Knight of Arrows, Hawk, from The Wildwood Tarot
A quicksilver messenger of fate, the Hawk can help and support you to see through layers of doubt and uncertainty to the problem at the heart of the matter. Be swift and subtle and use your common sense to progress.. A decision that needs to be made.. In the depths of doubt, what do you hold to strongly?
The Hawk, the Seer, and the Great Bear.. these three have been constants in my personal for the past year or so. No matter where they show, I find them always on point and representative of the same – the Seer being my card, the Hawk as an individual in my life, and the Great Bear is often that looming decision. Along with bear, owl has been very prevalent in my seership lately.. which is not the norm. While bears love me, owl has never been that present for me.. most recently calling me back to the woods. I am trying to pay better attention. Inklings of feather, bone, and the enveloping embrace of the forest have been arriving in quick flickers.. and again the urge to rework the altar as always this time of year. I seem to be more active with the coming of winter.. but more on that later.
I was in search of a bit of owl to put away for such task, finding nothing that felt right, when I picked up my Mary-El deck. It has some of the best imagery but I find it hard to work with. I rarely pick it up but when I do, it always brings me profound personal insight. And no, I am not being dramatic.. much. It was in here that I found it, the image right – the Knight of Swords. And don’t you know, it is the Hawk’s equivalent. Oh Baba, what have you brought me? Lessons, my child.. lessons.. snuck in thought. Later, I will look into the other two as they correspond to this deck but the Hawk has been on my mind overmuch here of late and so I will start with him..
Knight of Swords, from the Mary-El Tarot
Two snakes of Jachin and Boaz come together in sexual union. The two snakes can be seen etched onto the two swords. The Knight himself in the middle pillar.. He rides the middle pillar and crosses the abyss on Wisdom and Experience, as symbolized by the Owl..
A dark young man.
Anytime you say that something exists in the sky, in the heavens; it really exists inside, in your heart and self, in the spiritual unseen universe of energy. The mouth of the Lion and Man are the doorway in and out of the abyss, where the universe is created and where we feed ourselves with food, water and the breath of life. Out of it comes the creative word and Logos.
Search or quest for knowledge, mundane or mystical, search for truth.
(reverse) Delay or difficulty in quest for knowledge and truth.