Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Ace of Swords β€” Tarot of a Moon Garden

Artist: Karen Marie Sweikhardt


This is one of those decks I got because it was on sale. I decided I didn’t care about it, so I brought it to all the wet and messy places I went. I’d learned my lesson with a precious deck. Unfortunately, because we’ve spent so much time together, I’ve formed a bit of an attachment to this deck. I still don’t particularly care for it, but I use it a lot. I mean, more than others.


I like reading deck reviews where people comment on whether or not they like a deck and how it makes them feel and how accurate the readings they get from it are. I always find it interesting when people say that they don’t like a deck but they find it gives accurate readings. I’m too inexperienced to make such assessments. I don’t particularly enjoy asking questions. I do like thinking about something that’s on my mind and seeing how it relates to a card I draw. Maybe someday I’ll be more advanced.


I am still thinking about publishing my deck. I draw the Ace of Swords. This is a card of pure intellect and great mental clarity. Whether those powers are to be put to good or ill is up to the one who holds the blade.


I hold the blade

to my foreheadβ€”

one side good

and one side ill.


I tap the blade

upon my brow.

I tap the blade

upon my brow.

I tap the blade

upon my browβ€”

3 Responses

  1. cassandra022 says:

    like that little poem :]

  2. Jessica says:

    Thank you. I like to write little poems.

  3. Kelly-Ann says:

    Lovely poem πŸ™‚

    There are decks I enjoy the aesthetics of much more than the Rider Waite, but I find the Rider Waite deck does offer more accurate insights and it’s the deck most querents are familiar with so I use it most of the time.. I’m going to branch out this year and buy some decks I actually like the look of more, but it’s interesting the way decks we don’t particularly care for find an important place in our lives..

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