The Father of Swords depicts an owl peering directly at the one who draws the card. The owl is perched on a rainbow colored sword. The owl can see in all directions, from unique angels and perspectives. This allows him to see why the world moves as it does and gives him an all knowing wisdom that has revealed immersion in truth. The owl pierces the veil of illusion and draws from truth and understanding. He protects the sword as a symbol of drawing on truth as the world around tests his authenticity. His seeing is clear and he has learned to move fully from this space.
The Father of Swords is a reminder to look at all angles and to listen to what people say with an openness, but to ultimately stay firm with what is true. This owl represents great strength and wisdom that emanates from experiences we specifically go through to stand in truth more firmly. The fierce look that the owl carries is one that comes with his experiences of flying all different directions and now he is firmly planted on his sword. This sword is his clear seeing that has come from first flying in many directions that didn’t work before but have taught him innumerable valuable lessons. Now he listens to his connection with source. The Father of Swords is a reminder to not waver because of judgements others may have, but to continue flying in a way that feels true at our core. The owl is a reminder to throw everything away that does not connect with natural expression and to not give attention to doubts and fears. The owl is solid as he moves through the world not because of a stubborn nature that may be seen, but because he is wise enough to see the only way for him to be free is to stay true to what is naturally emerging from his connection to all that is.
The Father of Swords has an understanding of his emotions and the emotions of others and does not get swayed by them. His emotions have become purified coming from source instead of erratic emotions. This is why the owl can see straight through a situation or experience and see the heart of the matter. This allows him to move confidently in the direction that feels true without doubting the movements that are made. He is refined in a way that gives him the deep understanding of a wise sage. Because he is not easily effected by his emotions or thoughts he can be a great teacher for many, but does not seek to teach. He only expresses what is true and those who wish to show up, he welcomes. Although he looks extremely direct and fierce he has a deep understanding of the layers that many beings get trapped into. His experiences in life have helped him empathize with these aspects of self without getting entangled into them. He may represent our own self or another in our life. Each card pulled can either represent yourself or another that is close to you. Either way it is representing an aspect of yourself.
As we reflect on what we are experiencing now, the owl energy is a direct reminder to allow ourself fully to be as we are. We know what we have experienced and what we have learned. There is no reason to be so easily swayed by how others may or may not perceive how we live. Each one of us can feel when we are living in alignment with our heart. No one needs to understand our strangeness. Allowing the release inside to be as we are and to not explain oneself is a great release. The moment that is dropped a great space is revealed inside that leaves so much room to have fun and play in this life the way that feels good to YOU. Allow others to have their judgements, concerns, opinions, and advice about our life. The Father of Swords card says to stay firm in what is true in our heart. Most everything someone says about another that is judgmental is simply a judgement towards themselves. Once a judgement is held on to is because it is accepted by you. No one forces a feeling on another, it can only be engaged with by you and you alone. As we follow our own path there will be many who don’t understand what the hell we are doing simply because they are not following their own unique path.
We are each here expressing a unique divine unfolding.