The Three of Swords
Love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die …
— Ronny Cammareri, Moonstruck
Sometimes, I begin to feel a little like Cassandra, bringing you more unhappy news, especially after last week’s Tower. Alas, I would not wish this to be our card of the week, especially starting on this most lovely first day of Fall. But I am bound to be honest with my readings.
So I must say that this portends another challenging week. For truly, this is one of the simplest, but obviously unhappy cards in the Tarot. There is not a lot to describe in this card. Even a child can see that this is a card of tears, strife, and conflict. Three swords pierce a heart. Against the background of a storm, it bleeds.
This card sometimes relates to love triangles; but remember this is an Air card – so it focuses on words, thoughts, ideas, communication, intellect. There is likely to be sorrow and pain, possibly because of misunderstanding, false beliefs, or making a wrong choice. There could be a betrayal, malicious gossip, or hurtful words may be exchanged.
Mercury goes retrograde on Wednesday, so unresolved issues could resurface. And beware of confused communications. Try to be as clear and direct as possible, and sweeten all your words with awareness and compassion, for you may have to eat them later.
Sometimes, the only way we will let go of that which has needed to be released from our lives, is if we are hurt. Unhappily, it sometimes comes to pass that our hearts have to break, in order to grow and move toward what is truly best for us.
This week, there may be pain, loss, or unhappy truth revealed. But acceptance and taking these lessons to heart brings an opportunity to learn, grow and receive something ultimately better for you.