Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings 4 of Swords

4 OF SWORDS

4 OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): a time of deep rest, transmutation of shadow, burnout, taking a brief holiday from your reality, healing, recuperation, self-love, introspection

Shadow Seer (Reversed): danger of burnout, stagnation, a need to dedicate your energy to self-care, not stopping long enough to recover, long-term effects of stress

4 OF SWORDS OVERVIEW

She pushed so hard. So far. For so long. And when she couldn’t go any further, she fell into a deep healing rest. During this time the world will shift and change around her. Her trust will heal, and her body will recover. She will alleviate her suffering from old trauma, and she will release old wounds that she’s carried with her for so many moons. Her magical love will find its footing again, and it will root down peacefully during these moments of stillness. Her power and her life force will slowly mend – and her love will begin to stitch together the fragmented parts of her heart and spirit. She finally has the energy for this healing. In her resting state her anxious mind begins to relax, and her heart begins to pulse calmly, strongly…. truthfully… every beat weaving a tale that comes from deep within her soul. It pulses to her unique timing. It moves to her unique purpose. After a painful 3 of Swords, the vitality of her Spirit pulses again, and in the stillness, she heals.

MESSAGE FROM THE 4 OF SWORDS

You must finally make the time to rest. This deep nesting period in your life marks a pause – an interval of deep healing and self-care. More than just integral to your wellness, it is integral to your being at this time. The Four of Swords is calling for deep rest and quiet regeneration of your body, mind and spirit. The options for finding this peace are many. You can make space in your life for deeper sleep, or for other restorative practices like meditation, journaling, dream-work, therapy or energy healing, et cetera. How you heal is your choice, but you must consciously decide to rest and process. Make sense of where you are, and direct your energy towards your own healing before sprinting ahead. Life can be tumultuous and demanding, and we tend to favor action and hustle over quiet healing and regeneration. The only person who can really direct your own radical recovery is you. You are being called to tend to your wounds and quite possibly your very bruised heart. Your nest will grow around you as you sleep, and the landscape of your life will shift beautifully as you fall into your own rejuvenating cocoon. In your dream state, you will transmute and transform your experiences, and emerge renewed, whole and ready to rise. But first, it’s time to rest. You may be on the verge of burnout, and this is a very real message that you need to slow down. Sweet dreams, sweet chickadee.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• What needs to heal? And how much time will you devote to this healing?
• Lessons require a period of integration. Are you integrating something?
• Take a mindful pause in a busy world. Plan your weekend of deep rest.
• Sometimes, we rest and relax our psyche through social fun, binging on netflix and watching fluffy things that make us laugh. Are you laughing enough lately? And are you balancing this ‘levity’ with more consciously directed healing time?

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings 3 of Swords

3 OF SWORDS

3 OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): painful separation, loss, heartbreak, an opportunity to heal, shadows coming to light, finding inspiration again

Shadow Seer (Reversed): not accepting loss, a need to heal, being stuck in your grief or sadness, not seeing the part you played in your circumstances

3 OF SWORDS OVERVIEW

Heartbroken, she falls to her knees, and screams to the Universe for a second chance. ‘What happened? Why did she have this taken from her?’ Her heart aches, and she cycles through the emotions that surface. Sadness, anger, guilt, shame, loss…. she looks up at the grey sky that only answers back with hollow gusts of wind. ‘Empty.’ She watches the branches that have dropped their leaves, noticing that the birds have long since left. Following the roots down into the earth, she wonders if the roots are still alive. She wonders if they will bloom again. ‘Someday. When the Spring arrives.’ Reaching out for the earth she pleads for healing…. ‘Relieve me of these memories. This feeling. A moment of reprieve… of peace.’ A gentle pulse pushes up through her palms and beckons her to feel. Healing happens now. She surrenders to the warmth of the earth, and tethers herself to her broken heart, knowing that it will mend. It always does. And when it does, it will lead her to the peace that she desires.

