|Mystic Dreamer Tarot- King of Swords|
The King is a powerful man, uniquely intelligent, and almost aloof seeming in his cool calculation of any situation. As a person, he can often signify a lawyer, a judge, a doctor... A surgeon!
|Xultun Tarot- Lord of Swords (King)|
I can be a bit dense at times, and I have also pulled the King of Swords on the 78 Whispers Facebook Page a couple times this week. Those cards are not necessarily meant for me, but are just a place to discuss cards and their varied imagery. However, since I shuffle and pull a bit of my energy can't help but come out in them. I can thank this image, from the Xultun Tarot by Peter Balin, for the keyword for the King of Swords, "Surgeon", sitting there all pretty for me on the pamphlet included with the deck. Of course it makes perfect sense, the most mature aspect of the Court of Swords, wielding a sharp object, and I have heard that reference before, but since it never had personal significance to me it never took root. Now I have a new association to use, and a humbling to put to work as well. I had to see this card several times, in several aspects, in order to gain that keyword, because I had never looked beyond my own nose.
I need to be strong and impartial. The moon in the King of Swords from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot shows that my surgeon is compassionate and empathetic to my needs, but I know from experience that I need to remain cool and collected. It's just terrifying to imagine living the rest of my life in this kind of pain, terrifying to imagine yet another surgery, and most terrifying of all is the thought of having to prove I am not well.
|Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle- Loyalty|
However, there is reassurance in this card. I owe no fealty to my surgeon, but he does to me, or to solving my problem at least, and I believe him to be a kind man who is in this line of work because he truly desires to help people and end their pain.
The words from the companion book offer advice in this situation, as well, "You have chosen this symbol of Loyalty, and this means you are being called to stand up for who and what you believe in." I believe in myself, and I believe that while I am better, I am nowhere near full health, and I need to be clear about that, with no fear. And that is why this card has been following me around all week. (There is another aspect you will reading my Daily Draw later on, too.)
These cards are from Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras and Barbara Moore, published by Llewellyn, Xultun Tarot by Peter Balin, published by Arcana Publishing CO, and Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle by P.C. Cast and Colette Baron-Reid, published by Potter Style.