Your Cards – September 8th – 14th

Here are your cards for the week of September 8th – 14th.

Swords 03 SThis week’s trio begins with upheaval.

The young man in the 3 of Swords stands beneath stormy clouds. From under a band-aid, his heart bleeds for all to see. He has visibly been hurt by another.

The energy of this card can often be brought about by argument and disagreement. Do you remember that thing we used to say when we were kids? – that sticks and stones can break our bones but names can never hurt us? Unfortunately, this is not the case. Harsh words can cause as much damage as any stick, stone or blade. They can lead to quarrels, upset, and as a worst-case-scenario, separation.

Is the 3 of Swords as harmful as it looks? Don’t underestimate its power, but be aware that it’s energy will eventually heal. We should take responsibility for the words we speak, but not everybody does. Are you taking the words of someone else personally? Can you think for a second before you say something to another which could be potentially hurtful? The results of our words and actions may be farther reaching than we imagine when they leave our lips.

Swords 07 SSword-cards can be difficult. As we reach Wednesday and Thursday, the energy of another (the 7 of Swords) comes into play.

Amongst the night, the figure in this illustration tiptoes away from the moonlit tents. In the darkness, he has stolen five of the seven swords. This card suggests deceit and the untrustworthy.

Is there situation in your week which you are finding difficult to trust? Have you got a feeling that someone doesn’t have your best interests at heart and is being insincere? As the second challenging card of the week, the 7 of Swords alerts you to those things which and those people who may be underhand. Be more alert and keep your eye’s open. This is a time for reading the small print, examining contracts with a fine-toothed comb and taking extra care of your possessions. This card could represent something as simple as being talked about in a bad light. If you feel that someone cannot be trusted, you will do well to trust your hunches and behave accordingly this week.

Shadow Queen of Wands Small 2This trio of cards are not the easiest to work with. Are they connected? They could represent three different aspects of the week, but due to their challenges, they do fit together. The first two certainly flesh out the darker aspects of the Queen of Wands.

The Queen of Wands stands in front of the scorching sun with her cat. This is a strong lady, who is an undisputed force within her community and social groups. She is influential in both work and play. Through her, the element of fire can either warm or burn those who come into contact with her.

Is this woman someone in your personal environment? Could she represent the person involved in arguments or squabbles at the beginning of the week or is it her you do not trust? Be wary of this woman and fight fire with fire. As the week draws to a close, you must be strong and able to stand up to those around you, should you need to be. This is not a time to let situations get to you or allow others to overpower your influence or put out your own individual fire.

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© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014

All illustrations by Steven Bright

 

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4 thoughts on “Your Cards – September 8th – 14th

  1. Love the bandaid on the Three of Swords; it reminds me that not all such pain is visible. When I see the Seven of Swords, it is a warning to check the motivations of others, but also to check mine as well. Sometimes I can rationalize or put a spin on things to make what is not right seem okay.

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    • Thanks BS. I bought the Crystal Visions deck this week (I am away from home) and it also has a stabbed heart (on a person). I originally drew out this figure many years ago (it is from a photo of an old friend). I liked the idea of the band-aid and decided to update it as a silhouette. I redrew the whole image for these illustrations.

      Good point about the 7 of Swords. There are times where this card can be productive – when we need to bend the truth for better good or need to tell a little white lie without any malicious intent.

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  2. ..that’s called diplomacy..the 7 of Swords is one of the most complex cards in the tarot I believe. It takes alot of finess to be able to interpret it correctly during a reading and it isn’t always pleasant to do so. One might often be tempted to draw the obligatory conclusion: deceit/betrayal–but this card does have it’s subtleties..much like the 5 of Swords, another puzzler.
    The bandaid is so telling; great take on the 3 of Swords without changing the meaning one jot. 🙂

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    • Yes, there is many ways that this card can take you. I sometimes see it as deceit. I sometimes see it as being about taking what we need and leaving what we don’t. I sometimes see it as keeping things to our self, sometimes for better good. Do we tell someone what they need to know, but not enough to hurt them unnecessarily?

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