6 OF SWORDS
6 OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANING
TAROT KEY MEANINGS
Light Seer (Upright): transitions, help arriving at the perfect time, rites of passage, healing, moving beyond trauma or shadows of the past, support from others, personal evolution
Shadow Seer (Reversed): difficulties accepting help, resistance to change, arduous transitions, carrying baggage and weight from your past, a spiritual transition or journey
6 OF SWORDS OVERVIEW
She stumbles through the fog, unsure of where she’s headed. She’s lost. Lonely. Confused. Nothing ever remains the same, yet – how could it all feel so far from what she imagined for herself? She has nothing but the clothes on her back, and she realizes she needs some help. Looking up at the dark sky she sends a silent prayer to the heavens. ‘Help. Please.’ She approaches the shoreline and arrives at a little dingy with a simple note that says Passage For the Lost. ‘Lost. Lost,’ she nods silently; this is her ride. Feeling numb, she steps inside the vessel. The wind picks up, and the boat begins to move, and even though she can’t see where she is going, she surrenders to the rocking of the sea. She notices a small suitcase with clothes (in just her size!) on the seat. Bird calls pierce the air, and when the clouds break a ray of sunshine highlights a new shore in the distance. She notices that her unlikely captains are winged friends, and they have pulled her towards a new beach – a new day – and a new life. Grateful for help coming from the most unusual of places, she turns her face towards the sun, dries her cheeks, and breathes in the fresh air of new things.
MESSAGE FROM THE 6 OF SWORDS
You are moving through a period of realignment, and things can feel turbulent and confusing during these times of evolution and change. Trust that a better future awaits you on the other side of your journey. Maybe you’re going through a rite of passage, or an intense spiritual transformation. These sorts of transitional experiences are profoundly personal, and you may feel very alone right now. The cosmos are supporting you quietly, breathing winds of adjustment in the right direction… and even though it may be difficult for you to accept assistance from others you must remain open to receiving their help. It will come in droves, and often from the most unexpected source. Allow the gentle support of others to move you through this ocean of change as you lean towards the silver linings on the horizon. (More sunshine? Yes, please!) It’s time to chase guidance in the form of hope, and to explore fresh beginnings on the other side of a new shore. If you are finding it difficult to move forward, it’s time to consider the negative emotions that you are still carrying with you. Do you have unfinished business to attend to? Or old chapters that need closure before you can sail into something fresh? Sometimes we find ourselves adrift because we think are ready to move on, but our heart is still anchored to our wounds and our past experiences. Open yourself up to this new journey – body, mind and soul – and give your heart
permission to begin.
QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER
• Are you able to ask for help when you need it?
• Massive opportunities for realignment come with growing and shifting pains. Where are you shifting to?
• What’s your relationship with help like? Do you offer help so often that you enable those around you? Or, conversely, do you accept help so often that it enables you?