For today’s card pull, I am using the Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud with text by Jessica Macbeth. This is a single card pull since it is an oracle deck. If you like this deck you can get it for yourself. Just click on the picture below.
What do the Fae want me to share?
Today’s card is number 4 - He of the Fiery Sword
The Active Principle. Spiritual will. Justice. Protection.
When the song comes into any of the manifest worlds - this world or Faery or another - it first encounters two principles, sometimes called yin and yang, or masculine and feminine, or Great God and Great Goddess. He of the Fiery Sword is the primary manifestation of the yang principle - action, will, movement, force, fire. We see him in many ways, each one an aspect of his total being. All of the great gods and protectors are aspects of this power.
The fiery sword is the archetype of all magical and mundane swords, and written upon the blade are the words Draw me not without cause, nor return me without honor. A member of the Oracle group notes, “His fiery sword illuminates truth and dispels not-truth.”
We can call upon the master of the fiery sword when we have difficult things to do, when we need to take action that is going to require much of us, both in will and in compassion. Another of the Oracle groups reminds us, “He will do what needs to be done with love.”
When looking at this card, my neighbor saw it not as a sword but as a feather of light. He saw it as a symbol of the ability to fly, to rise above things. An Oracle group member saw it as someone reaching up, ascending, surrounded by multiple reflections, and filled with light and power.
The presence of the fiery sword’s master in a reading can indicate that there is (or there is a need for) clear and focused will and a determination to carry through on decisions, even if much effort is required. Or he can tell us that such will and strength is present in regard to the issues under consideration. We need to consider how he is expressing his will and strength and how that expression may be enhanced or improved.
It is this Singer’s energy that enables us to burst the bonds of an outgrown way of being and move on to the next level. He indicates that this is a time to take action based on clear spiritual will. His presence indicates great strength and great potential for good. It also reminds us that, if we call upon him, we will receive assistance. The presence of this card in a reading radiates strength and willpower to the cards around it.
I love this card. It has always looked like the sword is pointing to the crescent moon. With today’s card pull, I feel as though it is telling us to take action in whatever it is that we are working on. You will have the strength you need, though it may take some work you can do this. Our own ability is sometimes taking that first step. Last week we got the Maiden all about new beginnings. With this card, I feel like it is telling us to buckle in and get down to work.
For some of you, I know that National Novel Writing Month has begun. You have it in you to do this. For others like me who are starting on a new journey and creating something move forward. Take that next step. We just have to move one at a time. There is so much energy now with Samhain over. Even though we are moving towards the dark of the year I feel energized.
What are you moving towards right now? Go for it!
I hope that this reading has been helpful to you all. Please let me know if it has impacted you in any way. I’d love to hear from you. And check out my website here. I am doing personal Astrology, Divination, Card and Astro Dice Readings. If you would like to have one please go to my website. Thanks so much for joining me on this Faery Friday.
May your stars shine brightly upon you.