The Card of the Day: Six of Swords
“Moving on to the next phase.”
The Six of Swords represents transitioning from one way of life to another. This can mean a move or a changing living situation for a loved one. This card may also point to a change with your personal life, from one stage to the next. The message of the card is that these changes are for the best. The Six of Swords asks you to surrender to the transition and not fight it. If you “go with the flow,” you’ll find that everything will come together with serendipity.
Is there something finally becoming unstuck for you, that you need to move with? What is changing right now in your life? What wasn’t working before that needs to be left behind?
The ferryman is guiding a woman and her child to a new life. They appear to be refugees. The skies are grey, there is a somber quality to the imagery. The mother’s first duty is to protect her child. They are leaving behind the past for the promise of a brighter future. The waters behind them are rough, but the waters ahead are smooth. In order to reach the safe shores they must leave behind past troubles.
Change is happening in your life too, and this usually leads to some temporary discomfort. You may be unsure of your footing, and simple challenges may seem magnified. A small inconvience can seem like a momentous stress when your footing feels unsure. However, know that the changes occurring in your life right now are truly for the better. It is important to surrender to the current of the river, and go with the flow. Don’t fight to stay in the old ways, for they are being swept away. This is an exciting time. This card can also herald a trip or a journey.
Any discomfort you feel with transitions will soon pass. A better life is opening to you now. Resist the desire to see only the discomfort in front of you, remember the path ahead. Be patient as things progress, before you know it you’ll be sitting comfortably on the other bank.
Things are moving in the right direction. Trust!