The Fools journey through the Swords
story of the Fools fifth and last journey takes him through the suit of Swords.
Swords normally refer to our intellect and challenges, the difficulties we
encounter in life, they correspond to the winter season and the element air.
The Page of Swords brings the Fool a message of
discontentment amongst his counterparts, this tells the Fool to be ready
for action and it comes when the Ace of Swords issues him with a
challenge. The 2 of Swords soon presents the Fool with a dilemma, should
he take the easy passive path or the harder aggressive path, the Knight
of Swords advises him to stand his ground but 3 of Swords tells us he
took the wrong path, things are looking bleak. The 4 of Swords tells the
Fool to get over it and the 5 of Swords tells him to assess whether this
challenge is worth winning. The Queen of Swords advises the Fool that
challenges are always worth winning.
last journey continues with the 6 of Swords showing the Fool another
path to try but the 7 of Swords warns him he would need to protect his
belongings along this path. The King of Swords then told the Fool there
were ways to protect his belongings but the 8 of Swords tells us the
Fool refused to see the wisdom of using them, the 9 of Swords brings
worries to the Fool which caused him to have nightmares The worst
has happened when the 10 of Swords turns
the nightmares into reality.
If only he had removed those blindfolds, still, it was only his
earthly possessions that were lost and now's the time to start again, preferably
along an easier path.
with the Magician, the High Priestess and the Empress.
The Emperor with the
Hierophant, the Lovers and the Chariot.
Strength with the
Hermit, the Wheel of Fortune and Justice.
The Hanged Man, Death,
Temperance, the Devil and the Tower.
The Star with the Moon, the
Sun, Judgement and the World.