Now, I did go to bed thinking about it, but what came to me reminded me that there is always more to learning.
Tarot is a book you can read and highlight all you want, and still find something new when referencing.
In an online group, the discussion was loneliness in the cards. All of the 5's were mentioned here and there except for the 5 of swords.
Why not that one? Without thought I typed "One person is excluded in that group.They've all walked away in the RWS."
What? That card is always a 'bully' card, the hardest thing about that is that it gets lonely at the top; so why was I suddenly on the other side and saying that?
It really got me thinking, dreaming, then awake and inspired.
Swords. Words within. The term words is actually part of swords. Words can hurt.
What if, the swords are words in this depiction? Ever walked into a room and the conversation stops? Imagine all the swords as words; they've just dropped to the ground. What if the figure is trying to piece out and recapture errant words and syllables? Was the conversation about them? And what about the expression on the face? Is is necessarily a sneer? Could it be nervous laughter?
|Lo Scarbeo Tarot|
The five of cups. Five emotions?
I'm not sure we are limited to five, but I am definitely willing to say it would canvas the biggest ones. Anger, Elation, Sadness, Fear, Contentment.
What about Tears?