3 of Swords

Three of SwordsElement: Air
Timing: Oct 3 – Oct 12. Saturn in Libra
Numerology: 3 – Triplicity, expression, expansion of the idea, growth, first stages of completion.
Card Counting Value: 3
Keywords – Grief; heartbreak; emotional pain; a parting or ending of a relationship; troubles ahead; emotional disturbance; mental anguish.
Reversed: being over-emotional; prolonged heartbreak; holding onto grief; denial of emotions.
As People: Marriage guidance counselors; divorce lawyers; knife throwers; users and the thoughtless; those grieving; forlorn or stressed.

The Three of Swords as a Daily Tarot Card

*This Daily Tarotscope was originally posted on Christmas Eve*

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

We normally associate that wonderfully sentimental story with the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Day.
But for some, Christmas is a lonely time and that is the truth of it. The Little Match Girl, who is the story of the 3 of Swords from the Fairy Tale Tarot, is the perfect depiction for that loneliness and also how some families are apart from each other, a fact that is always highlighted so painfully at this time of year.

The 3 of Swords in the Fairy Tale Tarot
The 3 of Swords from the Fairy Tale Tarot

Loneliness comes in many forms and in many ways. If you know someone who is ostracised from their family, are in the military and posted abroad, or just can’t be with the one(s) they love this Christmas, reach out to them and let them know your’re thinking about them. If you have a little time to share with them, do so.
Some people are just lonely in their lives and feel they have no-one. Like the Little Match Girl, they may miss a deceased grandparent or partner – reaching out to them can make all the difference, as well as help you feel good about yourself in the process.
The 3 of Swords often indicates pain, sorrow and heartache of some kind. You may experience that today, or you may witness it. Either way, think of the Little Match Girl and how she comforted herself, with fond memories of those she loved.
Your life has been blessed if you have loved and been loved, a little solitude just now is just one phase in the grand scheme of your life and won’t last forever.
In a day of happiness and excitement, remember those who can’t share your time or your table. If you’re that person, take a trip down memory lane and smile. Fond memories are just that, fond, and are there to be treasured – and no-one can take that away from you, ever.

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