Featured Card of the Day – 6 of Swords – 78 Tarot Nautical ~ Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Tammy Mae Moon

Website: MoonSpiralArt.com

Keywords

Transition, travel, guidance, escape, recovery

Artist Interpretation

“Usually the card has sad looking people in a boat being guided along by a creepy looking oarsman. Themes are moving away from hard times into better times/smoother sailing ahead, and letting go and allowing others to take care of you or allowing for divine forces to see you to a safer shore, etc. The cool thing about the minors is they often tell more of a story, and I have always wondered what happened to the people in the boat to make them so downtrodden. So I decided to tell the story of what happened, in a sense. I drew a sort of Viking Shield Maiden Lady. I think her and her five comrades got caught in a storm and they all drowned but her. She magaged to make it to a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea along with the washed up swords of her comrades. The storm is now breaking and another ship is on the horizon to come and carry her to safety.”

Card Meaning

A Viking shield-maiden stands, shipwrecked, upon a rocky outcropping. The lone survivor of stormy seas, she carries only the weapons of her lost comrades – a shield showing her symbolic guide, and six swords, pointing down, indicating that their bearers are at rest. She mourns her loss, but knows she must move on. On the far horizon a ship approaches, representing her journey to safety, rescued from the grief she feels. Calm waters lie beyond the storm that brought her here, and she can see peace in her future. But, first she must let go of that which she held dear.

This card represents a sad, but necessary, transition. A hard choice for a better outcome. While the change itself will be tough, things will get infinitely better, and you will feel much better for it, mind, body and soul.

Astrological Association & Element

Air / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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