08/04/12: Damned Logic | Ace of Swords

 

20120730_164605.jpgOuch. That’s what the Ace of Swords means, sometimes.

Cutting away. Logic and only logic. Getting to the nitty-gritty. Losing the dead weight.

In other words, “Ouch.”

Swords can heal, or they can wound. Sometimes, they do both within the same swipe. The Ace of Swords often carries with it a new idea, a fresh perspective or an intellectual understanding that may grow into something very important.

But that Ace is just a baby! While it’s pure Air, pure idea, it’s also very young and not overly developed. To grow him, you have to wrap your brain around the thought, allow it to sink in and let the natural conclusions from its importance to develop.

I heard an idea I didn’t like much today. But I can see the logic, it cannot be legitimately denied. For it to be useful to me and—I hope—ultimately healing, I have to suffer through the sting and let the thought progress to it’s natural conclusion.

I find it amusing, this picture is a bit blurred. The idea isn’t in full focus yet. Ha! But it will be, soon enough. Because I do my best to heed the cards and take whatever they’ve got for me, whether I like it so much or not.

You heard anything lately that made sense but maybe you didn’t like it?

Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

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10/14/11: Emotional Investments | 8 of Cups, Ace of Swords

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8_of_CupsToday’s Tarot forecast is the Eight of Cups or Lord of Abandoned Success, associated with Saturn in Pisces, along with the Ace of Swords or Root of the Powers of Air, associated with the Air element. While we’re more familiar with the traditional rendition of the Eight of Cups—leaving!—I like Legacy of the Divine’s version, emphasizing the transformational factors of releasing emotional attachments that sometimes just gets overlooked.

Remember, we have to work (Saturn) to transcend (Pisces). It’s not automatic! Boundaries (Saturn) protect us from becoming swallowed (Pisces) in the emotional stew. We’re in part defining ourselves by what we’re choosing to leave behind. While I often think of the Eight of Cups as a sad card because it can be, it bears minding that it’s also a card of release, relief. Your load is lighter once you walk away, always.

The Ace of Swords would have us being sure choices going forward are conscious, not by default. Reason, ideals, and progression toward defined goals all fit well into the new paradigm. Swords are tools every bit as much as weapons. So use the tools you have at your disposal here, starting with the brain!

You have a choice. It may not be the choice you want mind you, but it’s your choice nonetheless. Instead of attaching energy in hopes of preventing what you don’t want (fear-based approach), try focusing exclusively on what you do want (love-based approach). Both approaches activate the Law of Attraction, you know. So be crystal clear on what you would like to attract. Combined with letting go of emotional investments you’ve outgrown, this is a very powerful combination changing your life.

Are you cashing in any old emotional investments?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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Everyday Tarot, 07/13/11: Fresh Thinking | Ace of Swords

ace-swords-todays-tarot-forecastThere’s the minute, when you really “get” it. A new idea has found it’s way into your sphere of awareness, and all of a sudden, everything  shifts. Snap, click, bam! It takes a bit for your eyes to adjust to the light that’s been flicked on.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the Ace of Sword, or Root of the Powers of Air. It’s the essence of the Air Element—thought, reason, and logic. The Ace of Swords makes things conscious. Maybe it’s a new perspective, a new idea, or a new possibility you haven’t been aware of before.  This thought form is young, though, and will require energy to grow.

Swords like unadorned directness, so let’s oblige.

Look at that fresh inspiration—the one that just hit you? It is every bit as valuable as it seems. Run with it! You can take off, if you follow through.

Have any fresh ideas lately?

Shadowscapes Tarot
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

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Everyday Tarot, 07/04/11: Showing Up for the Show!

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Happy 4th of July! Since it’s a holiday weekend, I’m doing a quickie, 3-card spread for today’s forecast.

  • The Wheel of Fortune
  • The Magician, Rev.
  • The Ace of Swords, Rev.

Good opportunities are showing up now—your luck is just fine! The fear and hesitation about what next comes from feeling out of control, not at one with your inner power; that makes it hard to determine what’s a good idea and what doesn’t make sense.

To tell the difference, think about each option without worrying about the details—what’s practical or rational or acceptable—just focus on how it makes you feel. Not thoughts or what-if’s, just feelings.

The more excited, enthused, alive, and inspired you feel considering, the better the choice for your spirit. Let the Source figure out details. You just follow that inner light. The more fully engaged you remain, the better the outcome.

What do you see here?

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot
by Us Games Systems

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