What a powerful person these two make, if we can learn to combine their positive aspects together. The dreamy, creative, spiritual depths of the Knight of Cups can be brought to the surface through the intellectual, honest, and authoritative nature of the King of Swords. This means, bringing what is in your heart to the page. This means, bringing what creative ideas live in your unconscious to life through putting your mind to the task. This means, finding the confidence to believe in your own truth, creativity, and the value of your art.
This draw is asking you to give authority, voice, and trust to your creative or spiritual work, whatever that may look like. Whether you are painting, writing, speaking, building, analyzing, protesting, whatever… believe in your own ability and allow yourself to own it. Don’t be afraid to sound too confident, to be too authoritative. Don’t be afraid to stand behind what lives in the depths of your creative soul and share it with the world.
In the words of the wonderful Terry Tempest Williams, “to write requires an ego, a belief that what you say matters. Writing also requires an aching curiosity leading you to discover, uncover, what is gnawing at your bones” (this beautiful quote is from When Women Were Birds). And this doesn’t only apply to writing, it applies to any way you put your creativity and self out into the public sphere. It applies to our activism. It applies to our daily work. It applies to our relationships. It applies to our art. It applies especially, to our voice.
And the world needs our voices, dear friends. It is aching for us to own ourselves and the world that we envision. Get loud, get proud, and keep fighting for your own voice, keep fighting for justice for all.