Your Chosen Card – Six of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Six of Swords indicates that you are moving away from troubling waters toward less turbulent circumstances with the aid of a strong and skillful oarsman. You are not there yet, and some residual difficulties remain on your journey. Conversely, you may be playing the role of the protective oarsman, helping someone to leave a problematic situation behind, in search of a better life. Crowley named this card ‘Science’ because of its connection with the mental planet Mercury in the objective sign Aquarius. The clever use of words may play an important role in your current situation.
Keywords Upright: Moving away from troubles, the removal of obstacles, a journey, change of scene, travel over water, safe passage, kind attention, patience, a helpful attendant, a guardian angel, moving toward less turbulent times, carrying a message afar, difficulties surmounted, resolution of legal difficulties, better times ahead; a declaration, revelation, proposal, publicity, surprise, winning intelligence, a verbal accomplishment.
Timing: 10 Aquarius20 Aquarius. Tropical, 30 January8 February. Sidereal, 23 February3 March.
Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury, messenger of the gods, in the second decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Number Symbolism: 6 – harmony, communication, sharing, compassion.
Crowley/Thoth: Science, earned success, winning intelligence, labor, work done with words, journey over water, a balance of mental and moral faculties.
When Six of Swords is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Six of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Swords is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Six of Swords using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The pip cards of the Marseille deck do not contain scenes like the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Instead the symbols of each suit are simply repeated on the pip cards the requisite number of times. For example, the Five of Cups displays five cups, the Six of Swords shows six swords, and so on. The court cards consist of a king, queen, knight, and page (roy, reine, chevalier, valet).
Creative Tarot: My first real engagement with the tarot came when I was in my late twenties. Like many people who take up the cards, I was inspired by a really good reading.
Complete Book of Tarot: Offering professional advice. Tarot readers should stick to reading the cards with the intention of empowering clients to clarify their thinking and make their own well-informed decisions. Tarot consultants should not offer advice about matters requiring professional expertise such as medical treatment, legal matters, financial planning, investment counseling, psychotherapy, etc. Such issues must be taken to an appropriately trained professional. Even if the tarot reader happens also to be a doctor or lawyer, the tarot reader should stick to interpreting the cards in an ethical matter. The act of offering professional advice changes the relationship so that the querent becomes the doctors patient, the lawyers client, and so on; then the tarot reader is subject to the ethical standards of his or her profession.
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