The Knight of Swords is headstrong and determined. S/he will stop at nothing to accomplish hir goal, which is great for motivation and completing a task or project, but can be harmful to bystanders or anyone in hir path. Knight of Swords can be obsessive, narrowly focused, and can also be a great leader into battle.
Is this you, or someone in your life right now? If it is you, use the energy to focus and motivate, but pay attention to the space you are taking up and how you, your words, and your actions affect those around you. If it is someone else, you might check ask how it is making you feel? Are you motivated by that person? Are you butting heads with them? Here are a couple of healthy responses you might have to this type of person: If they are heading into destruction, or a battle you are not interested in fighting, then simply get out of their way. There's probably no stopping them at this point.If they are heading into a battle worth fighting, letting go and letting them might be the ticket. Hitch onto that force and battle on!
Card from Phantom Wise
There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck, so I guess the odds are pretty good that I would draw the same card twice within the span of a week, especially if I am drawing a card daily. I recently drew the Page of Pentacles three times in one week, and now the King of Cups two times in one week.
Despite the odds, I find it important to notice themes and trends when pulling cards. The past two weeks have shown a lot of cards from the Royal Arcana (7 cards) and some from the suit of cups (four cards). Let's focus on the cups for now. All of the cups I've drawn have been about emotional flow and abundance. I drew the Ace of Cups, the Ten of Cups, and the King of Cups. What are the readers who are relating to these particular cards and I, being asked to consider?
For me personally, each of these cards is about the abundance of joy, love, and emotional balance within myself and with my community. My wyfe often calls me the "chewy emotional center" of our relationship. By that she means that I am pretty
steady emotionally. I don't tend to be unpredictable or overly emotional, but I am also very accessible emotionally.
What I gather from the continuous drawing of these particular Cup cards is that I need to ask myself if I am being the chewy emotional center for myself, and are there other areas where I can bring this energy. Where are the areas that I find it challenging to hold emotional maturity and abundance of joy and love? Is there someone in my life who holds the energy of the King of Cups that I could be connecting with more? Feel free to comment with your own questions and thoughts on these themes.
This is an exciting time of getting projects/ventures off the ground and rolling. It's not as simple as that though. I can't think of anyone I know who has only the one thing to do or think about as they begin their project. For example, as I kick off Bad Flower Productions, I am also juggling my day job, my relationships, my health,my finances, my music career, and other creative projects. Not unfamiliar to you readers, I'm sure.
This card is about finding balance and learning to hold the many aspects of our lives. It can be fun and rewarding if we understand how to go with the flow and make it a bit of a dance. Notice the solid ground beneath the juggler. It suggests that the dancer has a solid foundation and is choosing to physically mimic the waves around and even within hir in order to easily hold the constant movement of the discs. There will always be inner and outer emotional and physical demands as we work to manifest our dreams. As long as we are not fighting those demands, and we are allowing ourself to have some fun as we juggle them, we will be able to access the infinite (infinity symbol around the discs) energy that is available to us. This might, however, not be a great time to take on more projects or responsibilities. The Two of Pentacles also reminds us to be realistic about your limits and priorities.
So last night I pulled the Page of Pentacles for the 3rd time in a week. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! Well, I decided to pull another card that might help me figure that out and quite honestly, I'm still a little stumped. I pulled the King of Swords.
The King of Swords is pretty straight forward. S/He is a highly ethical master of intellect and discernment. S/He is fair, ruthless, and has a full understanding of the power of the word. S/He is often sought out to solve problems in community, especially when a hard decision needs to be made. I woke up this morning thinking about Rick from The Walking Dead. He is a very human version of the King of Swords, if the King of Swords found himself and his kingdom in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Still working on the connection between the King of Swords and the Page of Pentacles. Perhaps the King of Swords is calling for mental discipline as I move forward in manifesting my dreams. Any thoughts?
PAGE of Pentacles drawn on 1/14/2013
PAGE of Pentacles drawn on 1/17/2013
Card from the Witches Tarot deck