VI of Swords/Six of Air

6 of swords

The Six of Swords is the ultimate in finally making the logical choice and ending a bad situation.  It’s painful and often we need to shut ourselves off from that emotional side in order to get in the boat and go.  One of the most beautiful aspects of this card is that the water on the right side of the boat is the more turbulent water, while the water where the figures are going is much more calm.  They’re moving from a present environment of agitation and strife toward one that is more calm and peaceful.  You can see by the way the woman’s head is covered and angled down that there is some sadness and grief associated with this decision, but it’s the only choice.   Continue reading

Two of Swords/Two of Air

2 of swords

The Two of Swords is often about indecision or two choices where there is no clear “right” path to take.  However, more importantly it’s about willfully cutting ourselves off from emotions, as represented by the blindfold.  The sea behind the figure represents the sea of our subconscious.  The little rocks peeking through are like ideas bubbling to the surface of our subconscious.  However, the figure has her arms crossed over her heart chakra – representative of guarding herself emotionally in order to work to operate purely through logic.  While the blindfold is about intentionally being blind to a situation and how it impacts us emotionally, it can also represent that we can’t understand a problem and the possible solutions clearly.  She’s sitting on a bench, representing a pause in trying to resolve the situation.  Sometimes this pause is necessary in order to gain some perspective and clarity.  Finally, the blindfold can be a reflection of a time when either we try to ignore a problem, hoping it will go away, or a time when we don’t know all the facts. Continue reading