Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings 5 of Swords




Light Seer (Upright): conflict, losing a challenge, unfair advantage, experiencing loss, the opportunity to build your skills and your confidence

Shadow Seer (Reversed): taking unfair advantage of a situation, winning at all costs, deceitful strategies and feeling guilty about your victory, psychic attack


He shakes his head – and tries to get his bearings. ‘How did that happen?’ He was outsmarted and out-jousted, and totally overpowered. He lost 4 of his birds in the chaos, and nothing seems fair about his situation. He was promised a fair fight, but certainly wasn’t given one. The outcome was determined the moment he agreed to this – because it was rigged, unfair and he was never strong enough to overcome this adversary. He watches his opponent celebrate his advantage, and his win. Even through loss, his loyal crow… his favourite…. remains. The bird waits for a moment and then whispers, ‘You came with your integrity and you left with it. You did your best. You still have the higher ground on this higher road.’ He looks back, knowing he will recover, and realizes he has learned more than he has lost. He lost, only to win the most important things: pride in his values and in his actions, clarity around what’s needed to succeed, and an understanding of the type of person he is, and is not.


You may have experienced a failure, or lost a battle that you has left you a little bit sore. Sometimes life isn’t just, and unfair circumstances or unexpected losses can drain our energy for much longer than they need to. Often, it’s the fear of failure alone that does most of the draining. If you have had an experience that has left you feeling out-witted or out-played, put things into perspective and remember that this one chapter of your story doesn’t define you. Wins and losses are a part of the human experience, and the keys to self-improvement spring open when we are faced with our own shortcomings. Boost your consciousness, upgrade your skills and build on this experience. Carefully consider where you place your trust and your confidence next time, and study the playing field to find your success. In shadow, we learn that winning isn’t everything. The obsessive desire to win can have us stopping at nothing to feel victorious, and in the long run we can risk everything we’ve built along the way. You may find yourself a few steps backwards after winning if you are not bringing your integrity to the games. If someone else’s negative energy has got you down, send them some fierce love and move on with your day. Don’t let them derail you. Stay true to your heart and what you know to be right. Live and learn, lovely seer!


• Have you won your spot fairly? Justly? Honourably?
• What steps are you taking to right any injustices in the world? How can you help the disadvantaged or the underprivileged? Put another way… what has your
advantage or your privilege gifted you, and how can you spread the love?
• If you were wronged or defeated by someone, what lessons did you take away that made you stronger? Did you use the loss as a powerful instigator of your magic?
• In adversity, integrity and grit are beautiful allies. How do they support you in times of difficulty? How could you lean on them a little bit more?

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings 4 of Swords




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


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.


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.


• 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




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


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.


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.


• 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




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


‘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.


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.


• 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 Ace of Swords




Light Seer (Upright): new ideas, clarity, an a-ha moment, truth revealed, newfound awareness, heightened states of consciousness, thought, communication, success and triumph

Shadow Seer (Reversed): over-analyzing, getting stalled out or stuck, clouded judgement, keeping truth inside


The Ace of Swords believes that there is nothing that can compete with the fierce rays of wisdom and truth. She sits quietly at the bottom of the golden spiral staircase, waiting for clarity to arrive. An illumination. It will arrive quickly, because insight and higher thinking flow naturally here, in this brightly flowing Fibonacci gateway. This is the entry point where her creative solutions arrive, and where she experiences these divine downloads as a full mind-body-spirit connection. Here, all of her systems align. She sees glimpses of her Higher Self, and she is granted access to the Akashics in full waking consciousness. Her neurons fire intuition, intelligence, and truth, and her logical mind feels totally on board and alive. Her ability to receive information is mirrored by a widening of her throat chakra. She will be able to communicate this clearly as well. Light begins to shine out to the world, and thought emerges swiftly. She feels a smile form and her brain begins to buzz. Understanding.


Yes! Victory! Massive clarity is on the way, and with it a ray of understanding that often unveils a life-changing idea or a significant spiritual breakthrough. Allow this piercing awareness to pervade the corners of your mind and to shed a spotlight on your old-way of thinking. A paradigm shift will usher in a new beginning and a phenomenal opportunity will carry you through to the next phase. A new door is opening up for you, and with it comes a massive idea! Use this time to see things as they really are, and to see through the fog that has been masking this enlightenment. The quiet wisdom that lives in the unconscious mind is currently being made available for your conscious mind to access and process, so expect some expansion in your life! As your newfound awareness paves the way for discernment and ascension, things may feel a little unfamiliar. Trust this clarity to propel you forward. The Ace of Swords illuminates deep truths with laser-like precision, and this improved thinking may significantly change the way you perceive your world. An a-ha moment is on the way! It’s time to make use of your mindset tools to welcome something incredibly transformational, and to make sure your way of thinking is supporting your dreams. If you are finding yourself with clouded judgement or stalled out on an idea, it’s time to actively seek the brightly-lit energy of honesty. What’s true for you right now? And what’s pushing its way through the surface? Gather your discernment, your intellect, your logic, and your insight, and clearly communicate the truth that is spiralling up to be witnessed.


• In what areas of your life do you obscure your own clarity? And why?
• Clarity happens when you better understand yourself and how you connect with the world around you. If you were to draw a set of lines between you and those around you, and make a note of how you see others and how they see you, what would you see? What roles are you playing? And do they serve your desires?
• This card often signals a big idea coming into your world. What will you do to ground it and make it real?