Using the Tarot for Creativity and Empowerment

Tarot Financial Abundance Experiment: Day 9

Deck: The Wizard’s Tarot

This post is part of my 45 Experiment:  Using the daily tarot draw to bring more financial abundance into our life. I will be using the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner and John J. Bluemen for this experiment’s deck.

Day 9: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?

Ace of Swords

 

Ace of Swords from the Wizards Tarot

The Ace of Swords often represents for me, the ability to see things from a clear perspective, often cutting through the rubbish and clutter so that we can see the inner truth we seek. I see this card as relating closely to achieved clarity about what may have been holding you back in the past, unbeknownst to you (i.e. fear of failure, fear of success, etc.).  Thus, this card can represent a turning point in one’s life into clarity & wisdom – the ability to see things from a clearer perspective.

The last few day’s draws have caused me to step back a bit and think rationally about my situation and goals. Now, this breakthrough in clarity is only the beginning of the battle.  Aces are all about action.  The Ace of Swords also signifies the birth of a new idea and then taking decisive action on that idea. As part of my action plan for yesterday, I did purchase a book directly related to an idea for a new novel that I was thinking of pursuing (once I finish with NaNoWriMo!).  Now, as the Ace of Swords directs, it is time to take decisive action.  The fresh ideas are streaming and now I need to get to work.

As Swords are also about communication, you might want to work a bit on marketing your businesses if you are an entrepreneur. Use the energy of the Ace of Swords to take some action, perhaps taking things in a new direction.  I personallyk plan on working on my existing novel today, work on an outline for a new idea that I’ve been tossing around (of which I have been fearful in the past of pursuing as it is a tad out of my comfort zone), and engage in communication with some possible clients.  There is also a project I have on the back burner that I considered to be “a stupid idea”.  Perhaps I shall revisit that today as well.

The Ace of Swords calls us to cut/remove that which is hindering us or no longer serving us in order to make way for new ideas and new paths.  We’ve seen similar ideas pop up in the other draws we’ve done over the past few days. When we get rid of the encumbrances from our lives, we often experience a new clarity.  When this clarity arrives, what we have is a clear mind filled with new ideas and inspiration.

As an action card, the Ace of Swords also reminds us that focused willpower and courage are often needed to move ahead or get out of our rut.  In order to make our focus work for us however, we often have to push unhelpful (negative) emotions out of the way.  It has been my experience more than once that fear or doubt can easily cloud the mind and quench any new ideas. As a weapon, the sword can be used to protect or destroy so a good use for the power of the sword is to destroy (kill) those negative thoughts that keep you from moving ahead.

It’s funny that the theme of “getting rid of that which does not serve” has popped up several times.  This is not doubt because, as many of us are well aware, we still need to do much more work in this area. Once this is done, there will be room for new paths and directions to emerge.  It will then be time to fly, just as the winged sylph is doing in this card.

I love the imagery of this card:  The sylph flying past the sword, nonchalantly giving it a glance. The sword pointing downward made me think of “bringing thoughts down to earth” and immediately, the terms “brainstorming” and “manifestation of thought” popped into my head.  I actually had set aside today for marketing and coming up with ideas on how to better get the word out about my Tarot business so this card really fits today. Maybe a brainstorming session would work for you as well. Today might be an excellent opportunity to create a mind map to generate some new ideas.

Jobs/occupations for Ace of Swords:Teacher of ethics, counselor, social worker, soldier, weapons dealer, fencing instructor, sword maker, hypnotist, writer, mediator, conflict resolution specialist, college professor, teacher, midwife, doctor, surgeon, lawyer, judge, logger, wood worker, worker in the legal system, politician

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