Sunday, April 26, 2009

Daily Draw - King of Swords

Clarified by the Eight of Cups, using the new Rumi Tarot by Nigel Jackson.

The Rumi Tarot takes keywords one step further, going so far as to put snippets of Sufite poetry on each card to relate the image and the meaning to each other in a new way. I have not yet decided if I like this, or would rather it didn't happen.

My card today is the King of Swords, with a message that is distinctly different from that which I usually get from the steely old guy. As is my wont with court cards, I drew a further card to clarify the situation, which was the Eight of Cups. This card fits better into my general understanding of its' usual meaning. For me, today, these cards urge me to live more fully in the moment, letting tomorrow worry about itself, and not letting the past define me more than it must. I have a tendency to do exactly that, lose myself in worrisome thoughts and reliving past moments in a desperate attempt to figure out what went wrong. Sometimes nothing has went wrong, but the cycle is over and it is time to move on to bigger and better.

These cards are from the Rumi Tarot by Nigel Jackson for Llewellyn.


  1. The Rumi deck is so beautiful. I can't wait to get it. I'm looking forward to reading about your results with it! :-)

  2. It IS beautiful, Whitney. Thanks for stopping by!