So today I went back to Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan. I really want to use this deck more, but it’s still new to me. I like the art, and it seems to have a good feel to it. This week’s reading, however, isn’t so great. I’m not blaming the deck.
In the past position, we have the Ace of Swords reversed. This card represents the sword when used in a negative way- to cut, to hurt others. It’s about using too much force to get what we want. So apparently, in our past, we used too much pressure or force to a situation, which made things worse. We should have tried to be more diplomatic.
In the present position, we have the 5 of Wands, which represents opposition or struggles. We’re fighting with something right now that is a direct result of the force we applied from the Ace of Swords reversed. This can mean that we’re under a lot of stress, or feeling the need to defend something. It can also mean legal issues.
In the future position, we have Strength reversed. When the strength card is reversed, it means that we’re letting fear get to us- things have gotten out of control. It can also mean uncontrollable emotions, or that we lack the courage to face a problem. We need to calm the lion!
Honestly, this reading doesn’t resonate with me so much, and that’s a good thing. While I do have some stressful situations, and even a legal issue or two, I’m having trouble deciding where I might have used force in my past in a way that’s affecting me now. Also, I’ve been living with a background of fear over things that are out of my control for so long, that the Strength card reversed is almost like a no-brainer. On one hand, I’m hoping that this doesn’t mean that something I’ve been living with is going to blow up, but on the other hand, things have been blowing up for a long time. This would just be the latest, and I honestly don’t let it get to me anymore.
Maybe this reading will mean something to someone else who reads this? If so, I would take the Strength card reversed as a warning. Don’t let fear control your actions. Take control and see where you made mistakes in the past so that you can learn from them.
Blessed be! 🙂