SIX OF SWORDS-SCIENCE
Astrologically this card is Mercury in Aquarius. Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius and here it stabilizes the fleeting qualities of Mercury. This states that the normal fleeting thoughts of Airy mind are stabilized and focused on.
This card means ; strong analytical ability, logical scientific thinking that is felt internally ( unconsciously) and externally (consciously) being presented in such an objective way that it is well received and easily understood by others.
To the Qabalist this card represents Tiphareth (Beauty) in Yetzirah (the Astral World). The Astral world is of subtle matter that is directly influenced by the Unconscious mind. Thoughts of fantasy, ideas and emotions are begun here. It is the place of dreams and it happens in the Astral before it is made manifest in the Crystalline form of matter that is earth. With the stabilizing ability of Saturn, we now can construct a rational balance of all moral and mental facilities. But this is hardly won and difficult to hold in the ever-changing world around us; because of this difficulty, mental flexibility is also symbolized by this card. When this card is thrown the querent is shown to be experimenting with schedules, lifestyle, daily routine, beliefs or communications using wit and cunning. A new mental strategy where the mind creates a plan to get what it wants. This is one of the more positive of the Swords (Swords not touching each other are negative--swords touching each other are positive.) but deception, dullness of a stable thought process, and deceptive maneuvering to achieve goals is also represented by this card. Again, the cards surrounding this one will show either deception or morality as the mechanism of thought. However, 6 of swords usually means success is accomplished after anxiety and trouble and can be a positive aspect of a stubborn and diligent mind.
Since our consciousness is usually focused on survival, we rarely know the "unconscious' which is a more powerful form of conscious as it is directly related to the Universal Unconscious, which directs forces with the knowledge of I AM rather than the constantly changing thought of definition that is Me. That is one reason why Tarot Card Readings are so necessary. Tarot is constructed of Archetypal images that reside in the Unconscious, and thus direct communication with the "Greater Self" is achieved----a self we hardly ever acknowledge and are thus ignorant of its manipulations in our life. What many unaware people call Fate, is really actions of the Unconscious, who is the Real Mind, rather than the conscious mind which constructs reality from words of definition. For warned is for-armed, and in this Tarot is immensely useful!
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