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Buying and selling stocks requires the kind of patience the Six of Swords represents. Patience is a virtue when dealing with the stock market, you never know when things might increase in value. At the same time, stocks crash unpredictably so you have to know how to balance patience with immediacy. Even so, playing the stock market can be a great way to make a lot of money. Trading stocks is almost like a form of gambling, you can win big, you can lose big, and winning is extremely addicting.

The Wall street journal is a great place to get up-to-date info on the stock market to help you get the edge on your trading. Check the Nasdaq and dow jones regularly and if you play your cards right you might just make some good money. Why wait when you can get involved with the stock market right now?

Your Daily Reading:

Six of Swords

Six of Swords Tarot Card

The Blues genre of music is one of the few styles that seek, not only to sing about the subject matter but to present the music itself in such a way as to mimic the emotions that are sung about. Blues songs are sweeping, slow, and sorrowful, while also inducing a type of healing for those suffering from the blues.

Listening to a blues song is almost cathartic – by reintroducing that sad feeling, you purge out the poison that you might have covered up or ignored previously. The Six of Swords sings its own sort of blues song, representing both the reason for the sadness and the passing of that sadness.

In the Six of Swords we have a wide body of water, like a great lake – on the other distant side we see bluish-tinted lands. Before us is a boat with three passengers: one cloaked adult, one young child, and a man who pushes the boat through the water with a pole. Within the boat are propped six swords... seemingly the only possessions that this group of people still have. Are they a family? Are they a group of survivors put together by random happenstance? Who can say? All we know is that they share a common goal – to get to the other side.

This card often represents melancholy and depression, though the depression is often short-term rather than long-term. This card refers to those points in our lives where we hit something hard, something difficult, something that we need to pass through. That passage, however, won't be easy – it's through the passage that we begin to face these depressive feelings. You might be going through these feelings already, or will be soon – a loved one might also be experiencing these emotions, and you are a witness to it.

This card can also refer to recovering from sadness. Seeing as you must pass through the 'Valley of the Shadows' in order to get to the other side of your sadness, this means that by simply moving through it, shouldering the burden, and dealing with all the depression that comes, you are indeed proceeding towards healing and recovery.

Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Lastly, this card can mean that you are (or whoever is affected by this melancholy) attempting to move forward. You're working to turn your head from the past and look to the future. You will notice when looking at those who are riding the boat, that none of them are looking behind them – only forward. They focus on what is to come and save their energy for the effort they will have to make in order to get to those blue lands across the water – this card advises you to do the same.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when pulling this card. Are you affected by depression, short or long-term? Can you put what caused you to suffer behind you? Can you only live in the present and work towards the future rather than have your mind in the past? Can you recognize that this too shall pass? How can you help yourself, right now, put your sadness to rest?

The melancholy of the six of swords can be found in several other cards – the two best examples are the Eight of Cups and the Nine of Swords. The Eight of Cups not only shares a melancholic mood with the Six of Swords but also shares the action of moving on from the past and heading toward the future. The Nine of Swords shares that sadness with the Six of Swords: though it predominately speaks of fear and worries, the sadness is still present.

What Six of Swords Means for You Today

When the Six of Swords shows up in your reading it often signals a time when you might feel exhausted and at the end of your rope. It feels like things are taking too long to manifest, or a situation seems to be dragging out endlessly. Of course, these are just feelings, they are not objective truths. Nature tends to work too slowly for our human tastes but patience is sometimes required whether we like it or not. Try not to give in to the negative thoughts that tell you things will never change. No situation lasts forever and this is a perfect opportunity to learn to quiet your thoughts and exist in the present without all the negative commentary. There is nothing you can do to push things along right now, you can only surrender to the circumstance and wait it out.