For this reading I will be using the I-X of Swords and the initials of my first middle and last name. I will do a reading with my married as well as maiden name.
11 + 8 + 7 = 26 = 2 + 6 = 8
11 + 7 + 18 = 36 = 3 + 6 = 9
The Question: How successful will I be?
8 of Swords – KHG
You have followed a path full of challenges and pain. You will use this to build your success on. You may sometimes feel as if there is no hope of escaping it, but if you hang in there only wonderful things will come.
9 of Swords – KGR
Your success is dependent on overcoming your fears. You must walk out of the darkness of your past into the success of your future. You may be inspired by those thoughts that come to you in the middle of the night.
This celestial card contains eight swords pointing upward under a naked and vulnerable woman contained in a bubble. She wants badly to escape the bubble and the pain that the blade tips represent.
This card represents someone who has created a complicated web of assumptions and visions of reality that now imprisons them. The only thing that can break the bubble and make the swords go away is to challenge those assumptions and look at things from a different perspective.
A woman lays on the ground. She looks very frightened. A large tree hovers over her, it’s branches reaching out like claws. A fence surrounds her. The swords line a pillar behind and above her. I’m not sure what the swords represent, but it appears that she has identified what or who is chasing her.
The woman’s mind has created a scary scene full of anxiety. This is a creation of the mind and not the reality of the situation. Our minds are a powerful thing and a preoccupation with the negative has overcome you. Remember, think negative thoughts and bad things will happen. You must be vigilant.
In the answer section, I can see a direct correlation to the time before I was married and the time after. I experienced a lot of pain in my youth and made a lot of really bad decisions because of it, but I never gave up hope that there was a better life waiting for me out there and when the opportunity presented itself, I took it. Now I have a great life, full of love and family. Now it is about letting go of the past and all the fear and that is what I am doing right now. I am fighting the demons head on in order to let them go. I no longer want them to influence my daily life. They must be integrated into my being and then released so that I can move forward and find that so promised success. This is a process ridden with anxiety, but the light at the far end of the tunnel is so worth the struggle.
When looking at the cards individually, outside the context of this particular reading, we can see how powerful our fears and anxieties can be. They can trap us and preoccupy us, holding us back from our potential. I look forward to being free of those traps.