We see the crowned sword, being guided by divine providence and timing. This card comes into our lives when it is time to cut away all that no longer serves our growths. In the garden we prune and trim to allow our plants to bring forth their best – we must also be willing to release all that doesn’t serve us so that we can produce our personal best. “By its fruits, it shall be known”.. Accept this period of change and progress with grace and gratitude. Allow all that is no longer serving you to be removed so that you can reach your fullest potential.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
A fresh start, but also struggle. Tension and anxiety related to communications. Construction and taking real, concrete action on ideas, the process of building something new while cutting away what no longer serves you. Resolution of old matters so new directions can emerge.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You are wanting recognition for your current endeavors. A period of wanting to prove yourself, or establish a stronger sense of self-worth through purposeful action.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
Swords can sometimes point to a tendency to be reactive instead of proactive. Fear of failure and making incorrect decisions weigh heavily on you. Now is a time to use good logic and reasoning.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Inner peace comes from solitary satisfaction. Don’t let others cause you to sway from your ideas. Be willing to put your ideas to the test, and cut away that which no longer serves your growth. This card represents Winter; where we don’t see a lot going on at the surface, but below ground, there are many gears in motion preparing the way for the new life of Spring. Be patient, persistent and dedicated.
Position 5: Course of Action
Perseverance is key. Now you will have to rely on your inner guidance and a strong sense of Self to make peace with the situation at hand. Be willing to work towards positive change, even if it is uncomfortable at first. Sometimes we have to reach beyond comfort zones to find our higher purpose.