Ten of Swords-Ruin:
Ah, the paradox of swords! This card indicates a new hope, a new direction born out of ruin and despair. This card represents a mental conclusion, long sought with much thinking that has been a mental struggle which has rent asunder our plans and left us in an insomniacs mental paradigm. You may have reached a conclusion that things are just not going to work out in two areas of your life. Things of the heart (lower half of the image) as shown by the pierced heart and areas of finance as shown by the scales at the top of the card.This realization may cause you to feel a deep fear of "things not Working out" which only insures that they don't. The Astrological sign of this card is Sun in Gemini. Individuals who have their Sun in Gemini, are very gifted at synchronizing paradoxes , polarities, and/or oppositions thus they are able to look at all aspects of a situation, balancing the positive and negative aspects. This facility also can produce a deep heart-felt fear about the issues of finance, relationships, and creative initiative. With powerful facilities of any kind, we have the Great Creative Pendulum of the Imaginative Mind that can swing from positive motion to negative motion right at the apogee of creative endeavors. When we are powerfully imaginative, we must also exercise powerful digression concentrating our thought on what we want rather than what we fear thus avoiding the negative swing right when we can see successful endeavor looming in the near future. This card reminds us that with positives comes negatives and indicates that in the next 10 weeks or 10 months, we will have the capability to experience resolve negative thinking about both finances and things of the heart. Especially your fear of ruin about relationships with Gemini people in your life (May 21 to June 21). You will feel fears of things not working, or " I know this is not going to work" and are cautioned not to believe them and just concentrate on what you desire to happen. There is a positive here to understand, and that is just when we are about to achieve our goals, great fear of not achieving them shows up. So when that fear is experienced, you may now know it as a positive sign that a little more effort is needed to "get over the hump" towards successful pursuance of your dreams. When fear of ruin is seen as a stepping stone, its debilitating effect is greatly reduced and we are almost there; where ever "there" may be. Swords reminds us of the conundrum of the mind....that if you think with great self power, you can also be powerfully self destructive. This is the paradox of the Artistic personality. Knowing that these moods of creative joy swinging into heart felt fear only means we are a very creative thinker, can help us to avoid being a victim of our own powerful oracle that is imagination. For more information about the Qabalistic Thoth Tarot Deck, or for a personal insight filled reading, either on line or in person. Call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email Eli <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!