Today’s meditation was not particularly successful, primarily because I had the helper coming and so I was trying to fit it in before she arrived. I did… but the effort caused me to be distracted. I’m going to try again before bed, I think. Nothing wrong with two sessions in a day if needed.
Today’s draw is the Three of Zephyrs (Three of Swords), which has a variety of meanings depending on which system you use. In reading with numerology, the the meaning of the Three of Air has to do with small gains and growth, groups and cooperation, communication, and the potential for “third wheel syndrome” in the area of the mind, logic, instinct, and intellect.
In the RWS system, this card is a representation of heartache and difficult times, sorrow and grief. I’ve never really understood -why- the Three of Swords would be an emotion card in RWS, though. It just always seemed odd to me. It can also represent negative self talk and forgiveness, though, which I do see as of the mind. Still…. heartache? Grief? As I see the Sword cards as Air, it seems like those themes would be better suited to the cups. Just my opinion.
SO…. my take on today’s card isn’t about either traditional definition, but is about the imagery of the card itself. What I see when I look at this card is a community working together to protect what they hold dear. They protect the children. They protect that new start, that new spark of life, the idea of something new and different that needs fostering and care. The birds protect the vulnerable while still allowing for that sense of community.
This message correlates with some of what my Self Care Saturday spread I’d posted earlier today is about this weekend. It’s about the budding of new ideas, and the protection of them. As you mentioned in your comments, the impression I got was that in sharing these new ideas before they are fully implemented, I can run the risk of them being stolen, dashed, or killed off. (And, there‘s the heartbreak.)
That is to say, sometimes you need to give new ideas time to reside within and be sheltered, and allow them time to grow, before you share them with the world.