There is a stagnant energy in the air that comes from feeling stuck or indecisive as the result of not seeing a situation for what is in reality. Once you shed the beliefs that others may have instilled in you - then you will be free to move on as the lesson from this period in your life will have found a positive ending.
The crow rushes above the horse with a fierce energy - it is on the move and nothing is going to get in its way. There is a sharpness to this bird's energy and although his actions may not have been intentional he cuts those who get in his way as he is blind to their presence.
In the past position, the Knight of Swords calls to the surface a period in your life when someone said something to you that planted a seed in regards to a negative belief about your self that is now blooming. They may not have meant to be insensitive or unkind - in their mind, they were just being honest and although their message may have comes across blunt it was not their intention to be hurtful.
None-the-less you accepted their opinion as truth and in doing so adopted this belief - and today this belief is holding you back.
Maybe you are like me and was told as a child that you will never be good with money - and like me, you agreed to this belief at the time. Perhaps even today so long after the words were spoken - you are unable to manage your finances because you believe that you are unable to do so - despite the fact that you probably can do so very well. This is one area that personally I know I need to work on and stay on top of and just knowing this is half the battle.
There are some beliefs that we carry that were planted so long ago it is hard to recall when and how the belief was planted - then there are the times that the sting still feels raw today even several years later.
Find the Knight of Swords and you will find the source of a belief that is preventing you moving forward as the Eight of Swords comes into view.
The crow stands surrounded swords that create a flimsy cage however it does not move to try to free itself because in its mind the swords are far more restraining. The blindfold the crow has caught itself in is loose and if the bird simply gave a little shake the ribbon would fall revealing an easy escape. The crow, however, has constructed a different story in its mind one that is not based on reality but rather fear of the unknown and because of this it stays put trapped in a weakly made cage.
The Eight of Swords is front and center this morning and it comes with a warning: You are letting a belief that is not grounded in reality hold you back.
The Knight of Swords may have created the seed - but right now you are the one who is watering it - giving it life - and allowing it to restrict you.
You are capable of achieving your goal - but in order to do so, you are going to need to address some misguided beliefs that are holding you back.
What patterns seem to appear in your life just as things start going well - is it easier to fall back on a belief that you aren't capable rather than remove the blindfold and see the situation from a place of reality?
Perhaps every relationship you enter ends with your not being able to commit or you tend to attract the person who isn't interested in anything serious and as a result, move on from relationship to relationship - are you holding a belief that you aren't capable of making a relationship work?
With The World sitting off on the side this indicates that you have the power to break free from this belief and end this period of your life so that a new one will emerge - one that leaves that negative belief in the past.
The crow celebrates a victory as a period of its life is coming to a closure one that took some time to complete.
The World insists that you stay focused on your long-term goals as you are on the path to success - the key, however, is freeing yourself from the restrictions you have allowed to hold you back. It's time to remove the blindfold and see your situation from a place of reality - your reality - not the opinions of someone else.
"If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you." ~ Louise Hay