The traditional Three of Swords is a card that can be frightening at first glance. It shows a heart, floating in a rainy sky, being pierced by three swords. Even a novice Tarot reader would describe this card as, not so good. But it actually represents a need to move on from sorrow, disappointment, hurt and pain. It indicates the strength of the human spirit to cope with an issue. It is time to accept “what is”. Today’s Journey Tarot’s Three of Air show a young woman in her very best “little black dress”, waiting for a date that doesn’t come. She is obviously devastated as the candle in the middle of the table burns itself out. There are very few among us who cannot relate to the feelings involved in this situation. The wisdom here is that no matter what happens to us, we can always choose how we respond. Her unhappiness is her own choice. How long she suffers is up to her. It was her expectations that led to her disappointment.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”