In the Radiant image, we see a bright red heart floating in a cloudy sky, pierced by three swords. There are lines around it which could be sun shining through the clouds, but seems more likely to be rain seen from a distance.
When we are feeling gloomy, our own thoughts pierce us. We stab ourselves with memories and self-criticisms. While the rain may indicate our mood, as in Buddy Holly's song "Raining In My Heart", it can also be cleansing, washing away negativity.
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Dispersing in all four directions, they could indicate disappointment. Alternatively, this could be the divisiveness of negative thoughts that embitter us to others.
As for me, my main plan for today shouldn't be affected by rain, literal or metaphorical! We are going indoor skydiving again *too excited to sleep face*
What I often see in the Three of Swords is the need to sit with painful emotions, or to recognise which of our own thoughts are causing us suffering. There is a decision I need to make today, which has been causing me some heartache. I'm thinking of going back to a single card of the day, instead of this comparative kind of post. I really enjoy the comparisons, but it does take a lot more time, and I've been struggling to keep up, posting later and later in the morning. I know it's only me saying I should do these posts, I'm just torn between liking them but feeling stressed by them. So, single card posts, comparative posts, or something in between - a post with two cards but less detailed comparison - those are my three choices/ideas.
I am gratefulfor the cleansing power of sleep. Decisions are easier after it.