Most often, Swords are associated with conflict and struggle but that is not all that it represents. It also entails a need to pay close attention to our actions and our reactions to people, things and situations.
It is through studying the Swords do we understand how sometimes our actions often bring about discord and chaos upon our paths. As well as, it is our reactions that fuel the fire of whatever lesson or inward journey we must take in order to move forward upon our individual paths.
Conflict and chaos arise to bring forth a restructuring of foundations and in the process we begin to establish order and balance within our lives. Like the phoenix engulfed in flames burns to ash is reborn and sings it's victory song, so too do we go through our own process of transmutation and transformation.
Our own individual process of death and rebirth and these elements can be seen within the Suit of Swords.
Usually it is during these times of conflict and chaos that we are being drawn the most to take action and it is most often change does not come until we put forth the effort to make some changes within our lives by releasing the things that are hindering us and not allowing us to reach our fullest potential.
Sometimes friendships and relationships are severed during periods of conflict, difficulty and struggle. So pay attention when swords come up in a reading as to what is going on around you. Are you having some communication breakdowns with family or friends? Are these issues resulting from past feelings based upon repressed and undealt with emotions that have never been able to be expressed or released? Perhaps now would be a good time to examine your relationships more closely and see if there is a way to make right the relationship or if not, then in order to move forward, we must release that relationship so that both may continue to expand and grow. Otherwise in a permanent state of stagnation is what you can expect until whatever is needed to be dealt with can be released in order for all parties to heal.
It is through our thoughts and actions as to what we experience as our individual reality in life. So remember in times of difficulty and struggle, don't allow the hardships to steal away your joy making you edgy and jagged. For if we allow ourselves to be constantly on the defensive as sometimes is seen in the Suit of Swords, then we can end up hurting those we love. A Sword is a means of protection but can easily become a double-edged dagger and severe the ties that bind.
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