Join me in a walk through some of the medicine of the suit of Swords. Books could be written on each card. This is merely a small taste of the possible flavor of each card. My words are intended to spark your own thoughts of these vast experiences. To leave you wanting more…
Journey bravely, Beloved.
Swords. Air. East. Oxygen.
Our breath, incense wafting, tornados, spring breeze, hurricane winds, soft snoring of a loved one.
Ace of Swords
This moment marks the start of some deep newness. The fog is being sliced through with a new clarity, and a different point of view.
Two of Swords
Duality and choices. Look at the texture of the card. What is this card asking of you in this very moment? Listen to the chaos, then decide what you need to silence.
Three of Swords
This is an opportunity to witness all of the parts of you: the parts you left behind in order to survive, the parts that were taken, the parts that you dimmed down to make others more comfortable. Beetroot is here to ground this process. To help you bear witness to your pain, grief, and trauma;…
Four of Swords
Rest is a radical act. We all have stories around rest. What are yours? Where do they live in your body?
Five of Swords
When you look at this card what do you notice? This energy can bring conflict avoidance right to our forefront. The medicine of Rust is present here, bringing with it strength, exorcism, and blood-building tissue repair.
Six of Swords
Six of Swords brings transitions. We are being asked to look at what needs to be released as we shift. The use of Coreopsis in the art of this card brings luck. It protects our passage and supports this shift and transition. Coreopsis can support bodies experiencing high blood sugar and can soothe upset tummies.
Seven of Swords
What does it mean to confront dishonesty within yourself and/or others? Go deep with this. These are not easy thoughts to entertain. Begin to examine what has been taken from you? What have you taken?
Eight of Swords
Pokeberry is used to break hexes and their ink can be substituted for blood in blood rituals. What is holding you back? How are you holding yourself back or restricting yourself? Work with the exorcism energy of this card to purge and purify these internal and external dynamics.
Nine of Swords
Our bodies hold the stories of our lives. The body keeps the score.* Chokeberry weaves reminders through this card. Chokeberry can be used in binding – binding our nightmares, binding our anxiety, binding unwanted spiritual intrusion. *Bessel van der Kolk
Ten of Swords
When the cumulation of all the swords are present… Does this signify rock bottom, does this signify despair, or does each piercing of the swords create an acupuncture effect? Pokeberry is once again present – allow this energy to guide you as you engage with the energies of this card.