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Your cards for the week commencing 4 July 2022

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Nine of Swords and Seven of Cups

What if…?’ were the two words that immediately sprung to mind when I saw this week’s card combination. And, I immediately wanted to write a reminder that things are not always as bad as they seem. 

Take our first card, the Nine of Swords, for instance; it is often associated with anxiety, grief, insomnia and worry and therefore we assume that the person pictured is in a bad position. But, what if they aren’t? We assume the swords are causing her mental anguish in some way and she has fallen down with the stress of it all, but, what if she hasn’t?

Eight crows sit on top of eight of the swords and one  further crow sits in front of the lady shown by the last fallen sword. Crows are known for their intelligence and they are associated with spiritual shifts; folklore reminds us to pay attention to the crows as they are telepathically guiding us in the right direction. As the ninth crow sits, patiently waiting for the lady to open her eyes and heed his message, we see that he is poised at the point of that sword. The others are resting quietly showing that there is no danger. The part of the swords that wounds is pierced into the ground. This lady is not in peril, and the crows are trying to show her this. All she needs to do is open her eyes and read the signs. 

But, in our human world, that is often easier said than done. When we are faced with anxious or overwhelming situations we often do not have the time to find that quiet moment to tune into our intuition and watch for signs of guidance. Life, unfortunately, doesn’t always allow us this time. And, if we are worried, stressed or lying awake in the middle of the night, then the voice of common sense that tells us to calm down, breathe or take a moment is often shushed by the torrent of thoughts that are racing through our minds. 

These crows are a nod to the fact that we are always surrounded by our guides who, like these birds, are sitting patiently, waiting for us (and usually being ignored) whilst we go about our business. 

The second card for this week is the Seven of Cups, which brings a ‘what if?’ of a different kind. Here there are choices and some, like the one being offered by the fairy, look enticing, whereas others, in the clutches of the dragon, seem a little harder to obtain. Which one should she choose? Which one would you choose?

Life can be confusing and sometimes we do not know which way to turn. I feel both these cards give similar messages but, depending on your circumstances, you may feel more drawn to one than the other. The Nine of Swords, is a reminder that we can always ask for guidance and receive help and support when we need it, all we have to do is ask; help is always there for those who ask it. This may come in the way of a physical person or a spiritual guide giving you a sign to help you on your way, but, whoever it is, it will confirm that we are all connected and never really alone. 

However, if you resonate more with the Seven of Cups, you may well feel that it really is you and you alone who has to make the choice without help or guidance. If that is the case, how do you decide what to do? Well, take comfort that the answers are always within us and, at times like these, we have to call upon our intuition or gut feeling to go with whatever feels right. You will instinctively know that you have made the right decision, as the butterflies in your tummy will start to rest and (even if you are happy, sad, disappointed or indifferent) you will feel a path clearing and a deep knowing that you have made the right choice.

One way of the other, we are all being asked to take responsibility for our lives and move forwards. This is no longer a time for our thoughts or emotions to hold us back. And, no matter how difficult that might feel or what obstacles you think are in the way, remember this is all happening for the higher good and will all work out for the best in the end.