You’ve drawn the Page of Swords in reversed format and are curious. Essentially – this means being defensive without reason.
The Page of Swords Reversed
This tarot card is for the individual who gets defensive quite easily. Those who are open in their lives are generally able to ascend and breakthrough challenges.
Now, there are some that claim this tarot card refers to dishonesty. We don’t believe that to be correct. Psychics can get confused as we don’t want our vulnerabilities in life to be exposed.
Essentially – be mindful of the communication of those around you. Are you coming across as ‘snappy’, then The Page of Swords Reversed could be just card you needed right now.
Analyzing the details
Let’s look at the card for a moment. The depiction in the picture shows the man in the position of personal protection. He’s guarding himself from potential strikes that may come, but likely won’t.
He’s playing total defence when he doesn’t need to. Add in the challenge of the cold and wind, and his vulnerability is through the roof. We don’t believe even he understands his true position.
Instead, could he open himself up more to the world? Be more transparent? Stop pretending that he doesn’t know everything? From here, we can expect a huge breakthrough.
The card of vulnerabilities
This tarot card very much represents the internal dialogue of us not wanting to have our vulnerabilities noticed. We hide. We avoid conflict. Essentially, we cover ourselves too much.
Do we need to? Probably not. When we’re challenged, it’s likely that we’ll lash out at others even for the smallest of problems. Such problems for others would simply be dismissed or not even recognized.
This mask needs to come off and so does the reaction. Essentially, irritating and triggering as seen on the Page of Swords reversed card is highlighting the vulnerable and closed part of you.
A card of new opportunities
From here, let’s look at resolution. That begins with respectful and friendly conversation on an open table. Our words hold so much power and as such, can radically transform the energy of our environment. This happens both internally and externally.
So then, we when speak, either out of need or spite, we need to be more temper-aware. Our communication should better match the kind and loving self that we were born to be, not the cold wintery chill that others might see open us at times of conflict.
The world has enough spiritual pollution. That deep, dark energy on the airwaves leads to suffering and anguish. This tarot card is a new opportunity. One that we can rise up.
When we feel the most defensive, we ultimately have a choice. Typically, that’s fight or flight, but here’s a different proposal: Fight or Resolve.
Ideally, you’d choose to resolve the conflict. That doesn’t need to be with super positive ‘hippy vibes’ but through a conversation that resonates with both parties. Essentially, conflict resolution through sheer honesty. You’ll thank each other pretty soon.
The Page of Swords reversed is our opportunity, upon seeing our insecurities, to chart a new path forward. If you’re ready for a breakthrough, then this is for you.
You really do have the power to open up. We know you do, and you know you do. None of us needs to act in such a demanding manner when responding. That hurts us and hurts others.
There is space for huge growth and transformation. You’re a smart person and yet if you’re wrong, then that is OK. You can own that. Why? That vulnerability will stop you creating a false defence.
And from there, you can move towards your higher calling and lighter energy.
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