Gypsy Palace Tarot (Nora Huszka, 2013)!
For once, we have a
quite traditional image for this Three of Swords. A man stands with a
sharp blade piercing his chest, a heart resting on its tip. He throws
an arm up over his head, as though to ward off the pain. Behind him,
there is an owl in a crescent moon. Even his robe is decorated with
upside-down hearts, to remind us that this card is about heartache.
like his pose, with his arm over his head. It's a good reminder that,
as a Swords card, this is more about our thoughts than simply emotions.
It is his perception and understanding of the situation that causes him
pain, rather than the emotions themselves. It could even be his
worries about what is to come, a preemptive pain that may not happen.
as I wait for some news this afternoon, I shall try to take this card
as a warning not to let my thoughts get ahead of my emotions. Instead, I
shall try to trust my intuition, hope for the best, and know that,
whatever the outcome, I'll deal with it.
I am grateful for the reminder to trust my intuition rather than my fears.