The Ultimate Alpha?

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The Ultimate Alpha?

“Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.” ~ Anne Bradstreet The King of Swords is the leader who is able to detach from his own needs and desires in order to make objective decisions in favour of the highest good of All. His leadership style is defined by wise words and equally wise choices. He could be a professor at the top of his game, lecturing to hundreds or even thousands of awestruck students… “To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.” ~ Albert Einstein More than any of the other Kings (all authority figures in their own right), he understands the power of the word. If not found leading an organisation, this card symbolises the thought leader, the innovator or any extremely gifted writer/orator. There is a precise method and strategy behind all he does. His scientific and detached approach can be off-putting to some who are quick to write him off as aloof and even arrogant. And it is true that at one end of the spectrum, the King of Swords is prone to display the more negative traits. It sees it as none of his concern if people get emotional about his decisions and he has no need for outside approval. He may also use words to manipulate people but usually for what he sees as a worthy cause. Many politicians and lawyers are King of Swords type personalities. Affirmation: “I make all my choices with the highest good of All in mind.” King of Swords Prayer Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the ability to choose wisely. Help me detach from my own desires and anxieties to always make the choices that best serve Light and Love. So mote it be! (Listen to prayer on Instagram) Correspondences for the King of Swords Zodiac Sign: Gemini (first two decans) and Taurus (final decan) Element: Fire of Air Archangel: Raphael (Ruler of the Element of Air) and Zadkiel (Angel of Gemini) Gemstone: Yellow calcite, aquamarine and fluorite Scent: Basil Deck used: Faerie Tarot   Blessed be!...

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Dating the King of Swords

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The King of Swords is the King of the Intellect. He’s extremely gifted when it comes to logical, linear thinking, problem solving and Sudoku. You probably won’t stand a chance against him at a game of chess either. His intellectual capacity can be intimidating to less gifted people and we often find him in a position of authority, such as a doctor, lawyer or university professor. If his mind is in overdrive (due to an inability to ground mental energy), he can get anxious and when he gets anxious he can turn to quite nasty and devious ways of finding relief.  Check out 8 Types of W*ankers for more on the reversed King of Swords. Pros: He will dazzle pretty much anyone with his intellect. You won’t often get told ‘you could do better than him’ because the King of Swords is usually highly revered in our (still) patriarchal society. Your conversations will be stimulating and could potentially help expand your own mind. He’s not only employed – you are guaranteed not to find him working in the Coop, stacking shelves. If you want a high flier with lots of status, he’s the one! He’s not the jealous type. Cons: Can be cynical and/or arrogant. Sensitivity is not his forte. If you try to turn to him for a shoulder to cry on, he might go all ‘Spock’ on you. He may find it difficult to let go and just enjoy himself in the sack. Too much going on upstairs. Passion and romance are concept that are quite alien to this guy but he’s smart enough to do what’s expected of him… So don’t demand warmth with it as well – that’s too tall an order for this King! Type of date he prefers: Because he’s aware of his own social standing as well as where to find quality food and entertainment, he’s likely to take you to a Guide Micheline type restaurant or a classical concert. Time from your first date until you introduce him to your parents: Along with the King of Pentacles, this is one out of only about two men your dad will approve of, so if you worry about parental approval he may well be worth hanging on to! He will meet the parents well within the first 6 months of the relationship. The only problem is that he’s so darn busy! Wedding style: Nothing too extravagant but it will be classic, elegant and have a pared-down feel. The King of Swords is a lover of minimalist elegance, as it helps him declutter his very busy mind. He’s likely to sneer at anything remotely vulgar, over the top or with too many frills. Type of dad he would make: His children’s education will be his top priority. He may be more at ease with sons than with daughters. He thrives on helping his kids learn the ins and outs...

