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Page of Swords

Page of Swords

Today’s card is the Page of Swords, also known as Daggers. Although it features a male figure, in some modern decks this card appears as a Princess. Thus, this card can represent a man or woman. The traditional interpretation is about a messenger, an emissary or liaison between separate camps, charged with faithfully representing one side’s communications to the other. Because of this role, we do not think of this person as a servant, but rather as a diplomat, facilitating sensitive negotiations, often under difficult conditions.

This person is acting as the eyes and ears of her patron, and so she is sometimes referred to as The Watchman. Even kings are powerless if this messenger chooses to use her access to sensitive information for her own gain, as is implied by her other name, The Spy. She could even be working as a double agent, playing both sides against each other to serve her own agenda. Her title is really camouflage in itself, serving as protective coloration so she can move among the people unrecognized, collecting information anonymously. Her vigilance often conceals an ulterior motive. She is a watcher who must herself be watched, because she dreams of someday taking matters into her own hands, preempting the plans of her employers.

Circumstances call for anonymous action even if you would prefer to receive credit. When the Page of Swords appears, the situation requires subtle change in order for it to be brought to the highest good for all concerned. In contrast to times when one can best serve the greater good by being visible and heroic, this is a time when you must keep your own counsel, cover your tracks and stealthily accomplish what would be impossible to complete without privacy. Reduce your profile and increase your anonymity, no matter how your self-image might suffer. Although it would be gratifying to accomplish what needs to be done and be aboveboard about it, that cannot be a priority at present.

If this person appears in your life, watch them closely to discern their true intentions. This person would be under thirty with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you don’t recognize this person, maybe you ARE this person. What is motivating you to be in someone else’s business? Are you really interested in helping or are you thinking that their failure will somehow empower you or prove you ‘right’? If this is the case, remember that Karma is a real stinker and see if you can’t look at things from another perspective.

Today, may you watch your back and keep your dreams close to close to your chest!