" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 12, 2022

Page of sWORDs?๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–⚔

I can't help thinking that the makers of the RWS tarot deck were warning us with the Page of Swords card about how much a double-edged sword "social media" would be in the future:-)
I mean take a look at that card with the page's head in the iCloud with birds Twittering over his head while his right foot seems to be next to an old-timey Facebook logo;-)
I've been using the internet to learn ... or try to learn ... about the minor acana cards, but I found it hard to get good info about the court cards, as most sites and podcasts just glanced over the court cards to my dismay.
And boy did I feel like a fool near the end of my study when I realized that there is an order to the suits where the Pentacles are the last in the order and not the Swords, like I finished with:-P  
July 26th is Carl Jung's birthday:-)
I tried searching for podcasts about the Page of Swords and stumbled across some interesting episodes discussions about Swords and cards in general, but still nothing too enlightening about the Page of Swords card.
Tarot Swords Suite Explained from the Lens of a Therapist?
I found a podcast show called 'Rerooting' hosted by a therapist named Tina Page which had an episode about the Swords from a shrink's perspective, so I listed to that one laying on a couch:-)
Rerooting: Taking a Pause (June 6th)
I found it rather synchromystical or coincidental that Tina threw in the towel on the anniversary of Carl Jung's death (June 6th):-)
I also found an interesting podcast called 'The Fool and the Page' podcast in which the host draws a random card and bases the episode around it, and while she started off the very first episode by drawing a Sword, she still hasn't drawn the Page of Swords yet, by the looks of it.
001: Seven of Swords
I guess it was always going to be a Fool's errand trying to find good info on the net about the Page of Swords anyway:-)
I might have more luck searching the net for the Knight of Swords?-)
Chasing Consciousness and Archetypes Chasing Us? ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ˜Ž

UPDATE: September 14, 2022
"I can't bear this bloody thing … every stinking time," the new King said as he walked away.
King Charles also used the wrong date when signing the documents, after checking with an aide who told him that it was September 13, not September 12.
It is the second time in recent days the King has become frustrated when signing documents.
On the first occasion he gestured to aides to help when a pen holder on a table got in his way.


  1. Get Power Tarot, Daz. My co-author and I didn't just define the cards, we provided more than 100 spreads. I don't do reverse tarot cards. The system already has enough negative cards. It's why I have a round deck, Tarot of the Cloisters.

    1. I actually like the idea of reading the reverse meanings in the cards.
      I don't think the tarot cards are as negative in meaning as they appear on face value to be honest.
      People tend to bring their own mental baggage to the cards I think.

  2. I don't use them for divination, I just wanted to understand the cards on an archetypical basis ... especially the RSW deck.