A Black Mountain Ringlet butterfly flies over six jagged peaks, a cold and rocky blue sheen to them. Around and somewhat behind the butterfly are the threads of a spider's web it is moving away from. Out in the distance, the sky is a lighter blue, offering new hope.
This is a lovely depiction of the traditional idea of moving away from something difficult, towards a brighter future. There is the added implication that we may have felt trapped in the past, but that we are shaking off the ties that bound us.
I've always been a big fan of the Six of Swords, and this card is no exception. I think what I'm shaking off is my uncertainty and feelings of being stuck. Yesterday afternoon I tried to take a nap, but spent most of the time thinking. Still, it was productive, as I've come up with a new idea for my dissertation. Of course, that's just the start of a long process, but at least it's moving me away from my feelings of defeat after the last title was rejected for being too much about tarot *doh*
I am grateful for the chance to let my ideas soar.