Card for the Week of September 16, 2018 – the Three of Swords reversed
When I pulled this card, my inner voice asked “How do you move on from pain?” I was stunned at the beauty of the card that I pulled; my eyes focused on the tears in the person’s eyes and the gestures of their hands. One hand appears raised, and the impression I felt from this is one of blessing. The other cups the pierced heart but does not touch it.
We move on from pain by acknowledging it and experiencing it. I took a look at this card along with the card of the month (7 of Cups, reversed). In this I see a calling out of how we DON’T recover from pain – denial and avoidance. Saying “It’s fine”. Escapism.
This week, take some time to reflect on the emotional pain that you are holding onto and why you haven’t let go. Are you denying how that pain has affected you? Are you distracting yourself in order to avoid this pain? Perhaps this is time to find a way to move forward.