Father and Son

The Peace Practice draws a monthly tarot card from our favourite deck, The Wild Unknown.  We look at what message the card might hold for us as a Universal Human Collective, from the perspective of Peace.  How might we find Peace in the story unfolding for the month ahead?  What do we need to learn to come to this place of Peace?  How do we find Peace within any challenges and messages the card brings?

Welcome to the August 2017 post of our Peaceful Tarot series

Son of Swords (Reversed)

In the winds of the new planetary energy in flies our Son of Swords. The young owl.

Young fresh energy in action. Old wisdom passed down to younger bones, poised to move and thereby becoming different wisdom. Is this old wisdom lost or wasted on the young moving too quickly? Maybe, or maybe simply new, fresh eyes see from different angles and it is time to get on with the looking.


Regardless, the vision is focused. Moving through the darker times with eyes that are honed.  Eyes that can see through the obscure and the dark. Eyes that can even see the nocturnal sun. See something from the unconscious movement of life just recently left behind. Fiery action on the wing and with full determination now to bring the new in, to bring the new to fruition. It really is the time – except not. Not quite yet. There is still a little more work to be done. Something more is yearning yet to be peeled back, a titch and a touch of dark in the corners that has turned our action seeking owl upside down.


So this is all okay. We need to take a bit more time to push right deep into our kernels – our centre of being to take one more really good look at what resides there. We see by shining the light there. Once we look in the right places we can move forward.


Our new vision is young and we now have to assimilate into our beings, what this sight is showing us. We have to bring it in and live it, breathe it and pad our underbelly with it. In-sight. It will take a little time as the light dims occasionally and may even go off. So for the time being we remain poised, ready but still working within. Once we have the light steady, once the corners are lit, we will be ready to move. Not before. Take a breath. Let not your enthusiasm, or your impatience force the door to open. Find the key.


Action, energy, motion without being ready internally can cause regret. Yes we are anxious to move forward. Yes we feel it is time. Yes we feel we are running out of time. But hold the space. Go back inside and turn the light on one more time, or two, or three. What is it you need to see before you ride the sword of action forward? Deal with it first and hold those reins. The time will come soon enough. Step into your peaceful spot.


So also says the card that crosses our Son of Swords -

Father of Cups

Without invitation, out jumping from the deck is the Father of Cups. Dads are always in the background, are they not? They insist on being heard. Do they not say something very short, yet profound from the peaceful shadow space behind you?


Father of Cups says to Son of Swords – Hasten slowly my son. Feel your way. Time is just a concept and there is plenty of it.



Many blessings,


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