The cards pictured are from the Regal Shadow Tarot Deck.
The King of Cups and Three of Swords
The first card we are diving into this week is the Three of Swords. When this card comes up it often points to a broken heart or betrayal. The emotions are heavy and we are working through our disappointment.
This energy could come from us on a personal level or it could be how we feel about the world. Either way, we are feeling raw as our tender hearts are punctured.
If we push away our dark feelings, we also risk numbing ourselves to joy. When we try to sail past complicated emotions, we miss out on the richness of our experience and the wisdom we can gain.
By sitting with our feelings and honoring them, the heaviness can be addressed. They will not go away immediately, but through our acceptance, the emotions will dissipate.
When we face how we feel it can lessen our fear and confusion. We can then work with the energy and think about what is really hurting us. We can talk to a friend, express our pain, and name our emotions.
Through working on our personal feelings, we might also be able to be there for someone else that is hurting. Some of our heartbreak can be mended by supporting a loved one.
We can find refuge with others who might feel the same way right now. It is a universal human experience to feel hurt and brokenhearted. We are never alone in our emotions as everyone can relate to feelings of pain.
Some questions to ask yourself under the influence of the Three of Swords: How do you work with painful and uneasy emotions? How do you stay present with the feelings and not numb them away? And how do stay grounded while experiencing grief?
We are called to be honest with ourselves and to allow our emotions to come up to the surface. When we do this, we feel relief as it confirms the feelings we have been holding inside. We might have a good cry and feel renewed after our tears.
The Three of Swords wants us to connect to our true emotions and give space for them to be shared. We often feel closer and more loving to ourselves after experiencing this energy. And when we release some of our pain, we can make room in our hearts for love to enter.
The King of Cups brings a soft energy as we work with the vibrations of the Three of Swords. The King is all about balancing our emotional states as he uses both his head and his heart in harmony.
This card brings calmness and empathy that helps us to stay afloat through the complexity of our grief. We feel a grounded energy even in the watery state we find ourselves in.
Like all the cup court cards, the King of Cups speaks to our emotions, creativity, and intuition. Our artistic abilities are heightened and we might find ourselves writing a poem or creating a piece of art to release our feelings.
The King might also point to a loving and mature person in our lives that we can lean on for support. Don’t be afraid to reach out to loved ones this week as we navigate big feelings.
Mantra for the week: When I tap into my emotions, I experience a deep release. I have all the tools I need to support my growth.
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