Anonymous asks: “Hello, Nox. I like your interpretations of the majors very much. Punchy!
I’m going through a hard time emotionally, w/o gory details, and I’d like to ask your cards what is the number one thing I need to focus on in order to best help myself. Thank you!”
The Sweeney Tarot answers: 6 of Swords “Escape”.
The Number One Thing™ that you need to focus on is doing whatever you need to do to leave that situation behind for good. There are a lot of interconnected gears that form the restraints grinding against your hands and feet. Trying to single any one of them out for destruction will lead to reinforcing the others and to keeping you right where you are now.
Right now, you don’t know what that escape route is going to look like or what tools you will need to get there. That comes second. First, sit down and determine what and/or where you want to escape to. What does that look like? What does that feel like? What is the difference between you there and you here? Once you know what that difference is, you can begin the work to move yourself from here to there.
One last thing, escape isn’t always physical distance. Sometimes, it’s about changing the mental narrative as well. Sometimes you have to change your perspective before you can change your mailing address. May hope light your way.
The Major Arcana cards have such an individual way to give absolutely no fucks or quarter, don’t they.
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The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.