Tarot Card ~ December 23

Three of Swords

Palomides

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!

  

 Hmmm… We last saw this card toward the end of September.  But it’s certainly an apt card for this particular point in the holiday season.  

 

So: 

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,

   OWN

   YOUR

   POWER

  FULLY

  NOW

~ 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 [this situation just now being the holiday season, with all its often overblown expectations leading to emotional bus wrecks].  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 or emotional blackmail games!  [And for pity’s sake, be aware of whether YOU’RE the one doing the blackmailing, even if it’s of yourself!]

Release the old stuff as you would as if 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:  I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird ~ Paul McCartney

And: None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back. ~ PM

Today’s Weather:  Wintersmith interogatories. Seek the wisdom of the Walrus.      

On This Date: 1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.  

And: Special thanks to the twenty or so people who so kindly sent

~ good wishes,

~ distant healing,

~ Reiki,

~ Light,

and especially

~ One ancient Sumerian Demon Goddess of the upper respiratory and lower  intestinal tracts, with orders to help. 

I appreciate the wishes for comfort and joy.

 

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2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ December 23”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    I am happy for you that you received so much positive and healing energy, Neal. Yay!

    Thank you for the holly and the red and green in your lovely message.

    And on the quote: I, for one, am glad there are “wierd” people out there (as long as they’re not mean spirited)….they shake things up and keep us on our toes.

    ~ Blessings and gratitude, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Blessings, M’Dear!

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