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“Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.” 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I did draw a card yesterday too but did not feel up to blog about it. It was the King of Pentacles and today I move from Fire of Earth and volcanoes to Air of Air and hurricanes. The Knight of Swords has as keyword ‘penetration’ and is associated with Aquarius. The knight rides straight into the eye of the storm, below him the Great Sea.

For me this is a person who loves an argument and who can be quite cutting and sarcastic. He does not yield. The dropping of the armour is to me more like a ruse, a scattering of his trail. He is reaching for the sword but not yet grasping it though. The albatross reminds us of the poem by Coleridge quoted above where a sailors thoughtless act of killing the good luck bringer turned it into a curse. What is my cross to bear? What are my thoughtless acts? How do I control my temper and my tongue? I have a hard time keeping my focus recently and feel as scattered about as that golden armour of the knight. I need to try and find the calm eye of the storm.

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About jema

Dreamer, tarot reader and hobo librarian

2 responses »

  1. Navigators is a bit like the Brugel. Always one more thing to see 🙂

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  2. Sorry to hear you’re feeling a bit scattered. Still, I really enjoyed your take on this card. It reminds me of a card from Rachel Pollack’s Shining Tribe, where an armoured figure reaches for a flute. As she says in the book, we have to take off our armour to be able to live harmoniously with ourselves and others…

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