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Tarot: Three of Swords

Two snarling young men in furs and leathers, both gripping the blade of the same sword in their right hands. Each one holds another sword by the hilt in his left hand. Below the sword they're fighting over is a smashed melon. Stormclouds are crowding overhead in an ominous grey sky.
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This is the card for broken hearts.

Simple as that. All the rest of it is pop psychology.




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Jan. 8th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
I think that this is the card for the stuff that actually breaks hearts. The 5 of Swords is the card for hearts that are already broken.
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Oh! I see what you mean. I went out and did some more reading on it.

I could say, this is the card for breaking hearts, maybe.
Jan. 10th, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
Huh, this one is kinda interesting because I feel like there's a story behind it but I don't know what it is. I waited a while to comment on it because I was looking at it the other day when I was way tired, and thinking what is the story? And then my brain labeled it "The Great Watermelon Tragedy" D: and I was like no! That's silly! I can't say that! I have to think of something deep to say! But then I couldn't but I wanted to say something and so I am posting this. :P I'm not sure if this one is my favorite art of all the tarot cards, but it's definitely up there in terms of making me feel all curious about what is the story and wondering who those people are.
Jan. 10th, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
*is giggling despite herself* Ok we had another bad day and took today off work, but that's still funny. The Great Watermelon Tragedy.

It doesn't have to be your favourite of all time or anything. In a way, all of these are experiments and I don't know which are going to come out good or not. That's pretty cool though that it makes you wonder about the story. It's not one specific story like some of the others, but even the ones that are from specific stories are supposed to be open to whatever other things they inspire in the person that's looking at them.
Jan. 10th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
I think there's a saying like the devil is all in the details, metaphorically speaking, and I must say that I think the watermelon detail really made this illustration for me. It made it feel like there was some kind of real-feeling story behind all of this. Also the way they're gripping the blade of that sword makes me wince. :(
Jan. 11th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Technically it's some other kind of melon, because it's on another world and the inside is more pulpy than a watermelon. But I was probably asking for the misinterpretation by making the outside stripey.

You're kind of supposed to wince at the sword. The idea is that both guys are so angry with each other that they don't care that they're hurting themselves by hanging on. I mean really, if either of them wanted to do damage to each other, they'd just have to let go the middle sword and take a swing with the sword in their off hand. But they're not doing it. Cause they're too busy arguing.
Jan. 10th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
"The Great Watermelon Tragedy"

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