Daily Tarot Card ~ November 25

Three of Swords


Fortune Cookie: Release old stuff as you would 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 almost exactly four months ago. But it’s certainly an apt card for this particular point in the deep autumn season.


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?

We can STILL haz ruby slippers?

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 I wasn’t alone,” 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 bad it sucks to be me?”


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, especially if you’re balckmailing yourself!]


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: When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.~ Lao Tzu


Today’s Weather: Walrus tuscadero. Rajmutus. Detailed pontrhydyfens and Dylan Thomas poetry.



On This Date: 1999 – The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.


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