Reading for Saturday, May 7, 2016 is from the Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore and illustrated by Eugene Smith, Llewellyn Publications – 2014.
King of Swords – Three of Wands – Knight of Swords – Four of Swords
Thought for the day: “Peace of Mind can be achieved when I adhere to a higher standard of fair-play and careful planning taking into consideration all who may be affected by my action or in-action.”
Position 1 represents you in the situation/day: Dealing with the King of Swords persona today is going to feel challenging no matter how you look at it. If this happens to be you, you’re not in the mood for any fluff or drama and just want to get the root of the matter. This is me most days, and so I can empathize. But, I know it’s not the easiest personality or attitude type to deal with. Yes, I know, it’s a double standard. In short, if your pleading your case or hoping to sway a “King of Swords”, you’ll have a lot more luck by being forthright and concise. If You happen to be this particular King today, you’ll find that you’re going to need a little more patience if you don’t want to go around snapping everyone’s head off.
Position 2 represents the situation/day: As the King of Swords uses wisdom and logic to guide his decisions, he is also concerned with those he perceives under his care by doing what he believes will be the best for the majority. With that in mind, the Three of Wands signifies a successful day or encounter. The bigger picture is presenting itself and plans are falling into place. A return on your investment of time, money, effort, are paying off and your motivation remains high. Your expectations are right in-line with your practical desires and plans. You are on the right track!
Position 3 represents obstacles you may face: While the Knight of Swords is all about ACTION, he is at times, careless in his impetus. You need to be mindful of trying to rush things and accomplish more in a tighter time frame. This will likely lead to less than satisfactory results. If you get too far ahead of yourself, you’ll likely create a lot more stress and possibly injury than if you pace yourself and/or your plans.
Position 4 represents a probable outcome: The Four of Swords is about a time to retreat and recharge. I think in today’s reading, especially with all the other Swords, the Four shows peace of mind. A successful end to what has probably been a busy and successful day. Look forward to this time and enjoy it for what it is. Sometimes these blissful times come far less than needed.
Have a Blessed Day!