Monday, April 23, 2018

Curiouser and Curiouser

I once heard someone say that in the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot that everything in the card has a meaning.  Most of the time I glance at a card and get a quick hint of something, some meaning pertinent to me or my day ahead, or maybe just something to ponder in the minutes in-between the other stuff going on.  In the Page of Swords I never have quite figured out those ten birds on the wing above the Page. 
For some reason I keep wanting to call this the Nine of Swords, so maybe it is those things that keep me awake some nights that clamour for my attention in those in-between moments with everything else.  Maybe I just added 'one more thing' to the nine swords of worry, sorrow, discontent.

Rider Waite-Smith Tarot


  1. For me, those birds represent having one's head "above the clouds."

  2. fight or flight?
    One of my books says roving thoughts.
    It all means something, the deck was designed as a project for Golden Dawn members, they were all supposed to make one but not many decks have come to light. the Thoth is another finished project.

  3. Perhaps the Page is the guy from the Ten of Swords who has now risen from his turmoil and is now capable to see things more clearly ???

    1. I kept thinking the Nine of Swords this morning. So maybe the nine and ten come into action with the Page.