Free Daily Tarotscope — Nov 18, 2015 — Six of Swords

Six of Swords

Six of Swords

Neptune goes direct today and brings with it a shift in energy that can guide you toward pursuing dreams that you may have recently put on hold.

The Six of Swords — this version from the Robin Wood Tarot — speaks of making changes in your life, moving away from something (or someone) that no longer serves you and moving toward “the light.”

In this version of the card the ferryman is a spiritual being, guiding the young traveler to his destination. This ties in very well with the Neptune change in direction, especially if you recognize that there are greater forces at work in guiding you toward your goals. Notice the tiny light on the horizon — the beacon of light that tells you are moving in the right direction.

This doesn’t necessarily mean material things; in fact that’s rarely what it means. It’s more about attitudes and belief systems, as well as a life you may have built and dreams you may have dreamed that are no longer capable of sustaining you.

The Six of Swords is all about transitions, and in most decks (including this one) about leaving something painful behind in an effort to move toward “the light.”

You may be moving, changing jobs, ending a relationship, or releasing some baggage that’s been holding you back. Although this card refers to change more than it does to endings, there are elements of “clearing the slate” that are a necessary part of this process.

This is the message behind the Six of Swords. You may not be where you want to be just yet, but you’re moving in the right direction. It also provides clarity and perspective. We may see things we don’t want to see — or admit to ourselves — but it’s that kind of clarity that motivates us toward change.

Take a moment today to reflect on where you are and where you want to be heading. This is the first step, courtesy of the Six of Swords, toward manifesting your goals.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Apr 20, 2014 — Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords

You look as if you have gone and got yourself tied up in knots over something and don’t know what to do about it.  While you are in this state you will not be able to see clearly or navigate a path towards safety and/or peace of mind.

Swords denote mental energy and in the 8 swords this energy is directed inwards without much room for moving in any direction be it forwards or backwards. Even the swords form a line on either side of the woman in the card to block her exit from her self imposed prison. I call it self imposed because those bonds surrounding her are loosely bound, they are also red and this implies she is angry about her situation but perhaps caught up a bit too much in her anger to see her way out of it.

If she would just ease herself out of them she would then be able to take off the blindfold and see her way clear from the precarious position she holds on the tiny bit of land that is left to her. Behind her is a raging sea yet the water to either side of her feet is relatively calm… almost acting like a mirror for her to self examine her own emotions and behaviour.

The image on this card shows that you may think you are not out of a bad situation yet but you may be further out of it than you know. One last piece of strength is needed for you to take action and extricate yourself from the clutches of someone else’s power and you will be free. If you stay where you are now you will find yourself not knowing what is going on, not seeing things clearly or for what they are and generally beating yourself up for something that is more than likely not your fault.