|Jolanda Tarot (AGMüller, 2008)|
We see some of that whimsy in today's card. This Knight of Swords, far from showing someone on a horse dashing in where angels fear to tread, instead shows an almost sedate figure. He rides an eagle-headed chariot drawn by four little angel figures (two male, two female), with purple fishtails for hair. His robe is black and decorated with red roses, and he wears a sunny, golden crown, as well as a frowny gold belt. In his right hand he holds a sword, tip pointing straight upward, and in his left a sickle. The sun shines brightly from behind him, and his chariot rides across a fluffly, cotton-ball cloud landscape.
While full of energy and determination, I see in this Knight of Swords also an awareness that we reap what we sow. He seeks truth in word and deed, with a passion that is pure and yet hot. He believes he is guided by spirit in what he does, and who knows, he may well be right!
Despite a slightly crusader-ish feel to him, I can't help but like this Knight of Swords. In particular, his fish-haired angels delight me! While we may not always follow the right path when we listen to our inner guidance, it still feels worth doing. So, today I shall take some time to be quiet, so I can hear that voice, and then try to follow its suggestions.
I am grateful for the stillness of meditation.
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