TAROTSCOPES | SEPTEMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER 15
X OF SWORDS
There is a fine line between genius and madness. A narrow gap between not enough and too much. A thin veil between desperation and divinity. The Ten of Swords shows us when we’ve leapt over a threshold far wider and more expansive than these very delicate boundaries. When we’ve gone from right here to a time, situation or place that is ages distance from reality. Eons away from understanding. Lightyears beyond self-awareness to a context that isn’t capable of holding us.
We exist in an overwhelming climate. If we are in any way tapped into the many and profound injustices of our world, we understand that the conditions of our individual and collective experience are on the far side of near impossible to grasp. When we are drowning in this deluge, it is virtually unimaginable to make a dent in the enormity of change that would need to happen to usher in balance. The trick, with this understanding, is to find relief rather than defeat. To practice, when something is too heavy, holding it lightly. To convince yourself that not being able to do it all grants you the opportunity to focus on what you are able to inform. When the Ten of Swords appears, it tells us we are attempting to interfere with the natural order in a nonviable and exasperating fashion.
So, stop trying. Drop the weapon. Pull the sword from whatever beast so you can see the beauty in it. Tug the knife away from your own throat. Put down the firearm you accidentally aimed at someone else. Take the bow out of the arrow pointing at whatever situation you are overcomplicating.
Recenter yourself on the fine line. Reel yourself in like a fish you want to catch and throw back to the water. Return to the place where challenge only just supercedes capacity. Enough to humble yourself without hurtling into open fire. Enough to learn that you, and everyone else, needs help in some form. Enough to accept that aloneness is an angle we all sometimes share.
Seek synchronicity in the form of cycles rather than finish lines. Welcome what you find in desperation. Incorporate submission, not to unjust laws but to your own higher ideals. Be who you would want to be when your mind begins to spin. Even if it speeds up, it will slow down. It is a top you can repeatedly turn over. If madness settles, make what you can of it creatively. Covet innocence. Appreciate naivety. Harness the capacity to laugh with your own folly. When and if you can’t stand yourself, kindly guide grim silliness to the door.
WHAT EVEN IS A TAROTSCOPE? We often think of horoscopes as predictions that are specific to each astrological sign. In Ancient Greek, the term horoscope simply means "I watch the hour." To astrologers today, a horoscope is a chart that maps the planetary bodies in the sky. From this chart, we derive meaning that can influence how we work with energy. Regardless of our unique individual charts, we are ALL working with the same energy from above. Each week, I examine this energy, pull a tarot card and write a guided meditation with the collective in mind. My tarotscopes are meant to be read as inspiration. Please note that because we are all operating with our individual energy, some elements will resonate more than others. Take what you like and leave the rest. Tarotscopes are offered freely in an effort to cultivate collective healing. I am always grateful for your support in sharing this work with anyone you think it might help. If you are inspired or find support here, please consider making a donation to help sustain these weekly offerings.