The Ace of Swords - Gilded Tarot
Astro: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
The Ace of Swords is about clarity, consciousness, awareness and truth. The Sword represents the suit of Air or thoughts/mind and the Ace represents opportunities and new beginnings. A new opportunity to open your mind.
In this post we’ll talk about relationships. Mainly romantic but this may speak to any type of relationship: Familial, Spousal, Romantic, Friendship and Collegial.
Some relationships bring out the best in us and others, well, bring out the worst in us. Both have purpose and we can learn from each type of relationship, after all we frequently learn more from challenge than we do from Grace. Ah, to err is human. But which would you prefer to have in your life?
Healthy relationships support a feeling of security, trust and acceptance that allow for authentic
interaction or a sense that we can show who we are, warts and all, to that person. We fee safe, wanted, seen and there is a strong sense of getting to know as curiosity is encouraged. Attraction is known and brings comfort and intimacy is allowed to slowly develop into a stronger bond.
In good relationships, we work as a team and our strengths are utilized and the ‘other’ makes up for our weaker attributes and vice versa. There’s a natural give and take, a flow, as each is confident in their ability to satisfy their role openly and effectively, even if it takes a while to find the groove. We don’t need to question how we feel about this, it feels good and right.
In unhealthy relationships, there’s an underlying sense of uneasiness, fear, anxiousness and distrust that restricts and limits our emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. You can feel unimportant, rejected while invited, disrespected, taken for granted, lied to, misled, ignored and carry an ongoing feeling of wanting more than you’re getting.
Situations can never seem to gel as excuses and avoidance become the norm and communication only seems to rock an already unsteady boat. It seems like the seas are always rough sailing and there’s no solid ground in sight, let alone to stand on. It’s never-ending treading solo, in treacherous waters.
Be honest with yourself, how do you feel about this?
The Ace of Swords shows us one way of working through what we’re feeling and to discover which type of relationship you’re involved in: Writing. Getting a journal and writing your daily interactions, feelings and thoughts can help you become more and more clear. Not only about the person(s) your dealing with but most importantly about yourself.
Frequent meditative journaling helps you see your own patterns and behavior clearly by expressing (to yourself) what you’re feeling and how your acting and therefore what creates positive and negative patterns. There’s something about writing and reading to yourself that helps you to see what’s real and what isn’t.
This isn’t about judging people harshly, although if that’s what’s needed get it out, it’s about clarity and awareness and how these traits breed consciousness. This leads to more ‘Aha’ moments so you can get to the bottom of problematic relationships. Or conversely how to continue to create more positive situations and relationships in your life.
If relationships are good, how can you foster their development?
After all relationships do, to a large degree, mirror how we feel about ourselves. We teach people how to treat us by what we do, say and how we react. If we lean in and open up so do others. If we avoid and push away that’s what gets mirrored in the end.
If you’re feeling rejected and uncared for it’s time to get clear on what the problem is and if it can be healed…or not.
If you’re feeling cared for and accepted look to see what your doing and gently begin to create more of that in your life.
Not everyone is right for us but at the same time not everyone is wrong for us either.
Maybe romance needs to be friend-zoned and maybe a friendship needs to go to the romance room. Feel it out and see what happens. Maybe you’re happy being single.
The Ace of Swords says that it’s time to see clearly which is which as well as what to do about it.
You have the power here to wield your sword and cut through to what’s important or cut out what’s rotten and decaying your spirit. Because if it’s bad, it is decaying your spirit and shaping your soul in a not-so-good way.
Every day is a new day. Every day is an opportunity to open your mind to see and feel differently. Every day is a new opportunity to heal.
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