The Thoth Three of Swords-Sorrow, represents the state of universal sorrow. It is a prevalent state of melancholy that we find when it deep meditation. It is the lurking passion to create but its children have become monsters in their own minds.
In an individual context, this card can represent thoughts of sorrow, where brooding over the past is currently producing sorrow. Much like the universal sorrow, we created something we thought would be joyful but it ended up as a heartbreak.
The 3 of Swords/Sorrow card also represents triangular relationships such as, Father, Mother and Child, and could represent our first sorrow experienced in this family context. Therefore it may imply brooding over the past of 3wks, 3months or even when we were 3 years old. This sorrow is a piercing of our core identity, as shown by the sword piercing the lotus. How we handle the first triangle relationship is how we will handle the next ones; be they friend-sibling-mate or friend-co-worker-friend.
No matter the relationship triangle we may experience, the tendency for the mind to hold grudges or network the parts of past pain into present circumstances, leaves us in the past as a "wanna-be" personality of stasis rather than a I AM personality of action and change.
When thrown this card suggests the need to remove oneself from the triangle relationships that produce sorrow and that are not constructive.
Of course, there are many fruitful and constructive triangle relationships; However, the two swords at the top being bent by the entry of the third sword, can show us that something must be resolved between three people.
Also the central sword can be an event that bent the receptive and dynamic sides of our nature which can confuse our relationships with male, female and ourselves.
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