Six of Swords
You may be thinking of journeys today and not necessarily the type of journey that involves travelling. The image on this card suggests a journey within your own mind where you delve deeply into what is working for you and what is not.
The birds within the boat interlacing with the swords suggest that your thoughts may take you on a journey that you wish to share with others and it will carry far and wide.
Although the water and landscape within this image looks desolate and perhaps a bit forlorn this is not necessarily the case. Sure, there are hiccups to overcome in what you may find when you start delving deeper into your mind and find what you may not wish to find but at the same time there are a few gems in there also that may take you further than you thought.
Look at how the birds have taken to the air. The four hills in the background which suggests life’s up’s and down’s and the latticework within the boat that the birds are resting on as if to say… the path behind you is the bedrock for the path in front of you.
What I was particularly drawn to in this card was the water. It reflects the sky and whilst the sky is overcast you have to wonder what the surface of the water would reflect if it were a bright sunny day.
Given that the sky is linked to the element of air which is an intellectual element and water is linked to emotions it is with little difficulty that you can see the link between what you are thinking and how you are feeling go hand in hand.
May the new thoughts which you lay within you today cast aside the clouds that float overhead and spring forth a new dimension to the water’s surface and depths… a dimension that is unclouded and takes you further on your journey than you ever imagined was possible.
Today’s card — Six of Swords — comes from the Phantonwise Tarot, designed by Erin Morgenstern, author of the NY TImes bestseller The Night Circus. This deck was painted entirely in black and white acrylic and was at one time available through Adam McLean’s fantastic Alchemy Website but is now sold out. Erin does sell limited edition prints through her Etsy storefront.