12/17/12: The Lightening | Rev 3 of Swords


“It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.” –David Hume

Not a surprise to see the Three of Swords. But very good to see it inverted! That tells me that however humble, perhaps in only small ways, no matter: we ARE on the mend. The heartbreak is beginning to yield to healing.

I won’t dwell a whole lot on the pain part—who needs a flow chart? But I will point out this version from the New Vision Tarot shows us the reverse of the classic Rider Waite. See all the people in the background? This heartbreak impacts many. Not just me. Not just you. Many, many, many. They all experience it in unique and individual ways.

As this card is associated with Saturn in Libra, it may be wise to show a little restraint (Saturn) in your relating (Libra). As my husband mentioned, he’s GLAD there are some things that people become absolutely, uncompromisingly emotional and irrational about. Some things should be incredibly disturbing in a civilized society…that’s a good thing. It’s evidence of humanity.

But staying absolutely, uncompromisingly emotional and irrational over the long haul is not such a good thing. It can end in attacks of people who are not truly enemies. In the heat of passion, one can end up stabbing some whose goals are the same, even if methodologies and beliefs differ.

But do what you can at this point to show respect for others. Your pain or outrage or hurt isn’t any more valid than anyone else’s. Tarot threes are creative energy. The experience of heartbreak is unique and individual. The assessment of meaning, the search for solutions, and the diving of truth from said pain is also unique to the individual. That’s why it can be such a powerful growth mechanism.

Know the pain dulls in the days that follow, Walk softly, and in love.

Are you feeling the lightening?

Tarot of the New Vision (English/Spanish)
by Lo Scarabeo

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  1. Thank you. Some may start to lash out at each other instead of sending comfort.

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