Posts Tagged ‘swords’

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – King of Swords

Today’s card is the King of Swords.

The King of Swords holds his sword and sits on a stone throne carved with a butterfly motif. He is dressed in a blue robe, while also wearing a black cape with red lining.

The King of Swords is bright, perceptive, and completely willing to cut you to shreds if you get in his way. Though the adage is to “speak softly and carry a big stick”, the King of Swords prefers to speak as loudly as possible while hitting anybody who thinks he should be quiet. He’s the kind of person who must be the leader in all situations, who demands attention because he is obviously the most interesting person in the room at all times. Be careful when talking to a King of Swords, because you’ll quickly find yourself getting sucked into his personality vortex.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Three of Swords

Today’s card is the Three of Swords.

Three swords pierce a disembodied heart, as a cold rain pours down from grey clouds.

Heartbreak – what else? The Three of Swords is one of the most clear-cut cards in the deck. The symbolism of a heart being pierced by swords couldn’t be clearer – but even then, we must look deeper. The cause of these heartbreaks would take books to list: a breakup, a betrayal, a longing… But there is a darker side here, involving the heartbreak of others. Sometimes the Three of Swords is one of the most violent cards in the deck – a command to pierce someone through their heart in vengeance.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Eight of Swords

Today’s card is the Eight of Swords.

A person is bound, blindfolded, and trapped between eight swords. To move in any direction is to risk being sliced apart. However, their situation is not as dire as it seems: their bindings are already beginning to slip off of their body.

A dour card in a suit that only gets worse, the Eight of Swords signifies that you are in a situation where moving in any direction will just make things worse. Though it’s the most frustrating kind of position to be in, sometimes doing nothing is the best course of action. Our subject in the card is in quite the spot, but time will give them the help they need most. With patience, they will be freed from their predicament – but they must be patient.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Five of Swords

Today’s Yesterday’s card is the Five of Swords.

Three people walk their separate ways, after some kind of disagreement. The one furthest in the background holds their head in their hands, dejected; in the midground, another walks away with dignity. Standing fore is the subject of this card, holding the swords of their former companions. They grin, smugly, the victor of some kind of argument – but at what cost?

The Five of Swords is all about dishonor, lies, and trust-breaking. By betraying their comrades, the subject of the card now holds all the swords – but what use are they without friends to hold them? When drawn in a reading, the Five of Swords warns us of a potential back-stabber in your midst… one that might even be you, yourself. Be conscious of how you treat others, lest you find yourself holding all of the swords by your lonesome.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Seven of Swords

Today’s card is the Seven of Swords.

Another poor card! The Seven of Swords is a card of treachery. A man is seen running away from an encampment, clearly in the act of stealing swords. Five of the swords are in his arms, while the other two have fallen, stuck into the ground.

Seeing the Seven of Swords, typically, is a pretty bad sign. You’re right away put on your toes about the people around you – who’s going to stab me in the back? Who’s working against me in secret? But worst of all is when YOU are the focus of the Seven of Swords. Figuring out you’ve been running away from your responsibilities and letting people down is one of the harshest feelings in the world.

Of course, like any card, it’s not all bad. Sometimes the best thing to do in a situation is pack up and run as fast as you can, before you get brought down by the others. And who can blame a guy with such fashion sense? Look at that fez and those fur-lined boots!

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Ace of Swords

Today’s card is the Ace of Swords.

The Ace of Swords, like the other four minor aces, shows a hand emanating from a cloud holding the icon of the suit. The sword in this card is crested with a crown, and is surrounded by mysterious flames.

The Ace of Swords represents the ultimate “cutting” action. It demands direct, forthright action – cutting through all obstacles, slicing through all potential struggles, and shattering anything that gets in your way. With the Ace of Swords, expect a sudden and surprising ability to get what you want.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Two of Swords

Today’s card is the Two of Swords.

The Two of Swords features a person blindfolded and holding two swords before them. They are blind, but not helpless – though they cannot see any potential assailants their two swords keep them well defended.

When drawing the Two of Swords, you feel on guard in your life. The stresses and troubles of everyday life have been getting to you, and you feel like your back is against the wall. Don’t fret – though things seem like they’re stacked against you, you’ve got the tools you need to overcome.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Six of Swords

Welcome to the new Occult section of the Eggware.XYZ blog, where I hope to be frequently posting tarot card drawings, readings, and general mystical conversation.

Today’s card is the Six of Swords.

The Six of Swords is a card, at its simplest, about travel. Though literal travel is obvious, more common is a metaphorical journey between states. The transitory period between two periods of growth is a vital one for any developing person.

As the first card drawn in my new journey towards tarot reading professionally, the significance of it is obvious. My own path towards the eternal study and practice of the tarot begins here. I invite you all to join me on this trip!