Today we need patience and persistence in order to overcome a situation. Much like the woman depicted in the picture, we may be feeling trapped. We can either see the swords as holding us captive or a means of escaping; the choice is ours to decide how we see the situation. The gift of this card is freedom and elevation that was not possible before, so it is important to keep a cool head during a time when it may be difficult to understand how you got stuck in the place where you are. It may also feel difficult to figure out how to get free, but it is important to remember that in many cases the restrictions we see are self-imposed.
Keywords of this card include: Feeling stuck, ignorant, blocks, interference, boundaries, bad news, difficulties, fears, attachments.
Remember, it is your choice as to whether or not the swords are your captor or your rescuer. It is also important to remember that this feeling of going nowhere is temporary, we are simply trapped in our own web of thoughts. So even if we are feeling powerless or trapped, it is important to remember that we control our own thoughts and instead of focusing on where we are stuck, look for the escape route.
Blessings to you all!