Nine of Swords - Additional Notes

Nine of Swords - Additional Notes

The Nine of Swords is one of the cards that shows distress. The kind of trouble that it brings is always on the mental level, and it's usually (but maybe not always) because we're trying to block our emotion from having a voice in the given situation. We always have something that we want to say when this card appears but we're finding ways to avoid communicating our feelings. Traditionally this card is linked to mental cruelty but what we often don't see is that we've got far more control over the situation than we admit. This card shows up frequently after an argument and represents that stage where we refuse to listen to rhyme or reason. 

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Eight of Swords - Additional Notes

Eight of Swords - Additional Notes

I hate the eight of swords. Well, okay, so maybe the word hate is a tad extreme but when I see it my insides react, and I think Noooooooo. It's not the worst card in the pack but for a girl like me, it means a serious amount of torment. The reason for this? I need my headspace to be free so that I can write and get on with the other things that need to be done. When the eight of swords appears I know that I'm going to be wandering round in circles in my tiny mind and the chance of any meaningful output is slim indeed! The main problem here is having way too much information and not being able to step far enough back to look at things from a broader perspective. A frequent image on the card is a woman, blindfolded, hands bound and surrounded by swords.

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Seven of Swords - Additional Notes

Seven of Swords - Additional Notes

I went through a phase a while back where this card was a frequent visitor to my readings. I can't say that I have any intense feelings when I see it, but it does give me cause to worry for so many different reasons.  At a very basic level, this card indicates sneakiness and says that you are not on your guard when you need to be. There's no sugar coating to be done here. Someone is trying to either steal from you or get one over on you, and you're just not aware of it at all. Many decks will show a man that's half in/half out of a window. In The Dark Grimoire Tarot deck, there are no swords but that shadowy figure is stood IN the doorway, and the man is fast asleep. 

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Seven of Cups - Additional Notes

Seven of Cups - Additional Notes

The Seven of Cups is a strange card, and I still remember the times it has been active in my life. On one of the more recent occasions, I'd realised there is a major connection between this card and a condition called limerence. This is a label for when we get seriously obsessed with someone. It's like we fall in love with love itself. We can be consumed with the desire to merge with the object of our beloved. We can't get them out of our heads and everything else in life gets shoved to one side, or should I say the other side of the universe? In the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, we can see the image closely resembles that of a painting of the old Greek mortal Narcissus. 

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King of Wands

King of Wands

The King of Wands is powerful on a soul level. He can be charming, and he's usually quite laid back and tolerant. One of his finest qualities is the ability to live and let live. Whilst he has strong personal ethics, he will rarely try to impose his standards on others. Will either travel the world or explore the mind. Interesting to know and rarely dull. Like all wand card representatives, he can be self-serving at times. There could be an increased interest in philosophy or religion. Wisdom and honour are the ultimate goals of the King of Wands

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