Knight of Swords
„the power of mind-dilemma“
strategy, acuteness, cleverness, overthinking
the guardian of the abyss – „one’s own mind“
Fire in air
Hermes, Odysseus, the Trickster
It is important to stay flexible instead of tracking a rigid thought which weights one down. Executing control means failure in this context. The superior guardian of the abyss (the own mind) is only manageable through creativity and flexibility. This means – think outside the box when confronted with this card.
Much connected wisdom can be found in the sage of Odysseus and his ideas of the trojan horse as well as the story of tricking the one eyed giant. It provides rich symbolism for the key, the fool provides us with. Only this method leads to the other side of the abyss and to the virtue of overcoming without conquering.