Long intro, which thus far has nothing to do with the title of this entry. So I'll try to get more to the point! I've done a few readings with this deck, and it's really good. It is quite elegant in its manner of speech (so to say) and I find that while some of the images can be a little creepy, I am really enjoying it, and the over all feel of the deck is not really creepy at all. What I can say about it is that is definitely *different* and that may be what puts people off it sometimes (and what put me off originally).
So I've been using it exclusively for the past few days, and I did my November monthly forecast last night using it, and the card that came up for the first week of November wassssss……. the King of Swords, ta da!!!!! I've finally gotten around to the true point of this post!
So here is the King of Swords from the Deviant Moon deck:
|Deviant Moon Tarot - Patrick Valenza|
So the King of Swords. He's a clear-minded fellow who knows how to steer the ship. He's a great leader in terms of having the ability to see the long-view of a given endeavor, though he isn't necessarily the most emotional kind of guy. But that often serves his purposes just fine. He's very intellectual and reasonable, and he's a fine problem solver because he sees right to the heart of a situation and knows what stray threads need to be rewoven (and usually also knows how to go about it as well!). He's a person with a well-developed sense of identity and personal ethics, and he lives up to his own code quite infallibly.
I tend to be rather emotional, and at best I have a strong practical streak that helps me to ground my feelings and desires in the world…but I've definitely never been very sworsdy. I am always thinking about how people feel, and how I feel. But at this point in my life I think a dose of the King of Swords will do me good. I need to learn that there are certain times where it's necessary and fruitful to divorce feelings from reason so that decisions can be made. Sometimes success requires a fair, clear-minded, business-like approach.
This King of Swords is a pretty interesting fellow. The mix of red and gold in his clothing suggests the power to get things done combined with the elements of wisdom, success and prosperity, but all of this is filtered through his intellect and clear communication skills, represented by the blue shadow to his face. This is not a person who makes rash decisions. His sword is perfectly upright in a bold, sure position - he won't back down when he's certain he knows the right way to proceed. By his side is a little imp companion that looks steadily at us while resting its hands on a small Earth. To me this represents the global-thinking of the King of Swords. He always considers the final destination, and each move he makes is done with that end-goal in mind.
This is the energy I need to bring into my life this week. At the very least I will need to consider the decisions I can or should make, a bundle of action steps that can go on my to-do list for the next couple of months. I will need to keep the long-view in mind, clarify what I want things to look like when all is said and done, and create a plan to follow. No time to be idle of mind!