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Originally Posted by Aeon418
Just as an addition to what I said above....

In many mystic traditions the aim of Yoga/meditation practices is to achieve a state of mind called "one pointedness". In these traditions the mind is always regarded as the great enemy and is sometimes compared to a demon, a wild animal, or a whirlwind. But if the mind can be held in one spot, focused on one object, enlightement is said to occur. That's very much a Tiphareth association.

The Prince of Swords is a picture of the uncontrolled mind. Constantly creating and slaying it's own creations. The key for the Prince of Swords is to slay himself.
Very interesting -- "One pointedness" would be the opposite of this card, then, wouldn't it, with its three "steeds of self" -- indicating a tortured and divided mind.
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