Weekly Tarot Card – Five of Swords

IMG_0417To me this is the card of hollow victories. The fellow holds three swords and the other two turn their backs in defeat having laid down their swords. Ok. But the storm clouds still fly in the sky and there is a feeling of ambivalence. Swords in tarot are double-edged–their power can be used constructively or destructively. That’s where choice comes into play. And swords referring to the element of air in tarot we know we are not only speaking literally here; we are dealing with the instruments of communication. Words can pierce or they can soothe. We can fight our battles and win our skirmishes but at what cost? What comes after the battle? Will there be reparations, a pardon, some reconciliation? How will you handle your power once you have won? These are important questions and the answers will establish your moral code of responsibility.

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