Year at a Glance

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Friday, June 17, 2011

3 of Swords-The Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck


The 3 of Swords is an ominous looking card.  Regardless of the position, the first reaction I usually get when this card comes up is pain, sorrow and betrayal.

Understanding the 3 of Swords

The heart is a symbol of affection, love and joy.  It can also represent conscience, truth and courage.
Clouds are a symbol of 'clouded' vision or confusion.  Clouds could also indicate a revelation or epiphany.  That sudden moment when all becomes clear.  Notice the clouds clearing on the 3 of swords.

Taking these symbols into consideration, if the 3 of swords shows up in your reading it could be asking you:

What truths are you hiding from?
In this situation, am I being honest with the people I am close to? 
Am I being honest with myself?
Can I learn any lessons from the pain I am feeling right now?
How do I see the problem clearly?
What is the heart of the problem?

The 3 of swords can indicate a time of:
  • loss
  • separation
  • sorrow
  • loss of balance
  • disharmony
  • disruption
  • heartbreak
  • betrayal

The 3 of Swords is that stabbing jolt of pain and the achy feeling after in your heart when your world has been turned upside down.  :(

The 3 of Swords reversed

When the 3 of Swords reversed shows up in a tarot reading you could be blocking
  • pain
  • sorrow
  • loss
  • confusion
When you block, resist or ignore these energies you will not be able to deal with the problem, heal and move on.  
  • don't be afraid to say you are sorry
  • let the pain in--deal with it and move on
  • learn to accept the situation
  • allow yourself the time to grieve
Once you can release the hold of the reversed 3 of Swords you can then move on and open your heart again to a new beginning and new experiences.

Sometimes when the 3 of Swords comes up reversed in a reading my intuition tells me that the energy of the 3 of Swords is waning and that 'tomorrow will be a better day'.  

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