The Five of Swords Reversed: What Does It Mean?

The Five of Swords Reversed is a warning tarot card and one that reminds us NOT to bite off more than we can chew. Essentially, don’t over do it.

The Five of Swords Reversed card

Drawing this from the tarot deck might seem confusing, but it isn’t.

The Five of Swords Reversed card meaning

While it’s true that merely wishing for the universe to bring us abundance is important (we’re pro-manifestation), it’s commonly seen in the spiritual entrepreneurship space that we work relentlessly. Essentially, those are polar opposites. One is lazy and the other is over-working.

The Five of Swords Reversed is about strategic approaches towards ambitious goals.

You might feel a sense of overwhelm and confusion right now. Are you being inundated with so many things to do? Children? Family? Long hours at work? Lacking sleep? That often spreads us way too thin.

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.

Russian Proverb

It’s become the norm to ‘over achieve’ in the world of social media glorification. We feel a sense of being left behind as we see friends and family achieving remarkable results. Or are they? Are they merely challenged with the same (or more) headaches are we are? That’s likely.

Now, this card isn’t about comparing ourselves to others. Instead, the focus is on managing what we have already and resisting the urge of new opportunities.

The Tarot Card of Task Management

We all have existing commitments. When we attempt to take on new commitments, we always feel challenged. “Can I really fit this all in?” is the common query.

Task management and effective scheduling is the best way to navigate this issue. You’ll feel more powerful but most importantly, more at peace. Instead of working and jumping around, you can focus more on individual tasks and continue until they’re done, as opposed to half-done.

You see, commitments are a wonderful thing. When you stick to them and accomplish what you set out to do, you’ll feel a sense of strong accomplishment but more importantly, a conditioned mind. One that knows the rewards of a laser targetted focus.

Analyzing the card depiction

You’ll see when reversing the Five of Swords the three squires. Of these, two are defeated. They took on more than they could simply handle. They were there to help the brave knight to carry out his mission. For them, handling 5 swords at once is akin to chasing 2 rabbits.

Our psychic reading of The Five of Swords Reversed card

“It’s all too stressful! I’m done!” is something that we’ve all felt before. You know, when things literally just got too much at home. That’s the two squires.

But then there was one. He used intelligence, focused and rationality to carry precisely what it could carry and nothing more. At least, until this task is firstly done.

The enemy of progress

Let’s waste no more time avoiding tasks that need to be done yesterday. You may be a victim of having too much on your plate and it’s time to organize and categorize your activities.

What’s important and what can wait? Do you really need to check social media AGAIN?

By tuning out, we can focus in. We can stick to one task before moving on to another, even if it’s just an hour per working day. If that’s all you have, then start there!

Intention + Progress leads to Results, and those results could very well be the abundance that you’re patiently seeking. Those dreams, those experiences and those people that you desire in your life. That starts with sheer focus.

Now tangibly – how can you do this? A calendar app is one. Removing the distractions such as your phone from your room is another. Let’s say you’re writing a book. It should just be you in a room, with a pen and paper. That’s all.

Pushing through the deadlines

Big commitments need strategy. As we’ve outlined, that starts with focus and intention.

Without strategy, you could be very well burned out before you begin. Those expectations place upon ourselves, either internally or by others, could simply overrun our own potential.

As we say – don’t bite off more than you can chew. This is the essence of the Five of Swords tarot card when shown reversed. Being scattered and not focused on individual tasks leads to frustration and overwhelm.

This card is your opportunity

Now that we know what this means and how to adapt to the mountain that lay in front of us, we can feel empowered. Be mindful of your time and the energy of others. You don’t have time to be involved in yet another heated and distracting social media argument.

By clearing the mind, we can also renew our focus. This is your new opportunity to build a focused and nurturing mindset and find your way forward.

We believe in you. We believe you’ll find your way through this.

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The Four of Swords Upright: What Does It Mean?

