The Dark Cloud. Don’t let them, or it, ruin your day. Although the Sun, aka ‘the happiest card in the deck’ is in the reverse, we all know the Sun never ‘goes out’. Ot at least it hasn’t yet, because if it did, allthese other cards wouldn’t matter anyway. The first thing I thought of when I saw this spread was ‘sunstroke’, and it is hotter than hell out here in the Wild West, but for those in the dead of winter the Sun reversed can mean seasonal depression. To my flooded friends in the Southern states, the sun is definitely in reverse. This is all erratic, unpredictable, and impulsive energy and we should take care.
In the upcoming position is someone who does, the Knight of Swords. In the reverse, no less (Libra/Gemini/Aquarius). This is not cool. Hopefully these cards will prevent you from doing that to someone or help you to protect your energy from someone who does. The reversed Knight is misusing his or her Sword, the suit of Air being mental and verbal. Mercury, the quick little ‘messenger’ planet is still crossing wires, ‘dropping’ calls and texts and everything else and we don’t want to do any of those things in anger, which is what this reversed Knight is. Very. This card can also literally talk about weapons, especially illegal knives or guns. The Knight of Swords Is a scary, obsessive, stalker energy. This person is pretty dedicated to causing some kind of damage or to disrupting your life in some way. You go out to your car and your ex has slashed all your tires in the middle of the night, that kind of thing. The Knight of Swords on the Morgan-Greer card is smiling as he shoulders a bloody sword as a tower burns in the distance. ‘Damn the collateral damage’ or, possibly more appropriately, ‘what collateral damage?’ so dangerously, obsessed is the Knight of Swords, male or female. But that’s their problem. This is a Person to Avoid and certainly to Avoid Being. I don’t want to know you.
In the past position is the 5 of Wands (Sagittarius/Leo/Aries). This is a non-violent conflict that you may have forgotten but someone else may not have. The reversed Knight of Swords, stopped in his or her tracks, could mean you’ve actually protected yourself against, well, anyone who would ‘mean to do you harm’ as Bill Hickok said, who never should have sat down to that poker game with his killer. See what happens when you ignore your intuition?
We’re All On The Same Team, Right?
In the past is the 5 of wands, and as we can see by the 5 healthy young people waving their ‘talking sticks’ at each other,This is also a ‘mental’ card, and one of the keywords is conflict. Everyday conflict is what this card is about, even recreational. This is a card about teammates and rivals. We agree to disagree, basically, because if we didn’t we’d kill each other. But it’s also a card of anxiety, and along with the reversed Sun and the out of his or her mind Knight of Swords it’s hard to know what to do about it. This could be a picture of a disgruntled employee shooting up his former job, and although I haven’t turned on the news yet, the chances are that there will have been one or there will be one. A Major Arcana event to someone somewhere is a Minor Arcana news item. No cards necessary.
Timing Is Everything.
There may be some legal action we need or want to take but we’re in danger of rushing things. The Knight of Swords is usually the fastest horse in the race, but this is ‘not the day’ to provoke with Mercury retrograde. As long as things may have taken to negotiate or ‘hash out’, wait to sign off on it until we go direct.
The Ego Has Landed.
Were these cards upright, this would be taking action on a decision that has been made after much debate or internal conflict about successfully ‘going off’ on your own in a new direction regarding career and business, and it would be a very happy change. The Knight of Swords on a good day can ‘leave ‘em in the dust’ but even in the upright needs to be careful of that horse ‘trampling’ over others on his or her way to greatness. You may be excited about this plan or ambition or but are either overthinking it or not thinking it through at all, especially in terms of human and environmental ‘impact’. The Sword, we can’t forget, is double-edged.
‘Be like the midday sun and shine’ – ICHING ( Chinese proverb)