Free Daily Tarotscope — Mar 28, 2014 — King of Swords

King of Swords

King of Swords

You may have to put your foot down today and be stern with someone that you’ve let slide in the past. Alternately you may be on the receiving end of someone else’s objective and impartial sense of discipline.

The King of Swords is a no-nonsense individual who is expected to mete out justice with a fair and authoritative hand. He may be a parent, a supervisor, a judge, or even a friend that steps in to give you a reality check when you need one most.

As with all court cards this can also refer to you — or to a state of mind that you need to develop — in order to preserve a sense of order in your life. You may have felt taken advantage of by someone who has overstepped their bounds with you and this card encourages you to resolve that problem by taking a more authoritative stance.

This “King’s” stern and grumpy demeanor is somewhat caricaturized in this version of the card. But the King of Swords is also highly intelligent, strategic and analytical. He’s most importantly impartial. He doesn’t mince words, and he doesn’t listen to excuses. He makes his decisions based on logic and reason rather than compassion and empathy. 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Feb 22, 2014 — Six of Swords

Six of Swords

Six of Swords

Today may be a good day to step away from your usual routine in order to get some clarity and perspective.

You may just need a simple change of scenery — getting away from it all long enough to clear your head and recharge your batteries. And you may be thinking about a much bigger change: one that involves a transition into unfamiliar territories.

The Six of Swords speaks of both moving forward and of moving in the right direction. Often it means leaving behind something that’s been holding you back and moving toward something that promises to lift you up. A better job, a better location, a better relationship. A better life.

In some versions of this card we see a man ferrying a woman and child across a large body of water. Perhaps she’s a widow: she’s hunched forward, cloaked in a shroud and appears to be in mourning. We see land on the other side, and get the feeling that they’re heading to their new home.

In this deck it’s a large ship but the meaning in similar. It steers seamlessly across the turbulent waters toward a brand new world.