Tarot: King of Swords {How To Take Your Power Back}

King of Swords by Mystic Faerie Tarot, Steampunk Tarot, Tarot of the Cat People and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com

Tarot King of Swords, How To Take Your Power Back, intuitivefish.com

A Commanding Authority, An Emphatic Decision, Pioneering

Generally speaking, the King of Swords represents the “powers that be.” It represents political leaders, judicial and legal authorities and especially the military {swords.}

It also includes higher leadership positions. This King is basically anyone in a socioeconomic system who has the power to make your life happy or miserable – such as a boss, director, or commander.

If the card shows up in an upright position, you can count on this authority to be generally forthright in his or her integrity.

If this King is in reference to you, it may be a message to bravely and decisively remain independent. Rely on your own means. Stay true to your candor and principles, even if you’re the only one driven by them.

Decide right this moment to take initiative, or some sort of action, to follow your pioneering ambitions. They won’t leave you out in the cold.

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Tarot: Ace of Pentacles {How To Create Your Dreams}

Ace of Pentacles by Artist Unknown [If you know the name of this artist, please contact me], Universal Wirth Tarot, Robin Wood Tarot and wintersmagic at Deviant Art, intuitivefish.com

Tarot's Ace of Pentacles, intuitivefish.com

Creative Energy, Wealth Consciousness, A New Prosperous Life Era

You’re not exactly sure how you’re going to achieve your dream. You don’t yet know all the details. You only know that you’ll attain it and that you deserve to attain it.

This very energy of expectation is what causes a thing to happen. That energy is the Ace of Pentacles.

It symbolizes external bliss or success as a result of the same internal reality.  

External success is empty without also feeling fulfilled on a soul level. This is why it’s so important to manifest and produce what you naturally love and feel passionate about.

Sometimes just seeing this card in a reading sparks your inner knowing that your creative dreams can be accomplished.

Other times, it’s a reminder that we naturally manifest what we focus on. That’s how our inherent creative energies work in everyday reality.

The Ace of Pentacles is a good omen any way you look at it, even if it’s reversed. Promise and new prospects are written all over this card. The time is now to make your creative venture a reality.

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Tarot: 10 of Pentacles {How To Create Wealth Doing What You Love}

10 of Pentacles by Starchild Tarot, Shadowscapes, The Fountain and Pagan Otherworlds, intuitivefish.com

Tarot 10 of Pentacles, intuitivefish.com

Material Advantages, Creative Wealth, Assurance of Wealth

The hidden meaning of the 10 of Pentacles reminds us that there’s a kind of wealth that can never be lost. In fact, we already possess it. It’s called creativity.

Real wealth doesn’t come from sacrificing your soul for a lifeless occupation. It comes from the immense love of design, beauty and falling in love with brilliant, innovative, cultured and stylish art – in all its forms. True wealth is about love and passion, and the expression of it, such as through music.

Your soul passions manifest in your reality in a diversity of ways – not necessarily by owning a castle, but by knowing that you could own a castle if you wanted to – simply because you create your reality with imagination and belief. Your thoughts, which are always creative thoughts, appear in your life in some material shape or form.

Creativity is the kind of wealth that can never be lost no matter what happens in your life. You can always create something new. You can always change your story. Wealth isn’t wealth unless it is secure wealth.

In the Ace through 9 of Pentacles, we had many opportunities to drop materialism and cultivate true wealth. The 10 of Pentacles is the point in your evolution when you can enjoy the skills of your own art. If you’re enjoying life, you can trust that enjoyment will manifest through physical needs and desires too.
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Tarot: 10 of Swords {How To Use Limitations To Your Advantage}

10 of Swords by The Cosmic Tribe Tarot, Mythic Tarot, Mystic Dreamer Tarot, and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com

Tarot 10 of Swords, How To Use Limitations To Your Advantage, intuitivefish.com

Material Hardship or Suffering, Oppression, Karmic Consequences

First, the bad news. The 10 of Swords is about obedience to churches, dogmatic creeds, institutions, corporate establishments, civil laws and authorities, and their suppression of the liberated soul.

It’s also about material necessity and the challenges and burdens we face while living under physical limitations. Your position in the world is also at stake.

Next, the really bad news. The 10 of Swords speaks of cruel, unrelenting and inescapable karmic consequences. Fate comes back to visit in various ways, until it has completed its cycle.

It doesn’t get much worse than the 10 of Swords. You might feel trapped, controlled or to put it bluntly, you just don’t want to be here.

Thankfully, karma goes both ways. If you’ve been working hard and honestly toward a certain goal, you can expect a payoff. If you haven’t invested in your material goals, you can expect undesirable circumstances. But you can always shift that reality.

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