Sunday, October 13, 2013

Life Personified

Daily Draw: Pearls of Wisdom Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

The runes say conflict over a gift which places an obstacle to personal power. So he sits hemmed in by his swords and thinks. He can leave his box to sleep by the fire, he has a stream in which he can bathe or drink, but he also has a personal pennant with a matching one  on his helmet, and a shield. Fight or flight?

I'm reminded by this card we can run but we can't hide. Sooner or later a course of action will be required before forward movement can be achieved. We can fight over the gift or we can remove it from the equation. Often a difficult choice but there we are, life personified.

"When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't." ~ Luke Davies 1962-  Candy


  1. This could also be a moment of rest, to put your mind at ease, before taking any action. Most of the time I give a sigh of relieve when I see a four of swords card. :)

  2. I am a proponent of "If you don't know what to do, don't do anything." But I easily get antsy and want to force what I want in the situation. So if I can stop long enough to keep from pushing my will in a situation, it can be a good thing. But if I get overwhelmed and never choose to do anything, well, that's probably not the best solution either.


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