In the Getting Started with Lenormand post I provided a list of simple associations which included:
Scythe, Jack of Diamonds, (The point, cuts) Cutting away, Surgery, Harvest, Danger, Abrupt, Edit, Autumn
What is the nature of the blade if not to cut? ‘That which can heal can also harm, that which can harm can also heal.’ All the points, cutting away, surgery and editing, require precision and excision.
Where the point falls can be an indication of what to cut or harvest. ‘You reap what you sow.’
As the nature of a blade is to cut. We also see a warning of danger and abruptness. Even touching a blade is enough to cut in some cases. (My working chef’s knives got nicknamed the Lacerator and Annihilator respectively after one of my apprentices decided to touch them unsupervised.) Scythe will help you harvest or cut. But in doing that you bring that life or cycle to an end, abruptly.
Harvest time is in Autumn and so we can also see in timing that Scythe can mean Autumn.
A person with the scythe may be abrupt or cutting. Less venomous than Snake, but more lacking in social graces.
As always remember that Context is Key, and allow the space to consider what is being expressed broadly as well as narrowly.
Keep an eye out for tomorrows post, Scythe.
Love and Manyfold Blessings.