Free Daily Tarotscope — May 9, 2015 — Seven of Swords

Seven of Swords

Seven of Swords

The question you’re going to have to ask yourself today — with Mercury squaring Neptune — is how much are you willing to give up to attain what you desire?

The Seven of Swords — like all Sevens — requires you to evaluate all the different sides of a complicated situation, and arrive at a solution that causes the least amount of distress.

It can refer to a moral dilemma or one with no easy answer, such as a decision that favors head over heart.

This is a tricky card that relates to an equally tricky dilemma. Do you risk letting go of the thing you treasure most just to save your neck? Or do you hold on for dear life, knowing that what you lose may be a far greater sacrifice in the end?

The imagery in this card — from the beautiful The Mary-el Tarot portrays this quandary perfectly. See how the Raven holds onto the jewel — risking being devour by the serpent. Does he let go of his treasure in order to save his life? or does he hold on for dear life and risk losing everything?

Traditional interpretations of this card speak of cunning, duplicity and deception. And there is some of that here. The Serpent could have easily coiled himself around the raven and tightened his grip already, but he takes his time taunting him with his hypnotic gaze.

Today’s Mercury square Neptune aspect can cloud your thoughts and cause you to be struggle with indecision. It can make harder to know what you really want, and how far you’re willing to go to hold onto to it. It can force you to have to “choose” even if that means having to choose the lesser of two evils.

Just as the snake encircles the raven and systematically tightens his grip, so must you weigh the consequences of holding too tightly to what you value, especially if it means giving up something far more precious.

 

 

 

Marie White

Today’s tarotscope — Seven of Swords —  is part of the The Mary-el Tarot series by Marie White, published by Schiffer Publishing.

Used by generous permission. Original art, as well as full-sized prints, are also available on her website.

Please check out and “like” this deck’s Facebook Fan page. 

Thank you Marie!

 

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2 comments on “Free Daily Tarotscope — May 9, 2015 — Seven of Swords

  1. Ellen

    The Seven of Swords is always difficult card for me. This version is making me feel very uncomfortable in particularly. Whatever outcome you imagine neither is preferable.

    1. Melodie
      Melodie

      Hi Ellen — I feel that is the same with all the Sevens… they always seem to present dilemmas that there is no easy answer for. Seven of Cups = choose one and forsake the others; Seven of Wands = stand tall or cave in; Seven of Pents = stick it out or move in a different direction, and this one which is so often about making questionable choices or compromising your integrity. They are challenging cards for sure!

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