Sunday, 25 June 2017

Alex's Card Of The Day: 5 Of Swords

Today's card is the 5 of Swords from the minor arcana.
The clouds Are swiftly parting and the sea is calm. Victory is yours for the taking.

This could be interpreted as  your struggle is over and you can move on. But take a closer look at the card. The man seems to have won a battle he didn't think that he could win. He has triumphed over his opponents, who have laid down their swords and walked away. Knowing that they have been defeated.
Notice thought that the victor is holding 3 swords of his own. So may be he cheated, he certainly had an unfair advantage over the others. He watches smugly as his opponents walk away defeated.
This is a reminder and a warning about being complacent, grace, compassion and humility are missing here. It is not wise nor nice to gloat over others misfortune.

Circumstances may not be what people think.
Feeling bad about what you did.
Be mindful of your actions and how they affect others.
Care, Compassion and caution in all things.

On a personal level, a quiet confidence in the situation may be required rather than bragging.
Do not let others control you and wear you down, know when to say no.

Take the time to look after yourself if you are always on the go. Rest and get your energy back.
Inner conflict and conflict with others are also interpretations of this card. Thus it can be seen as a warning.

Prudence is wise, and remember therefore go I, but for the grace of God.