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Tarot Reflections

  February 15, 2003

Meditation: Four of Swords
Michelle Swan, Tarot Reader

Michelle Swan is a Tarot Reader and actress from The Bronx, New York. She fell in love with Tarot cards about four years ago. Since that time, she has found that her personal and spiritual development has flourished with my Tarot studies.

"I greatly enjoy writing The Tarot Meditations and I hope you all enjoy reading them as well. Bright blessings to all!"

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  Let us take a few deep breaths together. When you feel calm, open the windows of your imagination wide open. Finally, close your eyes.

You are walking in a misty path where you can see only a few feet ahead of you. The quiet of the day surrounds you. Finally, the mist clears to a reveal a grand golden palace. You enter the open door and immediately look up to see the domed ceiling painted a sky blue. A soft breeze comes swirling around you. You follow the wind that leads you to another room.

It is an open space with some sunlight streaming in supported by four stone columns in the shape of swords. On a silver hook, there is a sky blue robe with the symbols of birds on it. You put it on. There in the middle of the floor is an iridescent mat shimmering like the rainbow. You lie down upon it, sinking into the softness of the mat. You notice on this ceiling the symbol of four swords shaped in the sign of a cross. You see one of the swords is missing; only the impression remains. The missing sword lies on the floor on the right side. You know that it wasn't here a second ago. You hear footsteps coming toward you.

"Rest and find peace here for a while. The remainder of your journey is to be challenging," says a voice in the room.

You sense the presence of the same person from your journeys with the ace and two of swords. You want to turn to look at the person in the room with you. Suddenly, you feel a shimmering light around you. Is it coming from the sword next to you, the person or from the power of yourself?  What color or colors form the light? You feel bliss and wonder all wrapped up together.  The essence of you blends with the wind and sky. Let yourself float in this dreamy tranquility for as long as you wish.

When you are ready, you get up from the mat. You feel serene and energized, as if you can take on the world. As you walk out of the chamber, count backwards to ten. When you get to ten, open your eyes to your reality.

Reflect on the peacefulness and power of the four of Swords. Remember you can always return here.


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