Category Archive: Reflections

Seven of Blades

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The battle is over and all that’s left is in disarray.  Weakened and defeated, what’s left is to pick up the pieces and grab up the spoils left behind. A thief in the… Continue reading

Seven of Blades

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The battle is over, and all is lost. There are no victors in this cause, only the dead and the dying. There is nothing left here but the spoils of war. Take what… Continue reading

Six of Blades

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Setting forward on a journey away from pain. Emotional, spiritual, or physical it’s all the same.  Leaving the pain and heartbreak behind, letting go of the fight and the struggle. When you set… Continue reading

Six of Blades

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Two people set forth, one guiding the passage, the other along for the ride. This is immigration, pilgrimage, the pioneers as they struck out in search of a better life on the far… Continue reading

Five of Blades

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The battle is over and victory is had, but only just. It’s a win that is obtained with blood, sweat and tears. One that was bitterly wrested from an opponent. This is not… Continue reading

Five of Blades

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The fighting is done for the day, but the outcome is unclear. Perhaps the ambassadors are parleying, perhaps everyone has simply retreated to lick their wounds. Either way, it is a moment that… Continue reading

Four of Blades

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Rest and breathe.  Sometimes, even in the midst of battle, there is a chance to rest. To take a moment and relax into the stillness. Rest and regroup, prepare for what’s ahead. Because… Continue reading

Four of Blades

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A needed retreat; a moment of contemplation. Rest, retirement for the swirling chaos of the world. In the suit of blades, the odd numbered cards tend to be the active principles, expressing the… Continue reading

Three of Blades

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Sorrow. Heartbreak. Pain. Not surface pain, but the deep, gut-wrenching, crushing loss. Betrayal, guilt. The kind of pain that leaves you breathless and reeling, like a physical blow that drops you to your… Continue reading

Three of Blades

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Betrayal. Heartbreak. Disaster. The card of the ultimate cri du cœur. Emotional devastation, deep loss, pain of the soul. Sometimes, soul-deep pain is necessary. It can clear the way for growth and change, it… Continue reading