14 September 18: Ace of Swords

Nothing but the truth. No matter what the President’s fat-assed diamond-pinkie-ring wearing ‘lawyer’ says, it’s not “truth isn’t truth”,  it’s the simple TRUTH. This mighty Ace does not fuck around, and truth, as we all know, is a double-edged sword. This Sword is about to fall and cut the crap, and the truth is a funny thing:  like a lie, or like a domino, once one truth is exposed, there’s another, then another. This Ace is the first link in the chain. Hard and metallic, this is a cold blast (Libra/Gemini/Aquarius), a harsh wind that blows away all fog and clouds leaving only the naked, unobscured Truth, a powerful weapon indeed.

The truth hurts

…some people.



11 July 18: Ace of Swords

New horizons. What an amazing card. Once again, how many years have I been reading this card? But I clearly see something I’ve never really focused on before – which is exactly the message of this powerful Ace of Air (Gemini/Libra/Aquarius).

Aces, of course, are the ‘seeds of the suits’, that is, the opportunity and the power entrusted to you to manifest…think of growing a tree. It’s the last seed in the world, and it’s been given to you. You don’t know when you’ll get another seed, and you don’t even know if it’s the kind of tree you even want to grow. You must plant it at the right time in the right place and commit to consistently maintaining and nurturing that seed through all kinds of weather. This seed WILL grow, so we have to make sure it’s in exactly the right place and not going to fuckup the neighbor’s fence or power lines or fall on his car, or us, for that matter, or that it’s not toxic or invasive.

This potentially dangerous Sword, which can be, of course, either a weapon of defense or a weapon of attack, requires and demands clarity of purpose and intention from the ‘swordsman’ (us).

The thing that I’m noticing on this card is the lack of a horizon between the sky and the water. Assuming there is water.The card shows a dreamy blue landscape: blue mountains in the foreground, blue sky, and what may or may not be blue water.  I can’t tell where blue land meets blue sky or blue sky meets blue water or blue water meets blue land,  because that deeper blue below the blue mountains looks sort of like a blue highway, but everything’s so blue I can’t tell. I’m glad I’m not driving. Or flying.

But from out of the ‘blue’ a bank of clouds roll in and we know what that means: SkyHand! From out of the fog and clouds emerges SkyHand over the blue mountains to present us with a sharp, clean, glistening blade encircled with a crown at the top flanked by green fronds on either side that seem to form the shape of a heart but sliced through by the logical Sword, who is not interested in and has no time for all these sloshy, sloppy, watery emotions or ‘feeeeeelings’. Are the fronds ‘coming together’ via the Sword or are the peaceful greens being divided and sliced apart?

But here’s the thing I’ve never really noticed before: slicing through the clouds, the clouds settle on the surface of the water, giving us a horizon line.


We see clearly where we’re going and how to get there. We’re logical and strong-minded. Sharp as the proverbial tack.


This is a very powerful Ace and a ‘new horizon’ beckons.

But careful with that axe, Eugene. This is also a new military contract.



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27 June 18: King of Coins & Ace of Swords

Sound financial advice or a contract of some sort from a solid, successful businessman or woman is one of the situations this pair – who like each other a lot – could be talking about today.

The King of Pentacles/Coins represents  the suit of the Earth and associated astrological signs Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. This King has money. Lots and lots of money, as he has worked very hard and managed very well. He is pictured looking us straight in the eye, a large gold disc held on his lap as if patiently waiting and watching  for the next promising investment opportunity. On his gold helmet are the horns of a bull (Taurus), as he can certainly be as stubborn as one. He relaxes in a mature vineyard under vines heavy with purple clusters of ripe grapes. The tendrils of the vines are starting to grow over him, and will continue to grow for generations. Traditional ways and means have served this King well. He values long-term security, not just for himself but also for his or her family and friends.

The almighty Ace Of Swords is extreme power and clarity of mind. A cold blast of air, (Libra/Gemini/Aquarius) it is pure intellect, and emotion has no place here. This is the card that ‘cuts through the fog’ as it is said. Alongside the King of Coins, this is someone who could be some kind of business manager or financial advisor – even a lawyer – who is respected and powerful in his field. This could be you coming into a lot of money and needing to keep a clear head as to how to spend it – or not.  Possibly a contract or offer from someone very successful – look sharp, as they say, and keep in mind that this is your ‘superior’ and expects to be and is used to being treated with the respect he or she deserves…if you want the gig, that is.

Assess your long-term ‘worth’ with a clear head, realistically, and if you need an advisor, get one.  Making the investment in a good business manager, accountant or lawyer will save a lot in the long run.

You wouldn’t take out your own tonsils, would you?