Monday, May 22, 2006

THE NINE OF SWORDS

TODAY’S CARD IS the Nine of Swords. This version is from the Maat Tarot, by Julie Cuccia-Watts and is used by permission:



Here’s the Nine of Swords in The Rider/Waite/Smith Tarot:



THE NINE OF SWORDS: I chose this card to look at today because it is pretty much how I’ve been feeling on and off (more on than off) for several months. I.e., trying to wake up from a very bad dream.

DIFFERENT TAKES ON MEANINGS FOR THE NINE OF SWORDS:

The evil or intense difficulty is only temporary.

In general, the nines in The Tarot can indicate something that will pass quickly (as opposed to the tens which may be more stable and completed).

Trying to be in total control is exactly how things get messed up.

Keep it light! It’s not as bad as you fear.

Detach as much as possible from the situation or the person(s) involved; they are weighing you down and making clear thinking less likely.

Still “in bed” with the past.

The nightmare is in how you are thinking about it, not the situation itself.

A “heart stopping” moment, but things are really OK.

You’ve dealt with it for now, but the pattern may repeat if you haven’t dealt fully consciously.

Surprising generosity from some quarter.

Stop dreaming about it and do it!


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‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,

Roswila

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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