Storm clouds, pelting rain, three swords stuck through a plump, red heart. This is not a good harbinger for the upcoming Valentine’s Day! In Tarot, swords represent the element of air, thus thoughts, words, communication in general. If you’ve been hurt by someone’s words or if you’ve been the one to lash out, now is the time to come to terms and reconcile. Swords are double-edged–they can vanquish and save the day or they can wreak havoc and destruction. Consider the effect of your words. What kind of communication do you think fosters best results? If you’ve been hurt, try to forgive and move on (it’s best for you to let it go). Maybe try not to take things so personally–we all have our moments. And if you are hurling invective into your universe, check your attitude. There may be better ways for you to communicate your needs. The good news is that storms don’t last forever. The sun will come out and even perhaps a rainbow.
A sturdy night sits atop a black work horse holding a golden coin. He’s accoutered in red accessories (gloves, robe saddle cloth which match his horse’s bridle and reins. A jaunty green feather springs out of his helmet matching the verdant landscape on which the pair stands. In the distance is furrowed land ready for seeding and mountains and trees further in the background. The sky is illumined yellow as in a bright sun shines. Pentacles are opportunities of an earthy kind–business, building, growing. This fellow may be slow and plodding but he is persistent and extremely loyal. There’s always something to be said about slow and steady winning the race and it’s good to have workers in your corner. Don’t pass him by should he offer you a golden coin. Take a long view and appreciate persistence over flashes of brilliance which can burn out quickly.