Tarot Musings: Aug. 15, 2022 — King of Wands and Three of Swords

Tarot Musings: Aug. 15, 2022 — King of Wands and Three of Swords

The most obvious way to read this pair of cards might be “a man will break your heart.”

But, depending on the question, such a literal interpretation might be completely wrong. The meaning is not always that someone will perpetrate something harmful against you. Something quite the opposite may be at work.

On one hand, a painful experience that stimulates growth and maturation can enable you to get over an emotionally difficult experience. It’s like the branch that has been damaged and sends out a new shoot to grow despite the damage.

Your ability to adapt to a challenge improves when you have had more trying and difficult experiences. The more that you solve problems, come up with creative solutions, and cope with what your career or your marriage throws at you, the better equipped you will be to deal with future challenges.

The Three of Swords depicts the traditional symbol of the heart, which aligns closely to feelings and emotions. However, remember that the card is in the suit of swords, which has much more to do with actions than feelings.

And yet, on the other hand, the King of Wands can represent a person, or represents the quality of an "old soul" or someone with wisdom.

In this case, there may be a person who helps you generate better ideas or solutions to a problem, especially a problem that is taking an emotional toll on you.

Think about how you solved a hard problem — did you do it on your own, or did you get help from someone else, someone who served as a King of Wands for you?

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