Daily Tarot for September 17, 2013


Greetings everyone! Today’s card is the Ten of Swords. People don’t usually like to see swords come up in a reading because they often mean that there are challenges to overcome. Today’s card is no exception; however we need to keep in mind that every card in Tarot is balanced.

The ten of swords looks pretty bad doesn’t it? A man, apparently dead, faces down with swords all around him. I do want you to notice something however; none of those swords are actually touching him! That’s because very often this card is about feeling self-pity, or playing the martyr.  If there has been a lot of Poor Me going on you need to watch Bob Newharts video… JUST STOP IT!

If your complaint is genuine however and you do honestly feel like a doormat this card is telling you that you need to speak your truth. The role of victim has a tendency to cycle on and on but the only one who can put a stop to it is you!

Sometimes, this card does actually mean that you have found yourself in an intolerable situation. The positive thing however is that there is an end to it. It’s time to learn and grow from your experience. Leave the shell of your old unenlightened self behind to start again wiser for the experience.




5 thoughts on “Daily Tarot for September 17, 2013

  1. Is this deck based on any particular mythology? I would say that’s a woman in the illustration. My graphics aren’t good enough to tell what she’s lying on, even when I blow it way up. A raft of money, it looks like. A drug deal gone bad?

    Have you ever seen a card where the swords are different from each other? That would make a great illustration, I’m thinking.

  2. geekyg1rl says:

    The Major Arcana are based on the four branches of the Mabinogion but the minor arcana are no myths in particular. I was sitting on the fence as to the gender of this drawing. I thought maybe it was a woman too, but many of the men in this deck look like this too. I decided to go with male since traditionally the card does depict a man. He’s lying on a stone covered with sea weed in the surf.

    That’s a cool idea about the swords!

  3. geekyg1rl says:

    Really? It’s said that some of the oldest versions of the King Arthur stories are in the Mabinogion. I started reading it but lost my copy somewhere. I’ve been meaning to get another copy. I know many of the stories second hand but I’m thinking this new deck will spur me to get another copy so I can study them more in depth.

  4. […] If you feel yourself sliding down into that “mode” again, remember Bob Newhart’s advice from September 17’ths reading… just “STOP IT!”  […]

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