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8 Types of W*nkers

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8 Types of W*nkers

THE 4 KNIGHTS Let’s start with the reversed Knights. Their inner wanker is always close to the surface and doesn’t need much of an invitation to come out to play. These blokes are still young and they wouldn’t know subtle if it hit them in the face. Brimming with over-confidence (read ‘testosterone’) they are eager to put their mark on the world. The Reversed Knight of Wands. It’s no secret that the mark he wants to put on the world is in the form of notches on his bed post. He often has more than one partner on the go and can’t stop himself from flirting. Why should he even need to? He won’t be held accountable for any trespasses – it’s not his fault that he was born irresistible and that women can’t keep their hands off him! Player? Pfffft. He’s just young and sowing his oats! The world should be grateful that he shines the light of the Sun out of all his orifices. Suck it up, suckers! The Reversed Knight of Cups. Moody, brooding, difficult and just a general pain in the *rse. He’s almost always in a bad mood but it’s never his fault. He’s just sensitive and artistic and terribly misunderstood, you see. Yet he has this intensity behind the eyes that draws the ladies in. They seek to ease his suffering. Often quite a lot older than him, they mother him and look after all those boring earthly tasks that his artistic genius shouldn’t have to be bothered with. Manipulative? How dare you suggest such a thing! See, now he’s misunderstood again and off to drown his sorrows in a bottle of cheap red wine. The Reversed Knight of Swords. He is always right. Period. Never mind that he changed his mind just now. He was right then and he is right now and you are always totally wrong. He doesn’t date much. If he trawls the Internet dating sites it’s mostly to find someone to troll and cyber bully. He hates women and doesn’t really try to hide what he thinks of the highly irrational, much weaker sex. Will he ever score? He might occasionally pull because some chick thinks he’s really really clever. Mostly he just rapes women. The Reversed Knight of Pentacles. The thicko of the lot. Definitely more brawn than brains. He covers up his insecurity about lack of intellectual prowess by glassing people or biting their ear off. He likes his women looking like Barbie dolls and assumes that any woman of close to normal intelligence is a Lesbian or worse. You know you’ve accidentally started seeing one of these when you hear the words “What’s an intelligent woman like you doing with a bloke like me?” No matter how great the sex is, you won’t last 48 hours after that sentence has been uttered. THE 4 KINGS Kings...

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Tarot Deck Interview with The Universal Fantasy Tarot

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Tarot Deck Interview with The Universal Fantasy Tarot

The Universal Fantasy Tarot deck arrived through the post yesterday and I had a wonderful time sitting on a bench in the sun getting to know this deck yesterday afternoon. It was love at first sight so this interview will be biased but then I never claimed to be an objective reviewer of tarot decks. Some of the cards made me giggle with delight and every single card warranted a second glance. There is so much going on! Yes, you have been warned: This deck is not for you if you are the kind of person who prefers plain lines and decks that aren’t too ‘busy.’ Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture the rich detail or vibrant colours of this deck in the photo I took earlier for the actual deck interview (below). I was really drawn in by both the colours and the movement of the lines of these cards. This sense of movement is something the Universal Fantasy shares with the Mary-El which was the other deck that arrived yesterday.  They are both quite intense decks but the Universal Fantasy manages to be playful too and that is probably the reason I felt drawn to interview this deck first. Had I received this deck as a young child, I would have played with the images for hours on end, making up stories for each of the characters. Click HERE for a diagram of the deck interview spread. The Universal Fantasy Tarot © Lo Scarabeo. All rights reserved. 1. Describe yourself in three words Dreamer, passionate, seer (5 of Cups) 2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words Empathic, escapist, fun-loving (10 of Cups) 3. What gift do you bring? The ability to escape the bonds of logical and linear thinking, which does not always contain the answers you seek. (8 of Swords) 4. What do you expect in return? A willingness to leave the past behind and to stay true to your own soul path which is that of a creative intuitive. (XX Judgment) 5. How can you help me serve? I’ll help you detach from the musts, oughts and shoulds. I will liberate the child within and help you find the most outrageous ideas. (King of Swords) 6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? Yeah… *laughs mischievously* You really couldn’t ask for a better companion for your Hermit year! (The Hermit) Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind! Click HERE to learn what your Tarot Year card is, Blessed be!...

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