Monday, May 29, 2006

THE ACE OF SWORDS

TODAY’S TAROT CARD IS the Ace of Swords. This version is by Andrew Plotkin and is from his very funny deck, The Uncarrot Tarot:



Here’s the Ace of Swords in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck:



THE ACE OF SWORDS: I recently had a dream in which is kept seeing version after version of the Ace of Swords, so thought I’d do a post about it today. At about the same time, a friend forwarded the link to The Uncarrot Tarot to me and I spent a lot of time enjoying it. I also tried to correspond his suits to the usual suits of the Tarot, without consistent success but with a lot of laughter. I finally settled on Swords being his suit of Silly Hats as hats are for heads, and heads (hopefully) hold brains and, therefore, sometimes even intellect. And, voila, could be considered "airy" as the suit of Swords is. Oh, and feathers are on birds, who fly in the air .... all of which reasoning demonstrates an expression another friend and I used to apply a great deal to The Tarot "If it doesn't fit, we'll make it fit." Which actually could fit Andrew's suit of Hammers. LOL!

DIFFERENT TAKES ON THE ACE OF SWORDS (back to being serious, folks):

Don’t turn worldly frustration into anger at one’s self.

Cut the Gordian knot as this issue will not yield to thought, only to action. Consider carefully, though, what may be lost in the cutting.

Cutting off one’s own nose to spite one’s face; cutting off one’s nose to spite someone else.

Whatever behavior you are repeating or whatever you are obsessing about “cut it out!”

You are stuck on the horns of a dilemma, or hoisted on your own petard.

You have the choice to change your thinking, whether you think so or not.

The sword cuts both ways, so be careful.

Can indicate a person of great intellect.

Aces in General: Can mean one needs to go back to the beginning to "pick up lost stitches," or start again from scratch. Can also simply suggest taking stock or a second look before taking any new action.


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‘til next time, keep using your mind and enjoying The Tarot,

Roswila

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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