The Four of Swords upright tarot card represents our need for rest and relaxation when we become too burned out on the journey.

Before each fight, we must learn to recover. It’s in this divine time that we can heal and ascend to a higher level of personal awareness.

The Four of Swords Upright

Many people work consistently for decades. In the United States of American it’s even shunned if you were to take time away from responsibilities. Case in point: Employees are given just 2 weeks of vacation time each year!

The Four of Swords Upright meaning

This period of rest is important to thriving in uncertain times. Just like a car that needs servicing, our soul needs to recharge and renew itself after the long fought battle is won.

Through this time or nourishment, we can contemplate our next move. Indeed you don’t have to lay and do nothing – you can strategize and plan the next few years of your life.

Card meaning

The Four of Swords upright is a ‘No’ Tarot card. We’ve used the Rider-Waite card deck though you may choose any that you desire.

A psychic reading of The Four of Swords Upright with the Rider-Waite series.
Our reading of The Four of Swords Upright with the Rider-Waite series.

We see a knight who is on the tomb. He isn’t dead. This is his divine resting place for now. We see the hands in prayer position showing that he is appreciating others who have influenced his personal quest.

As we look forther to the stained glass window, we see the woman and child together. This is his family and represents the need to reflect and sacrifice for the wellbeing of others.

The 4 swords represent his protection in this time of relaxation. No one else can enter this safe space of transformation and healing. Indeed you may have a certain space in your home that is reserved just for you.

Moments for you

In your busy schedule, you need to carve our time for you to recharge. This is especially true for parents and especially the mothers who are handling so much responsibility.

Even the most high performing atheletes on the planet need to head for some downtime. We see their courageous accomplishments on the big screen and their gruelling training sessions. Their relaxation time is often hidden from public view.

You must therefore create moments for you. This divine moments of personal healing can help you find clairity and personal power amongst the chaos of life. Too often we build up mental foggyness that leads to stress and frustration. This is why so many yogis find themselves regularly going to yoga class.

If that’s all the time you have – to attend a yoga class once or twice per week – then so be it. You’ve found some personal time on the yoga mat that’s definitely needed to rest both the body and mind.

The power of meditation

We wholeheartedly believe in meditation. It’s undervalued in the world today but very sorely needed if we are to unify as a species. Daily meditation can litearlly change your world if you’re open to finding just 15 minutes.

Find yourself in a position that better influences your future. Milestones are to be commended but more importantly, your time for rest. You need to release the tension and the anxiety that has built up.

This is why we sleep each night. We need to rest the body. So few of us also consider resting the mind. By retreating, we can find solitude and inspiration while letting go of the clutter and conflict that we’ve no doubt accumulated on the journey.

If you’re looking for rest, start with meditation. Trust us – it’s life changing.

Your turn

Take this time as yours. You’ve earned it. Life has been stressful lately and you’ve been pushed. There is no need to take off the armour. The knight depicted on the Four of Swords upright hasn’t since he chooses to simply enjoy the moment.

Tarot card evaluation

All that you need to do is to start. Find your safe space where no distractions can find you. Turn off your cell phone and go within.

This is a time for divine healing and contemplation. Take your time.

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The Cassowary Spirit Animal and Totem Meanings

The Cassowary is an animal which is rare to see in Australia, yet has strong spiritual symbolism for those who are ready to better understand its non-physical elements.

Many are curious to know if they fit this animal and what it means for them. Essentially:

The Cassowary tells us that we can be stubborn at times and be too guarding of our personal space. Instead of blocking everything out, consider allowing the right people into your life yet keep things in balance. This spirit animal does represent those who feel too possessive of their own self and environment, as much as the cassowary does in the wild.

 Cassowary Animal Totems

You may wish to explore being more open minded. This will help you tolerate those who may not share your same opinions or viewpoints, but certainly can invite the right people who may serve your journey in a better way.

