Wednesday, 10 August 2011
He kneels, one knee on the floor, the other bent and foot planted, holding a red flag decorated with a sword, shield and crown emblem. In his right hand is a large sword, while a blue cape drapes his armour-clad figure.
It seems to me that this King is pledging himself to something. To a quest for the truth, perhaps, given his emblem resembles traditional Ace of Swords iconography. Unlike many depictions where he seems cold and judgemental, here I get the sense of a passionate dedication that leads him ever onward. The colours are interesting. Red is often associated with passion, and with a connection to our ancestors. Blue is related to clear communication. So, he might be someone able to express family truths, and who seeks truths about where he comes from.
Questions he brings up for me are: what truths do you believe in? What knowledge do you most need right now? What would you be willing to dedicate yourself to? What does family mean to you? How can you best say what needs to be said?
I am grateful to my mother for always encouraging me to ask questions and speak my truth.