Keywords: Experienced, all knowing, badass, competent, no fuss, no drama, emotionally mature, logical, intelligent, honest, street smart
Reversed: Cold, calculated, lacking feeling, illogical, not thinking clearly, melodramtic, needing to gain experience, unconfident
From a Reading:
The Heart of the Relationship: Mother of Swords reversed
The Mother of Swords is described in the Wild Unknown as “experienced and all-seeing”. Basically, she is one level-headed, rational, kick-ass Queen of the Mind. In this relationship reading, I see her as representing both myself, and my finance, Kristen, as a pair. We are not all-knowing, we don’t have everything figured out, this isn’t all well-traveled relationship territory for us. We are still experimenting and experiencing. We are still growing and seeing what happens as a couple. We are still on that journey toward the Mother of Swords’ level of sureness and calm understanding that years and years of a being with someone in a relationship brings. Yes, we’ve been together for about 3 years now, and we are engaged, but we are not in a place where we could offer sage advice to budding couples, or look back and say “Remember when we were young and just getting to know each other?” Sigh. There are a lot of things that we do know about each other, but there is so much yet to learn, so many experiences that will add to our ability to see and understanding each other and our relationship.
Also, this card reversed made me think that we are not the most logical of pairs. What brings us together isn’t totally rational. We don’t sit around and think our relationship makes sense because of A, B, and C. Often what draws lovers to one another isn’t surface level stuff, but rather the intuitive sense of emotion that makes love so obvious to those experiencing it. The Mother of Swords reversed reminds me that the heart of our relationship isn’t found along the level of the mind, but much more profoundly on the level of our hearts.