This card speaks of harmony between people in relationships, at work among a team. Having successfully build foundations for happiness through structured actions. Peace and security derive from personal structures. It is a celebration of combined talent and energy. Even reversed this card doesn’t loose its positive meaning. A small addional warning is given when reversed: Do appreciate the small stuff, open your eyes to beauty and abundance in your surroundings. Give thanks.
Time to return to stillness, to silence. To enter the darkness inside and spend time in your inner space. To dwell between things unseen and knowledge not revealed yet, in your own Soulspace.
Knights are often associated with teenagers or young adults. Due to the restlessness, optimism and determination that is associated with the Knights. And just like teenagers, this knight doesn’t really care about the future ahead. Now is the moment to take action. Planning? Pfff who needs that! The Knight has a point here. He is all about action. Let him inspire you if you’ve become stuck. Or forever re-evaluating plans.This Knight is an inspirational partner for change and movement. He is a catalyst in our maturing process. In order to change and move forward we need to speed up, take action, do the wild and unexpected thing. Be bold and honorable. Just like the Knights in the old tales, let your love guide you. Honor that which you love. Connect with your deepest intention and dreams and take a bold step.
The Hierophant indicates that this is a favorable time to embark on a spiritual journey. Take time to reflect on how your own experience of life aligns with your ethics. Do you need a new ritual or images to strengthen your spiritual intentions? Who in your close circle of loved ones could benefit from your spiritual insights? Can you offer compassion and love? Can you offer compassion and love to yourself?
If you’re feeling stuck in your life , use the image of the sun to give you courage and lighten the path ahead of you. Visualize yourself walking in the sunlight, allowing the light to reveal the steps you need to take. Feel the vibration of the sunlight, not only full of warmth but containing all colors, lighting up your aura. Enhancing your true colors. Just like the song by Cindy Lauper, the Sun card has the same message of love… I see your true colors and that’s why I love you.
The time has arrived to overcome those gnawing thoughts, the feeling of defeat and loss of hope. Using your own fierce intellect and trusting your own authority. The card depicts a state of defeat and being at the end of ones rope, with the positive outlook that things will change from now on. This is it, you’ve had enough and will free yourself of this negative thinking or hurt.
In medieval times, the knights used their swords to communicate. When they would return from their adventure carrying their sword upright, their conquest had been successful. Therefore the Ace of Swords is called Victory.
As Aces are the starting point of the minor arcane path, they embody the pure potential of the element. Fire is connected to spirit, to inspiration. New inspiration can overrule the fidgeting mind, giving you that extra surge of energy you need to change your course, to take that step into the unknown. As fire burns up everything in its path, inspiration burns up old thought forms, past limiting patterns that have been holding you back.
It is the overpowering feeling of ‘I want, I need, I will’. Pushing you into action that will get you started. You simply want to follow your inspiration. It is the symbol of fully respected and trusted intuition. The inner light shining on your truth so bright and clear, you know what to do.