|Tarot of the Mystic Spiral- Seven of Swords, Fool, Ten of Swords|
In the Seven of Swords, I instantly identified with the Minotaur. He is getting attacked, and in his own home. That's not right, but what can you do? Sometimes you are the gladiator, and sometimes you are the minotaur. Sometimes you are righteous, and sometimes you are the monster, and who wears which label is really a matter of perspective.
The bawdy Fool peeks over his shoulder, though, as he sneaks away from the scene. He's a got a secret to tell, and if you are lucky he'll share it before he disappears over that edge. He is worrying far too much about what is behind him and not nearly aware enough of what is coming up.
He can only run so far though, and not fast enough, as the Ten of Swords catches up to him. On one hand, this is a sad moment. On the other hand, all the fear and trepidation is over. We know what we know, and it may be bad, but it is all out there. This card looks pretty gruesome, but has a true silver lining in that there really is nowhere to go but up.
These cards are all related to the element of air, communication and how we use our words, so I can know that they pertain to how words have been flying around my world. Since they are all air, they neither reinforce nor weaken each other. It's all a bunch of air, shiftless as the wind, so I can expect this to bowl over quickly, and I have to be aware of the possibility most of it is in my own head. They have no substance or grounding, no fire to quicken them, no water to sluice through emotion.
The Shadow card is The Chariot. This is my Life Purpose card, and as a Shadow card I feel it is here to tell me this is just a piece of a lesson I need to learn right now. Successfully navigating this will put me a little further up the ladder of ascension, or at least that is what I am telling myself right now.
These cards are from Tarot of the Mystic Spiral by Giovanni Pelosini and Giuseppe Palumbo, published by Lo Scarabeo.