“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!”
~ Steve Maraboli
The 6 of Swords can be a card of travel and especially journeys across water (as per the card image) on a more mundane level. But, as we know, water is symbolic of emotions… To safely traverse a vast expanse of intense emotions and navigate any upsets takes the ability to detach mentally enough to perceive what is actually going on. Passion tends to make us myopic and prone to believe whatever the ego tells us.
With this card comes the possibility of clarity and new insight. We can learn and move on. Or we can learn and return. But now the informed choice is ours – we are no longer victims to whim or fancy… We are moving in harmony with our truth.
Other possible meanings for the 6 of Swords, aptly named ‘science’ in the Thoth Tarot, is scientific break-through, innovation and intellectual accord.
Affirmation: “I clear my mind and open it up to perceive the bigger picture.”
6 of Swords Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for new insights which allow me to leave behind the things, thoughts or people that hold me down. Help me trust in my mind’s ability to receive and give clear divine guidance. So mote it be! (listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the 6 of Swords
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Archangel: Uriel (Angel of Aquarius) and Raphael (Ruler of Mercury)
Scent: Fresh snow, the North wind
Deck used: The Tarot Illuminati