! Be that Lion or Lioness you know is within you! Stand up and be counted!!!

 

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PAGE of SWORDS

A mentally motivated youth. A youth who is wise beyond their years. A youth or youthful person with the Zodiac signs of Aquarius, Libra or Gemini. An older person with youthful ideas or who is a troublemaker or mentally immature. Someone who is always on the lookout for trouble. A spy or someone who watches others or acts sneaky. Vigilance. Written communications. A good communicator or speaker. One who is ‘always in their heads’. A rebellious youth or person. Secrets. Examinations with either positive or negative results. Perhaps a youth who is facing Final Exams or a person who is having/receiving a written evaluation.

This weeks card is the Page of Swords. The Pages all have youthful energy, and in the Suit of Swords, the energy is mental energy. Since he/she (from here on, he can denote either a ‘he or she’ person) is a Sword, this Page has to do with logic, fact finding, intellectual, thinking, and dealing with or watching out for problems, conflicts and anything dealing with mental activity. This Page is a messenger of communications… especially written communications. So you could could receive a message about a problem or situation that has been weighing heavily on your mind this week.

This Page of Swords can also indicate a young person who is always on the lookout for trouble, and if he can’t find any… he’ll create it just to make others react. He will create mountains out of mole hills or find problems or woes where none actually exist. He gets bored easily and and can become depressed, a troublemaker, restless and rebellious. You can feel like someone is spying on you , going through your things, or watching you, but this Page is sneaky… so you’ll have a hard time catching them in the act.

This Page can indicate a child who is intellectually mature for their age, but at times doesn’t put that great mind to the best uses… especially if they are bored or become nervous or restless because they feel a change is coming up in their life that will force them to put their intellect into use in a way that feels forced to them. I see this as the student that feels the impending ‘Final Exam or a big test’ hanging over them where they feel they have to preform at their very best mentally and are going to be judged. This can be an adult just as well as a youth who is facing some kind of an Exam or evaluation. This can make them nervous, depressed, irritable, sassy, restless and moody. Others may loose there patience with this persons attitude during this phase. The energy here is full of excitement or trepidation for the upcoming change, examination or results. This can translate into that restless, irritable and rebelliousness that I mentioned before, all the while they try and ‘play it cool’, which makes them seem aloof, as if they don’t care one way or the other. That in itself can be irritating or problematic to others who know how important this examination or communication really is for their future.

This energy can be showing up in an adult as well as a youth, so this could just as well be the feeling or situation you or someone you know is embodying. Or a person you will meet or interact with, or a child. Either way, it’s mental energy. It’s about communications, messages, logic, facts, the intellect. And Pages always suggest things that are beginning. So expect this person or these energies to enter your life in one way or the other this week.  The way to deal with this energy is to keep busy or keep the child busy. The Sword cards are about mental action and problems. Let’s all keep that mind occupied in a productive way so the mind doesn’t take matters into it’s own hands and ‘create’ problems where none exist or find something to worry about. If you actually do have a problem or concern developing in your life, remember; the Page of Swords tells you that it is just in the beginning stages. You can nip this in the bud quickly by keeping the lines of communication open. If you feel trouble brewing or know someone who seems to have the weight of the world on their shoulders…, don’t be afraid to lend an ear and urge them to talk about it. By talking about it out loud, things that seem insurmountable when they are tossing around in ones head, suddenly are put into perspective and are more easy to deal with and confront.

Illustration from the Aquarian Tarot Deck by David Palladini c.1970. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.

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