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.

 

 

3 Sept 18: Page of Swords & Six of Cups

Mind your own business and move on. Pages are generally messengers who bring us news of some kind, but in this case may be gathering news of some kind, as in straight up spying, trolling or investigating.  The suit of Swords is the permeating energy of Air (Libra/Gemini/Aquarius) and we’re coming up into Libra season. This Page could be male or female.  The sweet, nostalgic 6 of Cups (Pisces/Cancer/Scorpio) shows us a child tenderly handing another child a flower. This is the card of an innocent past, simpler, happier days, and happy memories.

This Page, being a notorious spy and gossip, means that someone is really digging into someone’s past or even childhood…get a life. 6 is the number of Karma, so if there is something in the past that is meant to be exposed, it will be. You may be hearing some news or gossip about someone from your past. It is a quirk of the human condition that people seem to love digging for dirt and spreading bad news whether true or not than good news. Do not ask me why, I do not know, that is not why I am here. They can snoop all day, there is nothing but good memories and love between these people.

This is also being able to look at the past without the foggy filters, rose-colored glasses, or selective memory. He or she knows he should be thinking about ‘growing up’ (swords = logic) but the heart is still that of a child (cups = emotions) and all he wants to know is: how do I get that feeling back? 

Good question.

This could be simply a curious child looking at pictures of young Mom and Dad, or even someone looking for their birth parents.

Or our poor Page is outgrowing his little friends. Gemini is the sign of Peter Pan, the eternal child. He’s holding that sword, and seems almost ready to ‘cut’ away the past – soon.

The Autumn ‘change in the air’ can definitely bring the seasonal nostalgia, but the past is just that.

 

 

 

1 Sept 18: Queen of Swords

She knows. I have to love this Queen, the brainy, salty mate of the mighty King of Swords/Air (Aquarius/Libra/Gemini) and the most powerful King in the deck. Don’t expect a lot of warm fuzzies from this lady, though. She is not without sympathy or compassion but she has no time for whining, debate, diplomacy or bullshit in general. Before you’ve finished the sentence she’s cut you off with that massive, heavy sword she holds upright in her left hand (Morgan-Greer deck) and in one word, has your answer, has solved the problem, it’s done and dusted. She analyzes, identifies, dissects and clarifies with all the power of a fast blast of clean wind blowing away fog. We can even  see behind her a bank of clouds being blown away to show us a clear blue sky. The white clouds are tinted yellow-gold as if the sun has broken through and is shining down on them.

She’s surrounded by red roses (a male energy, this is the most ‘masculine’ Queen in the deck),  some lush and in full bloom and one tight bud. Roses represent passion and secrets, and there’s no keeping secrets from this intense lady with eyes like knives. Don’t even try to lie to this Queen..may as well just spill it before she slices your fool head off.

Cool, logical, unemotional and detached, she may also slice you up with her tongue before delivering her final decision, ruling or solution, but you probably deserve it.

Why do you people have to make everything so complicated? 

Next.

 

 

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.

Exactly.

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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