Nikki’s Tarot Reading: July 10-16, 2017

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8 of Swords, Interference, and The Princess of Swords

To be totally honest, it was hard to get motivated to write this post this week. I feel an energy weighing me down, making it hard to accomplish things.

Do you feel that too little kitties?

That is totally the energy of the 8 of Swords. Something is blocking us! But what?

Well since it’s a Sword card, this usually has to do with the mind. Something is interfering with our ability to think clearly. We may be obsessing about things or overthinking. But we aren’t actually solving any problems by doing this.

We are stuck in a cycle of thinking, thinking, thinking. There is a mental pattern we can’t break or an energy we can’t seem to shake.

But what is all this thinking doing? Is it actually productive? Not at the moment.

If it is a problem we are stuck on, let it go for now. It is not the right time to solve the situation. We just need to focus on clearing the stagnant energy out!

And look who is here to help us do that, The Princess of Swords!

She is wielding her sword to cut through all the muck and fog that is blocking our view! She has no time for bullshit and is honest about what needs to change.

This energy may feel a little harsh, but she believes honesty is the best policy. She says, get your ass up and move out of that funk.

The Princess of Swords does not tolerate any ill-treatment or disrespect. So if there is a situation where this is happening, remove yourself. That toxic energy is part of the problem.


If anyone is treating you unkindly (this could even be yourself) find a way to stop this energy.But be careful when you deal with situations such as these.

The strong boss lady energy of the Princess of Swords could take over and make you a little intense. Keep your behavior measured and classy and it will be a positive move for everyone.

Once we are in a calm place, away from any stuck or negative energy, we can think more clearly. From that place we can solve problems and make decisions. But we shouldn’t make big decisions until after the coast is clear.

So, how can you breakup with bad vibes this week? How can you move out that stale energy?

First, a good smudging of your space will do wonders for clearing out old energy. Tanaaz has a great post about that here.

Second, move your body! Go for a run or long walk. Shake off those cobwebs and get your blood pumping.

Third, drink water! I know if sounds simple. But being hydrated can help with the mental blockages and feelings of staleness.

And fourth, place the image of the Princess of Swords somewhere in your space. She will be your guide to clearing out stuck energy like a badass. She will help us if there is situation we need to remove ourselves from.

We have been on quite the journey lately and this is road block is just part of the path. I know we will push past this and keep trucking along to our dreams.

Mantra for this week: I letting go of any blockages. I am inviting in free flowing energy. I create space in my life for inspiration and joy. 

About the author

Nikki Fogerty

Nikki is a Seattle based witch with 12 years of experience with tarot. She uses the Crowley Thoth deck, which incorporates a rich mixture of symbols from both religious and mythical traditions. She loves working with people on any area of their life such as relationships, career, or spirituality. She also uses her knowledge of crystals, dream work, and visualizations when working with clients. She believes tarot should bring joy to others and her love of all things irreverent and silly comes through in her readings.

Ready for some magic y'all? Nikki can work with people all over the world, through Skype or FaceTime. For readings, email nikkifo.tarot@gmail.com.