Three Card Spread using Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso
What do I need to know? Seven of Swords
The message traditionally associated with this card is one of secrecy and deceit, though I have never been quite satisfied with this interpretation. In my experience, there is usually a hidden depth of meaning to be uncovered before we consider this image to mean simple theft.
In the image I see a winged-figure, an angel perhaps, collecting swords from a battlefield. Around him fly ravens, carrying away the swords of fallen combatants I imagine, although they are not shown. Although we are told that ravens are harbingers of death and not to be trusted, the ravens have not brought disaster, they are simply clearing up what is left after conflict. They do what is necessary to restore harmony.
The snow lies thickly upon the ground and yet there is no sign of a battle, just the swords. Where is the blood? Where the fallen heroes? This battle – raged over and over again in your own mind, possibly – was fought long ago. Now the snow covers its remains. All that is left are the weapons of conflict. Are they remaining thoughts or careless words that keep these difficulties fresh in your mind?
Nothing is being taken from you that you need, the ravens and the angel simply wish to tell you to let go – of whatever remains to torment you.
The snow covers the ground; beneath, who knows what seeds lie dreaming, awaiting their chance to grow into something new. Behind the dark clouds there is light.
What do I need to do? Ace of Wands
A dragon curves sinuously around a decorated wand, its top adorned with a glimmering crystal. This is a time of beginning; here is the seed of which I spoke. It lies awaiting its opportunity to grow. Will you grasp the opportunity you are offered? Will you use your creativity to enhance your life and bring it closer to your heart’s desire? The Ace Wands offers growth and plenty, but only you can make it grow.
What feelings or outside influences should I acknowledge? Page of Cups
The Page of Cups holds a glowing orb of energy, quietly contemplating the mysteries within, perhaps hearing voices from beyond.
Acknowledging this part of yourself and open yourself to the possibilities it offers. The Page is very young – take advice of your mentors to fully realise your own destiny.
The Seven of Swords reminds us that thoughts have power – the power of intention.
What occupies our focus develops a life of its own.
Words have power too; they might help or destroy; they might injure or heal.
Use your words and your intent very carefully.
Ravens are messengers of the gods and they bring wisdom. They claim the decaying morsels of life which no longer serve us.
Consider carefully what ideas you carry in your heart – if they no longer serve you, let them go.
Allow your mind to be still and quiet; in the silence of this peaceful mind, you can perceive where the seeds of new life may lie, sleeping under the mantle of winter.
Accept the challenge the Ace of Wands extends to you, and begin to weave a new destiny.
Listen to your heart, trust your intuitions and pay attention to your dreams, for in your dreaming heart lies your path ahead.
Copyright Sandie Worthy © 2013