Personal Tarot Traits – Relating Personal Daily Experiences to a Daily Tarot Card
I was the Knight of Swords. This card is about obeying one’s own Spirit! I was the Knight of Swords yesterday… well, at least there was me personifying this archetype. I spoke my truth. I was brave. Someone (like me) with a lot of “people pleasing” and “confrontational avoiding” Libra in a birth chart finds that a challenge.
I took some action involving communicating something that represented my personal truth yesterday. We could say that I defended my own truth which took a bit of courage in a way that is untypical of me.
(By the way, I’m not referring to anything having to do with yesterday’s King of Swords–I’m writing about an entirely different life experience.)
Sometimes when we do this kind of thing — speak our mind honestly or make a decision that is in alignment with our inner wisdom — especially if we’re not accustomed to doing so — we may feel a pang of concern about it afterward. Did I create karma or set into motion something that may come back to bite me?
When I drew this card yesterday, I had no idea what it could mean for the day ahead. My own habit when I see a knight of any suit is to think “change” in some way. Perhaps “change” was true to some extent yesterday as well since, one thing leading to the next, I ended up changing my office arrangement again! Which in this small apartment is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. LOL As I was moving things around the apartment I thought of the Knight of Swords and of my usual tendency to think “change” with this card. And of course “action” is another keyword that comes to my mind. So those things fit with my office rearranging.
Yet, the other archetype here has to do with words, verbal stuff, communication — we’re talking about swords after all associated with air and Gemini energy.
The day before we had the King of Swords giving his speech at the local YMCA, but the Knight speaks more in personal terms, expressing personal opinions and ideals and … simply speaking his own mind in a more personal or one-on-one manner.
Yet, the Knight of Swords has to be careful not to be self-serving in his communication and aggressiveness has no place when speaking one’s truth either.
Upon self-examination I don’t think aggressiveness applies and the self-serving part is still up in the air (pardon the pun), but I call following my intuition, even though it was rather impulsive, something that is fair for all concerned.
How do I know it was my intuition guiding me to speak my truth? Well, first of all there was a feeling and secondly, there was that familiar thing that happens when I sort of watch that energy that comes in and takes over. Overpowering confidence and calmness cover the whole scene as well. That’s how it is when a higher part of me takes over. It’s happened before, and I recognize it. The reader may have to take my word for that one.
Moving bravely in pursuit of one’s ideals and honest truth despite any cost and allowing the higher mind and intuition to work without fear or apprehension are descriptions of the Knight of Sword’s energy. That’s how it acts in the psyche and the world.
Allowing one’s self to be “daring”–that’s a good way to express it. And that’s what I did yesterday. Daring myself to speak my truth in way that wasn’t forceful, just matter of fact.
This Knight of Swords doesn’t control his horse but allows himself to lunge forward ‘with’ the horse.
When one obeys one’s own Spirit (my personal experience correlates this fact), the gift that comes is one of avoiding ugly and unnecessarily unpleasant situations.
In astrological terms (if you are an astrology buff) we could think of the Knight of Swords as the aspect called the “opposition”.
ADDENDUM – WHY AND WHEREFORE’S OF THESE TYPES OF POSTS
In the morning when I first awaken, I let guidance come in and do a waking dream for the day ahead. On one of these occasions recently I received a directive in the form of an idea laced with intensity. “Draw a card at the beginning of the day and reflect on its meaning and then revisit it at day’s end correlating the day’s experiences with the card.” That’s the treasure at the end of the rainbow so-to-speak. Doing so gives insight into the world of divination for the purpose of adding layers or additional traits to the tarot card meaning. This deeper understanding to the cards can be applied for use when doing future readings. It’s like letting Life Itself teach us the cards.