Most Common Cassowary Animal Totems

You really need to find the truth of your essence. Are you being too closed to new people and opportunities, instead preferring to carve your own path and allow no followers?

The Cassowary spirit guide is asking you to take a new perspective. You have the right to be open and receptive to new ideas and concepts which can help you on the journey ahead.

We must remind ourselves that everyone is a little different. No one is going to be perfectly like us, otherwise they would be well-ingrained into our worlds already. You might be having issues with your spouse because the both of you don’t quite see eye-to-eye on some issues.

Perhaps now you should be relaxing a little. No one is going to attack you because you’re already quite confident in your own skin. Instead, look at how your personal growth can be enhanced going forward.

Cassowary Spirit Animal Positive Traits

You’re the type to walk the path long before others do. They look up to you because you’re willing to be so independent and forward-thinking.

Cassowary Spirit Animal Positive Traits

Being the protective type, you tend to draw in those who are needing of some real assurance in life. You can provide guidance, hope and inspiration by your physical acts of kindness and understanding.

It’s also hard for others to really get at you. They’re intimidated by your relentless spirit and ‘can do’ attitude which is typical of Australians.

Cassowary Spirit Animal Negative Traits

You prefer your own company if you identify with the cassowary animal totem. Thus, others feel a selse of rejection when you decline group meetings and when you’re stuck in such situations, you tend to go really quiet.

There can be some hostility in your presence as well. Some people don’t know whether to like and admire you or simply keep a clear distance. You really do feel this odd bit of energy out in public.

You’re judged for being too slow and for simply meandering around, especially as you don’t use all your abilities to your advantage. For example, the cassowary is a bird that doesn’t fly!

Seeing a cassowary in our dreams

To interpret the meaning of the cassowary that we just saw in our dreams, we need to think about what actually happened. Did it attack you? Was it simply walking past?

Seeing a cassowary when sleeping
Australians often see a cassowary like this when sleeping, especially near Cairns.

Often it does mean that you must open your mind to new people and ideas which can enhance the quality of your life. For some time you’ve been a little stubborn which others have noticed but you haven’t and this is due to your posessive nature. The cassowary came into your dream to help you realize the errors of your ways and through well-meaning intentions.

Going forward

This is a great time to undergo a new spiritual awakening using the cassowary guide. Whether you’re based in Australia or anywhere in the world, there is so much you can learn from identifying this as your spirit animal.

Be aware that sometimes you will come across situations that won’t now go according to plan. Relax as this is merely part of your self growth over the next few years.

The Death Reversed Tarot: What Does It Mean?

The Death reversed is a morbid tarot card and represents the process of rebirthing and new beginnings. At the end of the darkest storm comes peace and light.

If you’ve been going through some particularly tough times, then this is for you.

The Death Reversed

We must learn to accept changes that happen in our lives. Such change is often beyond our control and while it isn’t welcome, it can also bring with it new opportunities.

The Death Reversed meaning

When we look at nature and the damage that bushfires bring to a dry landscape, there is always new growth proceeding this. It has to happen! It’s exactly how nature intended it to be.

You’re the same. You can handle this change as damaging as it initially appears. The human body, mind and soul was designed to much more than the rational and conscious mind believes that it can.

Card analysis

We’ve used the Rider-Waite series of tarot cards during this psychic reading. You can derive any meaning from any deck that you desire for The Death Reversed.

Psychic reading of The Death Reversed

When we observe this card, we can see that YES – no one is immune from this power. Things inheritly change as we progress through life. It’s very black and white as it’s clearly depicted on this tarot card.

The white horse gives a clue. It reminds us of the calm that proceeds the darkness of death. The chance to have a blank canvas and another chance to create mastery in our lives.

We also learn here that Death isn’t as bad as we initially perceive. Much of the world is afraid to die, but death really brings rebirth. The chance to come to new horizons and new opportunities.

