torsdag den 19. november 2009

Daily Draw: Six of Swords - November 20, 2009

Travel across water. At first this card seems pretty one sided, eh? Think about the symbology of water, and especially the symbology behind crossing it. Crossing water indicates a change from one state of being to another, from one situation to another. If you were to have drawn this card in conjunction with Death, or the Wheel of Fortune, the emphasis would be on the change itself, but the six of swords by itself is focusing more on the journey.

So, what does this mean in the context of a daily draw? Today you're going to encounter an important transition (one important enough for the deck to point it out to us at least) from one situation, state of being, state of mind to another. This is broad, but I'm sure you'll be able to find a very practical application for it.

As an aside, did you know that in Chinese mythology, vampires couldn't cross water? How about that evil witchcraft couldn't cross a running river? In Ancient Greece, the bodies of nobles were buried with a coin in their mouth, to allow them to pay the ferryman to take them across the river Styx into the Underworld. Keep history in mind when you take your change today.

NOTE: You may have noticed that I'm using the RWS images. I've said before that I'm using the Golden Tarot, but I know that the author has had issues with copyright infringement, and I don't want to make things worse than they already are. For that reason, I'm going to just stick to the RWS, which are in the public domain.

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