MESSAGE FROM THE 3 OF SWORDS

Separation can come in many forms. From the loss of a relationship or identity, to the painful loss of belief, purpose or goals – separation from what we thought we had can mark distressing moments in our lives. If you find yourself amidst wavering realities, or losing something that feels near and dear to your heart, know that this too shall pass. This severing, although biting, is a necessary part of your process, and despite all proof to the contrary you will be stronger and more resilient as a result. You will be more discerning and better equipped for your brightly lit future because of this experience. You will even appreciate and understand it as a great teacher. For now, tie yourself to your light, and prepare to spend some time nurturing your heart – as well as your spirit. Sometimes, a conscious mental shift and a new direction will need to be taken in order to grow. These shadowy times are always opportunities to become the version of yourself that you know you can be. Give yourself time to heal. To process. And know that you will love, thrive and find inspiration again soon.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Beautiful seer, it’s time to purge those emotions. Drum. Dance. Scream. Write. Burn. What will you do to make sure these feelings move through your body and that they don’t settle in for the long haul?
• Painful punches to the gut can have you blaming everyone and everything else for what happened. How have you contributed to your situation? Even a teeny little bit?
• How will you remain open for connection as you knit together those wounds?
• Have you been responsible for someone else’s three of swords moment? Maybe it’s time to send out an apology. Sometimes our deepest wounds lie in someone else’s pain.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings 2 of Swords

2 OF SWORDS

2 OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): stalemate, a crossroads, making a difficult choice, opposing ideas or options, choosing the best route of action, memory and thought

Shadow Seer (Reversed): a difficult choice, the angst of the unknown, between a rock and a hard place, fear of commitment

2 OF SWORDS OVERVIEW

‘Which way do I go?’ She stands at the crossroads of two paths, totally unsure of the future. The two choices take her in vastly different directions and she needs to figure out which road is the right one to travel. Normally, this feels easier, but these paths look like they lead to two options that are equally as wonderful… or was that equally as difficult? She sways, confused, feeling the rising pressure of her decision. The night is almost here and she must get off this road before dark. Looking back and forth at the battered landscape, she calls out to the elements to guide her. ‘Dear Universe.. sweet guides… help me choose.’ She struggles to hear the wind. There are no clues to be found in the sand. There is no answer from her intuition except for its growing silence. When the wind finally stirs, it brings with it two crows, and she is reminded of Odin’s familiars who would bring him the bird’s eye view of the landscape that they witnessed from above. One crow brings her memories to the surface, and pulls her to the east. The other brings her logical thoughts to the surface, and pulls her to the west. Feeling stuck, blocked and confused, they remind her that she is the only one who can make this decision. They whisper that whatever she chooses will be the right decision for her, at this time, because that is how the Universe works.

MESSAGE FROM THE 2 OF SWORDS

Decide. Decide. Decide. Decide now. The feeling of not knowing? I feel ya’. It’s time to make a choice and it may seem like you are between a rock and hard place. Know that the only reason you feel this way right now is because you can’t see the bigger picture… yet. The Two of Swords is whispering that you must move in one direction or the other, because the big picture won’t arrive until you do. By avoiding this decision, you are allowing the landscape to shift around you, without your input or your preference. While outside opinions may be pulling you in two directions, it’s time to close your eyes and listen to your internal landscape for the answer. If your intuition is being overly quiet, it’s leaving it up to you to trust yourself to make the right decision. If you need some time to think, take it… but don’t bury your head in the sand. Even in blindness you know the best way forward! When you choose your path, the future will reveal itself, and your intentional movement will help to move things towards a ‘best case scenario’. With all of your logic and emotion, intuition and reason, have faith that the Universe is serving up the right experience for you at this time. Know that you can only do your best using the information that you have, so take a committed step in one direction. At the crossroads of duality, analysis and over-thinking will just get you buried in the quicksand of a million possible endings, so find peace of mind by trusting your judgement.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Are you stuck between two things that feel equally as difficult or two paths that feel sorta’ similar? When you write out your pros and your cons, and then add the lenses of wants, needs, and nice-to-haves, what happens?
• Do you trust yourself when your intuition feels like it’s offline?

