Category: Swords

Posts about or featuring cards from the suit of Swords.

Grab the blades – Seven of Swords

Here’s an intriguing card. The Seven of Swords looks like trickery or deceit, and that’s how it’s normally described. In the card’s illustration, there’s often someone hiding something, or stealing – sneaking off in the night with an armful of stolen swords, or, like this fox, covering something up. From The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim …

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Challenges: Tarot fives

What’s with all the fives this week? At the weekend, she drew the Five of Pentacles, I, the Five of Cups. I feel that both cards are for both of us and it’s time for some serious self-care. But not overthinking. Oh no – I’ve been cheerfully warned against that. That’s how I lost my …

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Nine of Swords and the big wide world

Eek. That’s it. I’m officially floating free. I handed in my notice a few weeks ago and, with the clearing of a desk and the drinking of several pints of very dirty cider, I’m gawn. Shame about the hangover! And about the fact that the casual work I had lined up for this weekend has …

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Big respect for the Queen of Swords

Daily draw - 5th August 2012 Firstly, before I start blathering on, if you want to see an awesome Queen of Swords doll that my friend Polly made me, click here. Polly rules. Okay. How have I not written about this card before? My all-time number o...

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Spiritual gold – a new Nine of Swords

Nine of Swords

Daily draw, 2nd June 2012 Ey up. I'm ready to return to this blog. In fact, I was ready ages ago, but had this idea that coming back to something that had previously been such a regular 'touch base' for me needed to be in the context of some groun...

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Doll parts

For some reason there's been a lot of doll-making around lately. (As in, around me - I've not noticed some global phenomenon or owt.) Firstly came the little cat - a birthday present made from an old jumper. For the sake of this being a tarot blog...

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Uptight all night – Nine of Swords

Nine of swords tarot card

Daily draw - 6th January 2012 I'm stuck at wet, windy Bradford Interchange awaiting the last train home after a cheery dinner and hot ginger wine at a good friend's. What to do with my 35 damp minutes' wait? Why, pick a card, of course! The Nine o...

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Right about now – Ace of Swords

Ace of swords tarot card

Daily draw - 30th July 2011 It's been a quiet month for the Tarot and I. At least, as far as blogging goes. I took advantage of the business of moving house to wilfully drop out of touch with my computer for a while, to have less of an internet-li...

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Cause and effect – Justice

Justice tarot card

Daily draw - 8th July 2011 Justice noun. The quality of being just; fairness. The principle of moral rightness; equity. Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness. The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment an...

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Page of Swords

page of swords

Daily draw - 28th May 2011 The Page of Swords. Interesting card! I'm kinda in the middle of a mapping exercise to help me learn more about the personalities of the sixteen court cards, and thought I'd have a little moment with this character. Page...

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Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords, Anna K Tarot, Anna Klaffinger

Daily draw - 15th May 2011 If ever a card screamed 'set yourself free' it's this one. I love the Anna K illustration below, which takes the traditional image of the woman bound up and blindfolded, unable to see that if she takes a step to the side...

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A knight and a poem

Daily draw – 9th May 2011 Hawk Roosting I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.Inaction, no falsifying dreamBetween my hooked head and hooked feet:Or in sleep rehearse perfect kills and eat.The convenience of the high trees!The air’s buo...

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At what cost? The Five of Swords

Five of Swords

Daily draw - 6th May 2011 The Five of Swords asks 'what have you really won?' It shows the moments after a painful battle - the victor gathering their spoils, the swords of the defeated, who slump off in the background, clearly upset. Whilst this ...

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