The Knight of Swords/Mercury Retrograde ~ The Art of Grounding!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is the Knight of Swords representing: New ideas, inspiration, freedom and impetuousness! Ruled by the element of air, this blustery knight is like a heady windstorm--he blows into our lives, stirring-up the dust and bringing change. He is the perfect companion for airy, impetuous Mercury going retrograde today (through January 24th)!
The Knight of Swords says: Time to think outside the box. He impels us to actively explore new ideas and concepts, without limits, judgment or criticism—whether internally or externally. Indeed, he is a breath of fresh air—and resents restrictions to his freedom—much like The Fool of the Major Arcanum. At times he may seem brash or even arrogant, but this is because he’s inspired to share his ideas with others, even though they may be ahead of their time and not completely grounded in present world reality.
And like the wind, this knight can change directions at the drop of a hat, which brings us to the Mercurial element of this card and the Mercury Retrograde. This MR begins in the open, inspirational sign of Aquarius, but swiftly shifts backwards into the sign of the Goat—grounded, hard-working, industrious, Capricorn. So the question is: How can we stay open to new ideas and inspirations and still stay grounded? The key is finding a balance between being open and flexible, yet staying present in the here and now.
Take time to meditate and still your mental wind-storms. Breathe air into your creative visions, then release them to the universe, knowing that they will manifest when the time is right. This is the art of inspirational grounding!
May the winds of change always be in your favor!