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Fool

0. THE FOOL

THE FOOL TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): new beginnings, enthusiasm, adventures, fresh opportunities, the potential to bring your dreams to life, having faith, a transitional period of awakening, optimism, innocence, light-heartedness and being spontaneou

Shadow Seer (Reversed): naivety, assuming you already have the answer, rash or overly impulsive choices, lacking experience, analysis-paralysis, being bogged down, foolishness, jumping before you look

THE FOOL OVERVIEW

On the edge of an epic journey, the Fool peers into the abyss below and senses the seed of life calling out to her. She sees the opportunity and stardust swirling, and she knows that her dream begins with this single step. She’s not sure what she will learn or exactly where she’s headed, but she has clarity about one thing: she will need to jump in order to begin. With her crystal amplifier to guide her, and her wand to protect her, she feels her toes slide past the threshold of her current reality. She sends one last intention prayer up to the Universe and lets go, feeling the rush of the unknown rise up to meet her. She falls into the void, where her beautiful future awaits.

Optimistically falling towards a new future – towards the person you have dreamt you could be. Falling foolishly? Maybe. But this is how soul paths are spun.

MESSAGE FROM THE FOOL

Every dream achieved begins with the seemingly ‘foolish’ notion that there is something bigger out there. Something greater. Something epic to explore and to become. This child-like optimism comes from deep within your knowing, and it reminds you that you can achieve the magical things that you’ve been dreaming about. The journey of the soul begins with you, and with you alone. The time has come to enthusiastically turn towards your new future and take a divine leap of faith in order to claim the reward that this abyss is offering. You may not feel ready. You may not be ready, but there is magic in the air and the Universe is waiting to support you with infinite love and guidance. Surrendering to the call of the Fool means putting deep trust and blind faith in the unknown. It means remembering that everything is happening as it should be happening, and it means swan diving into the seed of potential with all of your curiosity in tow. Sometimes, in shadow, the Fool marks moments in life when you long for freedom and personal expression. If your life has become too conventional, go ahead and shake it up with something totally unexpected! During the genesis of something new, recklessness and impulsivity can create unnecessary obstacles on your path. Have you been ignoring good advice? Trust your instincts and tune in to both intuition and experience. Take any precautions you need to take, and prepare for a stable landing.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• If you knew the Universe would catch you mid-flight, where would you leap?
• What one thing could you learn today, that would help prepare you for tomorrow?
• Imagine two wise guides named Playfulness and Enthusiasm. What counsel do they have for you?
• How much do you trust yourself to try new things, and succeed?

@gorea16 I saw the seed of life there in the image and it made me think about it being part of the origin of life. She truly trusts the Universe. She looks so lovingly as she falls, because she knows about Universal love. She realises she is a part of the whole. That we all connect with each other. That we all lift her up, lovingly. That we are all part of ‘the One’. So she could never not be held when the time is right, especially as she has that understanding and trust. She knows it’s time to journey onwards. She’s had the signs.

@of.stones.and.stars It takes the innocence of the traditional fool out of the picture and replaces it with a deep knowing that all will be well. She’s a wiser version of the traditional fool.

@moderngypsy.in It feels like a surrendering....a trusting of the unknown, unseen energy that supports us all. The grid of light she’s falling into is the grid of possibility; the grid of magic that we so often forget is all around us. With her amethyst, which connects her to her third eye (her intuition) and her staff, she is ready to surrender into the flow...into the next adventure...the next journey on her map of life. This is such an unusual and beautiful Fool.

@energy_archaeology Instead of skipping off of the edge, which sometimes appears unintentional or accidental, this is fully a trust fall. There is an idea, a spark, and the trust that this is your journey to make.

@lisa_faulkner Trusting. Trust in the magic and mystery of the universe. Trust in the unknown (which is huge).

@alchemicaltoil I’m so glad she has a giant crystal taking her over the cliff. So telling! But also so often a gateway to the actual work.

@celestial_catlady Free. Accepting. Weightless. True essence of letting the wind direct her next step. Confidence in spite of ambiguity. Between worlds of light and dark and grounded to earth, she trusts in the guidance she will receive knowing her staff protects and supports her, and her crystal will light any path and illuminate things unknown while drawing in source energy.

@universalli I see trust: What others may think is a foolish move, a foolish thing to do, is actually showing trust in the flow of the Universe. The Amethyst seems to absorb the cosmic energy. It’s like she’s holding it out not to protect her, but to have it soak up all the cosmic rays it can get.

@jessi_huntenburg I feel like this card illustrates a trust fall, and the universe is catching her.

@valkyrievallhara It looks like she’s trusting the mandala below to catch her, trusting the universe below to give her what she needs