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Yes. Although I don't see the Swords in that way. I see them as a defence or protection whilst she is blind. I had never considered that she was blindfolded simply because she wanted to balance the swords. I thought she was blindfolded to avoid external stimuli so that she (or he) could focus inwardly. To get a sense of balance inwardly. So that no other external distractions could detract from this inward focus.

What was the motivation of the blindfold as 'peace' - inner peace.

So I went back to the PKT:



He says a hoodwinked female. Hookwinked means she has been deceived.
It does ... but 'hoodwinked' (not a hood but a 'blindfold') has another significance as the term is used in Masonic initiation. The Candidate is 'hoodwinked' as he he is led into the temple ( apart of his journey ... the purpose of which is to seek 'wisdom and peace'. )

http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/img/03100.jpg

Holding the sword across the chest upright and resting on the shoulder is also a Masonic pose of the 'Tyler' (or anyone with their sword out during a long knowledge lecture )

http://www.rybeck.com/falcon065ir.gif

http://www.camberleylodge.org.uk/images/image004.jpg

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How I don't know. Perhaps she was tricked into wearing a blindfold and holding the swords but she isn't doing much struggling and can drop them whenever she wants. So is this post deception where she has found out and is attempting to hold it together.
No, its the usuall case of interpreting symbols exoterically.

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I'm not sure how reliable the PKT is when looking at the images. However he does say

" ..harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs "
That applies to the suit in general and the human mind ... but it can have a good aspect ... as I outlined above, with the 2 being the purest form of this energy.
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So harmony is not really the meaning of the card because swords don't really fit the harmonious meaning.
I dont see the logic there ... not all swords are 'bad' ... the ace is pure ... is not the magical sword (or dagger) a symbol of the clear mind of the Magician, the rational faculty and intellect , one of the main weapons of the magician and also that of Libra?

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He seems to be hinting (as does the image) that a lot more lies beneath. We are not seeing everything that is going on.
Agreed !

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"Concord in a state of arms" would suggest mid fight or preparation to fight.
It can ... but that does not mean no peace, nor 'mid-fight' my house is in a 'state of arms' , my kobudo training weapons are all over the place, I am in a trained state of 'preparation to fight' ... yet its very peaceful here , and outside of training I am very peaceful ... some people have even come here looking to disrupt the peace in the past ... looked around and decided NOT to disturb the peace



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Striking a balance.
Ahhh ! Yes .... STRIKING a balance, I like that - Libra again.


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Equipoise means an equal distribution of weight so balance.
note toes;

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