Daily Tarot: Ace of Swords

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.” George R.R. Martin

Expect to enter a new cycle of self-awareness through listening to the truth of others or speaking your own, and perhaps forcefully so.  Positively, divine inspiration could strike through a rapid succession of quick-fire thoughts that result in enhanced creativity, new concepts, or a brilliant idea. The intellect dominates and with a wealth of mental power at your disposal, communication may improve for the better (although retrograde Mercury will certainly require greater effort). You may be acting as an authority or dealing with figures who have the capacity to make important decisions, especially that of a legal or medical nature. This is a day for gaining clarity and working toward agreements, but try not to sign on the dotted line until Mercury goes direct.

But the sword cuts both ways, and the possibility exists of winning or losing more than you expect. The mind may shift into overdrive through endless analysis that leads to a state of stress. Negotiations could break down while waiting for the other party to make a choice or the first move. The response to a win/lose mentality may be an argument or confrontation. Remember that a sharp tongue does not necessarily equate to a sharp mind, and those who live by the sword can also die by the sword.

(Tarot Deck:  Golden Tarot of Klimt| Lo Scarabeo)


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