Mother of Swords depicts a wise owl perched atop a sword, peering directly at the cardholder. Horizontal lines in the background symbolize a vast perception through which she is looking from. The Mother of Swords is not swayed by emotional drama. She feels deeply, but is not swayed by the winds of emotions. She has gained maturity through life experience and sees through temporary fleeting feelings. Although she has a stern look on her face that may seem devoid of feeling, she is deeply compassionate. Her compassion remain with what is true and not to baby temporary emotions that arise from herself and others. She knows we are the one who is beyond the transient nature of all things arising and passing. If one comes to her with a problem she will guide this being back to who they are, she will shatter everything that they are not. In this way, she attracts great beings into her life that are willing to look beyond their petty problems to return to their power.
This is a time to take a step back and observe how life is flowing. Is it flowing? Or, are you feeling stuck within your experience? The Mother of Swords is a reminder that you are never stuck, you simply aren’t seeing clearly for the moment. You have infinite tools you need in every moment to realign with what is true. When you see this, you can navigate naturally and effortlessly in life finding solutions instead of problems. Life can only be “working against you” if you think it is. Only one thought separates you from the divine flow of life. Mother of Swords reminds you with the sword of truth to stay in your power and not let the mind full of transient images and words to take you over.
The Mother of Swords encourages one to be direct and honest with themselves and others. She is straight and tells it like it is, no sugar coating. She has grown out of pleasing others in order to be nice. She honors truth completely. Are you being honest with yourself and others? This card is about direct honesty. Are you allowing yourself to be as you are without hindrance? Mother of swords says, drop all the bullshit. This includes feelings, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve you or others. Allow yourself to be in your power without feeling sorry for how you show up. Each one of us has a unique flavor designed to be expressed fully. As each one matures within we leave aside fear that binds us and stand firmly in the truth of pure awareness. Here, all is flowing. This is where the Mother of Swords encourages us to be vigilant.