Friday, 18 May 2012

Cutting Through

We end this week drawing from the Magic Manga Tarot (AGM Müller, 2008)  with the Six of Swords.

Once again, this card does not obviously speak to traditional meanings of movement to a calmer place, the need to leave old thought patterns behind, or conversely to learn from the past and apply knowledge to a new situation.  Here, a man with a sword held high has his back to us.  We cannot see what foe he faces, where he is going, or where he has been.  All we know is that he feels the need to have his sword ready to hand.  Perhaps he is cutting through a forest of incomprehension, allowing himself to move into a clearer space - that chimes with traditional ideas. On the other hand, he could be startling at shadows, plagued by invisible ghosts.

Today I see a client, and so I hope that it is clearing through the debris of the past to move towards a brighter future that is indicated here.

I am grateful for the chance to help someone move forward.


  1. I like this one! He doesn't seem as whimsical as those we've seen already. And great colours!

    Maybe he is facing the past, ready to cut it from the present with his sword and sail away into the future?

    1. Hi PLN,

      I agree, he's got some depth to him, doesn't he? Like your take on cutting away the past :)