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.