What does the deck have to offer: Knight of Swords.
It seems like this knight is really trying to drive home a message cause I got it just earlier this week too. Air of Air. He is a dark and grim looking rider on a dark and grim looking horse. In his hand a sword point up. His helmet show us a symbol of air, a dark blue orb, just at the crown chakra, the horse has a similar orb over the third eye chakra. They come from a mist but the sky above them is clear and filled with stars. This is a card of mental agility and a strong focus.
I am a bit surprised really to get this card in the offering position. Clarity coming out of the mist. Grim exterior, a cutting edge and demanding of my full attention.
The figure is shrouded in a purple hooded robe, in his left hand a large scythe. Behind him a sunset and a garden in full bloom with patches of gold where autumn has reached the flowers. Death comes up into the world from a starry black cosmic sliver of night. He makes solar and lunar forces meet in the scythe against the sunset.
There is plenty to harvest here, things have matured and are ripe to the picking. Death is a transition card, a doorway to new events.
I have a whole lot of learning but Death points out that what I thought I knew might be quite a different thing, he casts a new light, opens new doors and might even push me through them.
The card is named ‘Pleasure’ and here I see a woman clothed in her blond hair, she is sitting on a wave and holds out a cup with a white rose and below it are 5 more cups with roses and in her right hand an extra bonus rose just in case we don’t get it. The white rose is for purity and the cups hold our wishes and ideals and if they are pure we will be rewarded.
Found this quote I like:
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
I guess after organisation and transformation comes adjustment and then a reward.
Images © Johanna Gargiulo-Sherman
Published by US Games 1980