The worst – or perhaps – the best part, is that we cannot negotiate. We have no choice. We see the King on this tarot card who avoided this for far too long, while the little girl can ignore Death for now.

But what she sees is the fear of the King. He was afraid for so long to take a personal quest which could risk his life. Instead, he had to face an ordinary life and wasn’t able to experience all the joy that he has envisioned earlier as a prince.

For the little girl, she’s vowed to take a different path. To be open to change as it comes.

Joy beyond change

Children aren’t afraid of the risks that adults have. They aren’t afraid of what tangibly is out there in the world. Death doesn’t seem to scare them and they bring about joy when changes happen.

Planning for a family holiday? They get excited! Buying a new car? They get excited! (Even though they are often far too young to drive it…)

They get excited about change. It’s a blank canvas for them – a chance to explore new possibilities and experiences. To find laughter and joy in the oddest of places.

No more resistence

Often we resist for far too long. What changes in your life have you been resisting for years? Have you been avoiding that fitness regime? Building that online spiritual business you always desired?

This takes courage. Before the courage of standing up to the challenge ahead, you must posess the courage of handling the change that must first come. The chance to have a blank canvas before you.

It’s time for no further resistance. Change your energy into receiving and positivity. Let go of that internal control that your subconscious mind places upon you during these times.

Going forward

The world needs you to come alive in this moment. This is the process of divine transformation that you are to experience. To say it another way – This is a rebirth.

Tarot card meaning by Yocean Yogi

You’ll be unblocking energy that has held you up for many years. You’ll have power and strength beyond this period of change to ascend to new heights of spiritual growth, once you’re ready to accept the reality of the current circumstance.

Remember – the universe has partnered with you. It has you well looked after through this period, as long as you believe in your potential at this moment.

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The Three of Swords Upright: What Does It Mean?

The Three of Swords tarot card represents the grief, turmoil and heartbreak that suddenly arrives at various sections of our life. It’s during these very tough times that we may find forgiveness and surrender.

The Three of Swords Upright Meaning

One minute life can be a wonderful adventure, and the next it feels we just landed after falling off a cliff. Everything feels hard and heavy, yet we might not actually have a reason for it.

The Three of Swords Upright Meaning

This deep and dark part of our lives is often best addressed with professional help. It’s also a chance to rediscover what’s most important for our lives, given that we’re here for a short period of time.

It’s in the depth of such sorrow that we learn just how much we can handle. After all, humans are built for the extreme highs yet can handle the extreme lows too. Just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Card reading

The Three of Swords Upright Tarot is a ‘Yes’ card. Our descriptions are from the Rider Waite cards as always.

The Three of Swords Upright Card Rider Waite

On here is a heart which is savaged by 3 swords. With the dark clouds in the background, we certainly know this isn’t an encouraging position to experience.

Much pain and hurt are felt here. In fact, some psychic readers secretly remove this card when shuffling as the emotions that can arise for a receiver might be too much to handle, whether it’s in-person or virtual card reading.

What can we learn from this? That, while we’re in the depths of sadness, the storms will soon clear. There will be new dawn rising, but this emotional pain may be prolonged. In a love reading, it certainly speaks of losing someone very close to you, either as their body moved to the non-physical or they simply moved on to a new individual whose heart they can break.

Such pain might be inflicted through words and actions of others, or through negative self-talk. Either way, this grief will be difficult to handle and again, you may wish to consider professional services.

Releasing emotions

This is the ultimate tarot card for releasing emotinos. The Three of Swords Upright reminds us that the pain and suffering is a normal (albiet rare) part of our life. It’s something that will develop within ourselves as individuals.

Such hardships will lead to discomfort, yet we can find strength ont he other side. We typically rise stronger and are able to chart a new journey in our lives. Such clarity might then be seen as an opportunity to learn.

It may be time to release some heavy baggage and emotions in your life. Shift your perspectives and energy towards those people who are more compassionate. That may not necessarily be your friends or family.

