Tarot Card ~ September 18


Three of Swords



Fortune Cookie: Release old stuff as you would to cleanse the poison from a wound, and move on to beauty, hope, joy, creativity and healing.  MOVE ON TO LIFE!




This is another one of those cards (in almost any deck) where clients see the illustration, gasp, blanch and look around for another Tarot reader.  Then they look at me as if to implore, “Say it ain’t so.” 


Okay. Right outta the box. IT AIN’T SO.  Now pay attention here.  And note that, as often occurs, this is a card where my interpretation veers a tad from what may be typical. 


So, for starts: dealing with some power issues are we, my pretty?

As I’ve noted here before, a lot, I believe that a three in any Tarot deck indicates that the question being explored has to do with issues of power:


~ beware of power games,

~ be prepared for power struggles,

~ watch out for failure to own your power  −

   or, better,






~ have a care against disempowerment

   in any area of life, whether by the action

   of others,  or by your own action

   or inaction  [This is the fourth element. You’ll need to know that later.]

~ refuse to submit to ploys that would

   deny power you have earned

~ empower yourself

~ empower those you love and believe in

~ accept the challenge of owning all of

   what you are and who you can be


It’s the fourth element of that list that I perceive to be most important in the Three of Swords.  When this card comes up for a client, regardless of the subject matter we are exploring, I usually say something like:


Look, it’s tremendously important that you not get stuck in old emotions about this situation.  Let go of the old stuff.  Get grounded.  Stay in the moment, stay in the now. Get focused, hold your head up, and move into your future without whatever wet, heavy, squishy ancient baggage is trying to sink you at the moment. 


That’s not always an easy thing to hear, let alone to do.  For most of us, the current choices we would like to make as we move forward most likely seem absolutely valid and maybe even perfectly right. 


But each of those transformations can be torpedoed by old emotional clottage like, “Oh, everyone will think I’m a complete flake,” or, “It’s crummy all right but at least it’s secure,” or “He was crummy all right but at least he was there,” or just plain, “I’m miserable. I’m miserable.  I’m miserable.  By the way, did I tell you I’m miserable?  Oh. Well did I tell you how miserable I am?”


The Three of Swords says


Don’t get stuck in the disappointment; don’t get caught in the heartbreak!


Release the old stuff as you would to cleanse the poison from a wound, and move on to beauty, hope, joy, creativity and healing.  MOVE ON TO LIFE!


Know that there are beautiful things to come, and that releasing − really releasing!!! the emotions & stuff of the past and moving on − will bring the hoped-for wonderfulness to you more quickly.


Bright blessings, peace, hope and release!


Quote for the Day:  The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience. ~ Les Brown


 Today’s Weather:  Dandelion scones and trout-salad bangers.  Guaranteed to cut 8 years off your stay in purgatory.     


On This Date: 1870Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.



Oyeah?  Like WE never noticed it? Right? Or named it.  Right?




2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ September 18”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    When I read your daily quote this morning, I almost immediately saw in my mind’s eye that I was carrying two heavy pieces of luggage. One had the word “insecurities” written on it, and the other, the word “past experiences.” I asked Spirit to help me let go of those…in whatever way was for my highest and best. I’m really not sure what happened throughout the day, but I felt much lighter and knew Spirit was working on my behalf/on my request moment by moment.

    It also occurred to me at one point that it seems that almost ALL healing modalities these days are offered to help us to just that: to let go of insecurities/emotional issues and past experiences/old baggage.

    Thank so much, Neal! Also, it is always good for us to be reminded that just because so-and-so named such-and-such does not mean that it did not have a name previously. The American ego at work…

    Blessings and gratitude, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Good stuff, Donna.

    Thank you so much!



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