|By Leo Tang|
The Six of Swords shows a cat in a red cloak poling a boat across a stretch of water. In the boat are two more cat figures, one hidden under a cloak, suggestive of a mother and kitten. In front of them, six spindly swords stick up, their tips buried in the bottom of the boat. As for the waters, they are a calm turquoise in front and to the left of the boat, a choppy purple to the right and back.
All very traditional, then, suggesting moving to calmer waters after a time of difficulty. I like the little touches such as the poling cat's cape, suggestive of dynamic action, and the mother cat's cloak, which is almost shroud-like, covering all but her tail. When we go through a period of hardship, it can help to have a bit of protection and comfort, as well as someone to help us move beyond the difficulties.
Really hope that I'll be moving past the problems of the last week now. Unless Big Boy has a huge coughing fit in the next couple of hours, he'll be going to school, which will be a massive relief. As for protection and comfort, I see those in having some time to exercise today :)
I am grateful for habits which support me in hard times.