Friday, 30 August 2013
Stick 'em with the pointy end
I like the way there's a little golden crown slid down the blade of the sword, like some sort of decoration. Nice touch. And I wonder what that 'trailing plant' is that the angel's holding. (The companion book offers no further information about it--maybe Kat Black didn't know, either.) Something about the angel's hair reminds me of Queen of Elizabeth I. I've also noticed that all the swords cards in this deck include a butterfly, a nod to the air element. I think the butterfly is a nice touch for a suit that is often taken to have negative meanings. It reminds us that hardships can be transformational.
Not that this card is an indicator of hardships. Aces are almost always seen as positive. Yesterday I felt inspired to start on a new project (and I drew the Ace of Wands). Perhaps today will see me think of ways to approach the project in a methodical, meaningful way so that I can actually finish it.