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Tarot Post – Seven of Swords


Seven of Swords (Futility)


Seven of SwordsSeven of Swords by G A Rosenberg


Beware the quick fix
Grab what you can and running
not a solution



How do I make it
in this messed up world?
Everything I try
bounces back in my face
I feel brought down
with little way out
and chances for happiness so few


I do what I can to make it
Take what I need to keep going
If I can’t survive as an honest man
in a world of greed and privilege
I’ll be a thief of their propriety


Playing their game
even in revolt
means I exist
within their frame
I’ll do just fine
and keep the flow
i give up parts of myself to survive
— G A Rosenberg


The suit of swords represents thought, ideas, plans and conflicts. Sevens represent our desires and wants and the paths and challenges we take to achieve them. What do we do when what we want to do conflicts with the framework in which we live. For many of us living in societies that for various reasons offer less and less freedom this question is becoming more and more important. It is possible to live conflicted in society and work the system, taking what we can for ourselves but quite often even tho this may mean our needs are met, our lives become more and more unfulfilled. It seems the very act of futility to be shaped by a society that we feel we should be shaping. We run the hamster wheel and yet at the same time we hope to find a better way of doing things. The gift of this energy may very well be the tenacity to keep on looking for that way and the knowledge that it must exist.


Astrological Correspondence – Moon in Aquarius – This energy tends towards intuition and group dynamics. It seems to hold a greater understanding of what is going on yet can be very remote and unfathomable even to itself. The Moon in Aquarius focuses on the greater good. The energy is open to all and disapproves of little yet finds it very hard to connect in a very ‘in the world but not of it’ way. More than anything else this energy needs the freedom to think what it wants and to live as it wants


I Ching Correspondence – 36) Ming I – Darkening of the Light

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The Trigram for Earth is over the Trigram for Fire — A wise and good man is afflicted by a person of dark nature who has power and authority over him. In this case the advice to the wise man is that he maintains his inner identity and fire despite having to outwardly go along with what the authority wishes and to hold tight to who he is. When one is free or in a just society, it becomes easy to shine out our presence. In a corrupt society, we must sometimes in order to maintain who we are, adopt a veneer of corruption ourselves.


When the Seven of Swords occurs in a reading, it may mean that we are having trouble expressing ourself in the environment we find ourselves in due to people whom we believe to be in authority over us. We may feel like we are compromising ourselves rather than surrendering who we are.It may also be that we are learning how to maintain our inner beings while living our day to day lives. It usually denotes a feeling of isolation and a need for self-reliance. This card may also mean thievery or underhandedness in our environment. It may also mean that someone close to us is hiding their true nature.


When the Seven of Swords shows up reversed in a reading it may mean that rather than only relying on ourselves, that we may need to consult others for advice on how to extricate ourselves from a tricky situation. It may also mean that we are finding it difficult to do what we need to do to get out of the troubles in which we find ourselves. It may also mean that we are feeling internal pressure to bring out into the open what we may have felt the need to previously keep hidden.

Quote of the Day – January 13, 2013

“We tend to disempower ourselves. We tend to believe that we don’t matter. And in the act of taking that idea to ourselves we give everything away to somebody else, to something else.”
– Terence McKenna


Today a friend of mine posted a video on FB entitled “An Incredible Act of Love” This video shows an actor pretending to have a flat tire and a good Samaritan stopping to help out. The guy helping refuses to accept money and the camera crew watching this became flabbergasted. This depressed my friend who posted it bemoaning the state of humanity that has brought us the point where a basic good deed that almost any one of the people reading this would do was seen as “An Incredible Act” My friend really wanted me and a few other people to offer our take on it. After pondering it for a bit, this was what i wrote..

“Well a couple of things come up.. I think that the person who titled it has an extremely negative viewpoint of humanity. I also believe that we have been trained by the media to have the most suspicious negative view of our fellow humans possible and that feeding into it, spreading this view increases the damage.
Humanity has achieved much in its history. We touch on the divine. Shakespeare said
“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how
infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and
admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like
a god!”
and its true in potential we hold so much that we have yet to realize tho its happening slowly and hopefully we will make a huge leap before we close down this shop in our immaturity.
We do more by building each other than giving into despair

I don’t mean not to be real. There are immature selfish dark agendas out there but kindness DOES exist and SO much potential. Which do we want to build on

In my experience any day you can look and find at least one example of someone going out of their way for another person. It’s there but never quite as ‘flashy’, ‘cool’ or ‘remarkable’ as someone being truly shitty to each other…
Again the media plays into it… think of the news each night showing one feelgood story amidst as many stories of tragedy as they can…and then acting as if that is the ratio in the world…
I admit that thanks to media there are more people that is easier for many of us to describe ten ways of emotionally or physically torturing another being than people who can instruct you in giving a really awesome back rub.. I know which one of those is the most useful… and I believe its catching on… This is definitely a situation where if we’re not part of the solution we are increasing the problem… Sorry about the soap box but this is where ‘Be the change you want to see comes in’ for me. I would rather inspire people by being this person who will help. It may just be contagious.
Why I always recommend not only committing random acts of senseless kindness but acknowledging those of others in an everyday sense…
I’m fixing to be a full out rapturist”

Blessings G


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