Today’s card is from the
Also known as the Marco Polo Tarot. Created by Riccardo Minetti, Severino Baraldi
Three of Swords
A young boy tiptoes into someone else’s richly colored tent. Dressed a red robe and shabby trousers, he is barefoot. His face is a mask of fear as he passes a basket at the entrance. Does the basket contain snakes? Is there a trap in the tent? The boy doesn’t know. He only knows that he’s afraid.
No one likes this card. Doesn’t matter what deck it is. Everyone hates it. Why? Because this card is all about facing the pain in life – no illusions, no excuses, no running away.
Take a good look around you. Is everything really hunky dory? Are you inadvertently causing someone else pain? While you may love to get up a jog a 5 am every morning, is your door slamming or car alarm beep bothering the shift worker next door?
Add in a healthy dose of Mercury Retrograde and you’ve got yourself one giant misunderstanding that can lead to all kinds of heartache and more bad karma that you can balance in a lifetime. And it’s all in the name of “but I didn’t know!”
Well here’s your sign. Let’s all take a moment. Take a deep breath and take a look around. You may not be able to come right out and ask if you’re ruining someone’s life – but you can see the signs. Watch for body language, tone of voice and above all, no one talking to you about how awesome your day was. Take some that awesome and see if can make someone else’s day brighter.
It’s a tough card to get through today – but you can do it!