The Three of Swords
The Golden dawn titled this card “The Lord of Sorrow”, and you don’t need to be a tarot reader to work out that this gruesome looking card is not going to be particularly good news, well that’s the norm, but not today. For we’re going to dig a little deeper than the surface interpretation.
As with all three’s, the Three of Swords has a symbiotic relationship with the Empress, the creative mother of fertility and abundance. This is important along with the card’s element, as Swords are related to Air, so thought, mind and communication.
These are precisely the areas that today’s message will focus upon. The inner chatter that we all experience on a moment to moment basis. The voice you can hear as you read this text, not with your ears, but with your mind. For this is the inner discussion that this card is wishing to bring your awareness to, for it’s your creative potential that will become your guiding light into a more positive direction and mindset.
There is no greater critic or judge than ourselves, yet most of us are completely unaware of this inner war. You’re invited to bring your awareness within, to focus upon the environment and nature of your inner dialogue. With the aim to interrupt, silence negative thoughts that are self-defeating, words that bring criticism, disapproval or destructive self-talk.
As you develop more self-awareness, so become conscious about the type of conversations you permit to unfold within your mind. You will become more effective and mindful when to interject and direct your thoughts into more empowering states of being.
One simple technique is to create a set of positive affirmations, typically the opposite intent from the negative words you catch yourself reciting. With the aim of navigating your mind into a more positive and fruitful landscape, from a rainy day, into a day full of sunshine and joy.