Three of Swords has the power to change your life completely. As heart wrenching of a time this may be, it is an honest and transparent look at your current experience. All wondering, guessing, and intuitive inquiring, is now replaced by crystal clarity. While this may be painfully clear, this comes with a great relief of understanding. The card depicts three swords pointing downwards, bound together by a mangled ribbon of blood dripping at the bottom. The background behind the swords is blackened and grim and the outer expanded energy is light. The light of Truth will always reveal itself.
Five of Swords represents self destruction. A parasite has been cut in half, as the self-destructive patterns are coming out of hiding. Patterns are being noticed and looked at more closely than ever before. Where once things could have been set aside or taken lightly, you are now feeling the heaviness of self imposed limitations. This is a perfect opportunity to look at any patterns that are arising and break the ongoing cycles.
Nine of Swords seizes your attention. Are you contributing to the unrest, dis-ease, and anxiety that is felt within? Look to see if your thought patterns are causing you pain, or if the actual experience you are presently in is no longer serving your highest good. Now is the time to move forward. You have the awareness to make this distinction beyond reality and unreality.
Two swords cross below the moon that is eclipsing the sun. The light is still showing around the ring of the moon. It is a small expansion of light. There is a decision to be made and there has been a delay in this decision. Two of Swords indicates you may not have all the information you need to make the right choice. Allow the energies to unfold, gathering information moment to moment. You will be able to make a decision with careful thought and honest intention, restoring the energies to balance. Your approach at this time is to see the situation as it is, rather than seeing what you would prefer to see. You must lay all the cards out on the table in order to make the best decision.
Four of Swords is the spaciousness that comes after a time of darkness. The time has come to contemplate what you have experienced and to look with compassion towards yourself as you begin the next phase of your journey. You have grown tremendously through the darkness experienced. Wisdom and strength are discovered as you learn from your path and integrate this new chapter of your life. As you become softer and compassionate towards yourself, through your experience, a deeper harmony emerges.
The Mother of Swords is a wise owl perched atop a sword, peering directly into you. Horizontal lines in the background symbolize a vast space, from which she is looking. The Mother of Swords is not swayed by emotional or mental turbulence. She has elevated emotional intelligence and solid grounding, as she has gained maturity through her journey. Although she has a ferocious look on her face, that may not seem compassionate, she is deeply loving and fierce.
Daughter of Swords pierces softly through illusion. The owl sees through the game of fear and the strong sense of false identification of self. She sees through illusion, and rests in her star filled being. If identification sprouts within yourself as fear, remove the power of this invisible ghost. Fears that arise within are internal responses that are created by the false self appearing real. These fears that have been nurtured and protected, gain strength each time you bow down to their force.