In this card, we see a woman in peril, bound and blindfolded she is surrounded by sure and imminent danger with those eight swords looming…. or is she? Upon closer examination; we see that her legs are unbound, she can choose to walk away and free herself. So it is in life, often we feel victims to hard circumstances, or we feel powerless to change. We focus so much on the blindfold and swords; we forget our legs. This card serves as a reminder that no matter how difficult the circumstances; there is almost always a solution to be found. Don’t give your power away to outer circumstances or you risk remaining imprisoned.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
Focuses on a period of blindness, being in the dark, restriction, locked into hardships or limbo. Feeling victimized by life’s circumstances. Not realizing the freedom to make changes.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You need to release yourself from the ties that bind and get out of an oppressive situation. Feeling a desire for someone/something to come to your rescue. Needing to find the inner strength to make necessary changes.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
You feel forced to accept conditions as they are and incapable of making positive changes. There is the tendency to let your fear lock you into dangerous or oppressive situations. A period of blindness and lack of accountability or unwillingness to see the whole truth in a situation. This card in this position is a wake-up call to a need to be very honest and objective about the situation.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
It’s time to be honest with yourself. Don’t give your personal power away. We can’t always change outer circumstances, and we certainly can’t change other people. Your power comes by being conscious of the fact that you are in complete control of choosing how you respond to events and knowing you have the power to make changes in your own life.
Position 5: Course of Action
Time to remove the blindfold and see the situation full circle rather than just the straight and narrow. The power to change situations lies within. In this card, the woman is bound and blindfolded, surrounded by danger – but her legs are free. You can move in a new direction.