THE PRINCESS OF SWORDS, in the Spiral Tarot and Thoth Tarot, represents the earthly part of Air. She is
the fixation of the Volatile. She represents the influence of Heaven on
Earth and brings about the materialization of idea. There is some
suggestion of the Valkyrie, in this card but She also represents Artemis
and characteristics of Minerva. To some extent, she represents the
anger of the gods, therefore on the Thoth Card she wears a helm of serpent crest, that symbolizes
the serpent-haired Medusa.
The heavens and clouds whirl about angrily, as illustrated on both the Spiral Tarot and Thoth Tarot. While the Thoth card shows she is stabbing downward with her sword, fighting the moods of lower emotional thought. In the background of the Thoth card, is a
profaned altar, whose fire is gone out due to lack of attention which
seems to anger this Valkyrie.
Since Princesses are the "throne of
Spirit", the Princess of Swords has the option of "throwing everything
overboard" and/or "blowing everything sky high." The Character of this
personality Archetype, is stern, and revengeful. Her logic is
destructive, as she is both firm and aggressive.
She is the function of the volatile, thus she is shown as a
Valkyrie. With Her Sword of "volatile Mind" she cleaves away the dross,
so the pure essence is seen as a materialization of Idea. Much like
Michelangelo who was known for his perceptive chisel, that cleaved away
what was not the image he saw in the marble.
Archetype personality of the Princess of Swords is of a stern and
revengeful nature. She is firm, aggressive and wields destructive logic
with great practical wisdom and subtlety in material things. Her natural
cleverness and adroitness in managing controversial affairs makes her a
master of settling controversies.She would be a good ambassador. People
thus characterized, may seem slow as if mentally,crushed by every
responsibility, especially when it comes to family affairs. We must
remember that the Princesses represent the "Throne of Spirit", and that
the Princess of Swords has the option of "blowing everything sky
high"...she has that potency of mind.
If ill dignified her
qualities are dispersed, she becomes incoherent, and all her gifts form
into a animal cleverness, a low cunning, that is unworthy of the means.
such low personalities are exceeding rare and they appear to be "Children
of Misfortune" which seems to be the most unhappy of people. However,
their Soul knows what it is doing, and sharp chisels are needed to "cut
away the dross" so that the real beauty can be revealed. Thankfully The Princess of Swords personality is usually expressed in a young, and bright minded person with plenty to say.
When the Princess of Swords is thrown during a reading/divination, the implication is:
- New thoughts and ideas rapidly stirring.
- New information to process, sometimes abstract thoughts, gossip, letters, or contracts.
- The individuals moods are out of control and clouding mental clarity.
- The individual is feeling defensive; even aggressive.
- The individual is taking risks in thought and communication.
- Recognizing the truth within and stabilizing what is volatile in the realm of the intellectual.
- Is Fearlessly cutting through cloudy thought to get to the truth.
- A sharp-minded woman of high spirit and keen judgment, stern and powerful.
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