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I have a plan.  I have a plan to energize my writing and at the same time, work on my skill at divination and more specifically, the arcane mystery of the TAROT!  (Cue echo…)

For the next little bit a few times each week, I am going to draw a daily card and talk about it from my interpretation, relation, emotion and what I see and feel in the card and I will also give the ‘technical’ meaning according to biddytarot.com; thus begins my tarot journal.

Today’s card was the KING OF SWORDS
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Allow me talk about a few items that jump right out at me as I see this card.first, here is a man sitting on a throne on a small rise with a beautiful calm day behind him. His throne has butterflies and I think that may be a cherub (?).  He is in Blueish vestments, with red out cloth and purple cloak or cape.  He is holding a sword in his right hand and the look on his face is not of contemplation but of resolve and confidence.  His foot shows from under the robe.

This is what I see.  This is not Donald Trump; he does not lack confidence or need to bully. People listen because this man has authority, and knows it, and doesn’t need to remind you.  He has confidence and has earned his position through skill, wisdom and resolution.  He sits in judgment from a stance of competence.  This is not someone with something to prove but has already proven it.  The color of the clothes tells me that he is of royalty, magic and belief.  His face is calm, but with his foot forward, he is also ready to act.  I find the butterfly throne intriguing because this is a measure of change which seems to speak from a different angle than my original thought.

I read this card as resolution, confidence, direction and leadership.  Reversed, it could be the lack of direction or self-confidence.  Someone not to be trusted, perhaps?

Reading from biddytarot.com, my initial interpretation does mark on some of Brigit’s thoughts as well.  Feel free to go here to read her take on the King of Swords.

This card speaks to me in relation to the way I have been feeling recently.  I pulled the King of Swords today reversed, so my feeling of it referring to a lack of self-confidence is pretty spot on.  I am working on it, but the past month has been a little rough; both mundane and from the craft standpoint, I have not felt very witchy per se.

But, the lesson from this same card is obvious.  Be ready, do the work and to be witchy, BE WITCHY.  Hold magic in a special place.  Study and be resolute in your study.  Seek mentors, do not wait for them.  Be calm but ready to act.

It’s a great reminder today.

See you soon.

 

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