It also may be a case that such painful times will be prolonged. These sharp blades can run deep which causes us months of losing ourselves in the pain and suffering. Instead of running, we can accept the reality of the situation and then begin the process towards divine healing.

After all, such times in our lives are merely temporary. They arrive suddenly and dissipate slowly, which makes the suffering so much more real. Once you do bounce back, you’ll find a new level of understanding and faith in your world.

Going forward

This process is very challenging to go through on your own. Seek guidance from others and remember that there are many people who can be trusted. There are also many ways to heal your soul.

Accept that this is a normal part of life, while focusing on a more promising future.

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The King of Cups Reversed: What Does It Mean?

Ah! You’ve picked up the King of Cups reversed tarot card. This is a clear message to get your house in order, just as he clearly has.

The King of Cups Reversed

Life is challenging. Many of us struggle, yet there are a few who relentlessly pursue achievement. Whether that’s career, business, finances, family or freedom – there is a small group of people do achieve life mastery. One such example is the king.

The King of Cups Reversed meaning

He’s at peace. He’s worked his way up over many years after experiencing many roller coasters. From this, he’s only become a stronger version of himself. Nothing to prove. That’s why he’s admired by many, even the critics.

If he could speak, he’d say “Focus your power on what you can achieve, not the things that you can’t control. You always have a choice!” – and indeed, he’s right.

Our physical world provides us with immense opportunities and choice of thoughts.

You’re sinking

Our emotions are powerful. Those same emotions can float us to the heavenly clouds or sink us to the depths of the oceans. This polarization is energy at its finest, with results being positive or negative through conscious manifestation.

So then – which one will you choose? Hopefully the opposite of what most others choose.

Happiness, abundance, joy, love and admiration are all qualities of those who strive for more. If you’re looking to manifest through the Law of Attraction, then it’s wise to keep our thoughts into flow, not constraint.

Analyzing the card

Let’s have a good look at this card. Can you see the two symbols? We’re using the Rider-Waite series for this King of Cups

Tarot reading of The King of Cups Reversed

We see a ship firstly. Ships are wonderful inventions. Just imagine the feat of crossing oceans in years prior. The challenge of water crossings was thought of as an opportunity, not a constraint.

Secondly, there is a whale. They go deep into the ocean often for hours before resurfacing. In such depths, they have old energy that needs to be released. When they surface, this is exactly what happens.

Now – what does this have to do with the king? Fair question, but it’s quite easy. The King has achieved mastery and now sits above the roar and violence of the waves. Call that resilience if you will, but he’s not ruled by external forces.

He’s able to focus on those goals. Those things he wanted to achieve in his youthful days. And you know what? He achieved everything and (likely) a whole lot more.

The King of Cups reversed is a solid reminder of our daily choice. We can sink or swim. As humans, we are emotional beings. Perhaps we’re holding on to baggage. Challenges from the past. You know – those emotional scars that bog us down.

How would the King handle this? He makes peace. He forgives himself as well as the instigators. He’s moved on from being the victim because he wanted to be the ruler. Except in this instance, one that those who respect and admiration.

He’s the kind-hearted individual you’ve met before. Those old souls you can trust. Maybe you’ve met someone at a psychic fair, at a yoga class or a spiritual workshop.

The King is there as an example of what’s possible and he’s opening that pathway to you too.

Calm yet powerful

In life, we all experience our stormy seas. Whether you’re in a ship or a whale, you’re going to get knocked around. How does the King handle this? He stays calm among the adversity.

You see that firm stone platform. That’s not just physical. He’s able to stay centered and focused when others would otherwise respond with worry, concern or hopelessness. He’s calm yet powerful.

That power is a good reminder to get your house in order. Can you dispose of things both physically and emotionally that aren’t serving you? A fresh start often leads to new opportunities.

By having a stable base, we can stack more bricks. One by one, we eventually have a throne.

The King of Cups reversed has done exactly that.

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