|©Shirlee at Wicca Moon|
In this version of the Eight of Swords, the eponymous swords are bundled in the centre of the card, whipped around by the wind. It pulls them together, allowing little space for movement or autonomy. It feels like a whirlwind, our ideas becoming trapped in a fixed pattern, unable to escape and head off in new directions. Yet, it is just the wind, and those swords could cut through it if they were wielded with determination and focus.
As an alternative to this more traditional perspective, we could see this as a gathering together of ideas. Our intellect bringing together a number of different notions, to see if they will work as a whole.
I see myself in the more traditional interpretation of this card today. It's my mum's birthday, and she's coming over to visit this afternoon. I've been trying to find a gift for her, but I think I've been trapped in a fixed idea of what she'd like. Now I need to think outside the box, and fast! Or maybe draw together a number of different things she likes, in a novel way... hmm.
I am grateful for the ability to bring different thoughts together.