Ever diligent, I took my laptop with me, but when your hotel overlooks Blackpool Pleasure Beach and this is the view from your bedroom window, blogging kinda goes OUT the window!
I did take my Tarot stuff with me because, like I say, I'm trying to be diligent! And as we walked back to the hotel from the Pleasure Beach after the Queen's Jubilee Party late on Monday night, I saw the full moon glowing above the deserted streets and remembered that I had to select a card to show the energies that will recede as the moon wanes to darkness. So, who appeared from the deck for me this time?
The card drawn was the Mary El King of Swords.
With his fingers thrumming the string of his bow and his other hand holding a white feather (check out that inky black tip!), the King of Swords looks beyond us. He has no sword to wield - but his weapons are ink-dipped quills and his thoughts. He looks oriental with that beard and his bald head (and with that huge dragon tattoo that consumes his back!) The sky, clouds and feathers remind me that Swords are airy, cerebral, truth-valuers.
Around the outline of his body snakes script, almost echoing the curved dragon - I cannot read the script and there is no mention of it in his description in the LWB *note to self: You need stronger specs* I choose to interpret these words as acting like a protective shield around him - words are his weapon and his defence.
I am very fond of the King of Swords in any deck and I am loathe to part with his good qualities....so I hope that his negative qualities are on the wane over the coming weeks. This will mean that I will no longer let my (or other people's!) thoughts, doubts or fears harm me nor hold me back.
*sharpens quill and unscrews top from ink bottle*
I'm ready. Are you? What does this King of Swords mean to you? Do you like him?!
If you like this image, and want to see more, check out Marie White's website: www.mary-el.com. The deck is published by Schiffer.