The Three of Swords doesn’t always play out as you’d expect
My American friend Kathryn is scared of the doctor! It’s strange, as she comes from a family of medics, but nevertheless, she doesn’t like visiting the surgery. In the town where she lives, doctors are proactive in encouraging patients to get tested for various things, such as diabetes and kidney function. So, the medical receptionist called Kathryn to book a blood test, but Kathryn didn’t want to go and politely refused. The receptionist called again. And again. After several calls, Kathryn still downright refused to go. She’s healthy, feels great and absolutely did not want a needle poked in her arm without specific good reason.
However, the receptionist was – without exaggeration – a bully, who wouldn’t stop calling – she even called Kathryn’s best friend to tell her to send Kathryn to the surgery! That wouldn’t be allowed in England as it would be seen as a breach of patient confidentiality.
Anyway, Kathryn got really upset with the receptionist, who was continuing to call and scaremonger her into having blood taken. Eventually started to panic, Kathryn drew herself a Tarot card – and was horrified to pull the Three of Swords. This card can be particularly upsetting as its imagery – especially in the Rider Waite deck, is of a floating heart being pierced by three sharp swords. It signifies a breakup and loss, usually accompanied by intense sadness, emotional suffering and great disappointment.
Kathryn viewed the card as sign of doom and gloom, heartbreak on the horizon and reason to be worried. But actually, the image couldn’t be more appropriate for a simple blood test! A heart – the supplier of blood, and three sharp stabbing implements!! (Needles in arms…) It didn’t automatically mean heartbreak.
Still, whatever the pictoral and emotional connotation of the card, the fact that it appeared alongside a dispute over a blood test meant there would be no harm in getting the test to make sure there were no physical problems with her heart.
And, thankfully, the bottom line here is that Kathryn is absolutely fine. She had the test and now she can relax in the knowledge that everything is functioning as it should. But here’s what’s interesting…
The bullying receptionist got fired!! The doctor had overheard her being nasty to Kathryn on the phone, and it turned out that she had a history of being overly forceful to the point of upsetting patients. Feedback to the surgery frequently stated that the medical care was great but the admin woman was offensive.
So Kathryn’s negative and distressing relationship with the receptionist came to an abrupt end as the woman lost her job due to her unacceptable behaviour. The Tarot card’s message was fulfilled twofold.
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(Just to mention, the photo is a stock image – the lovely nurse is probably a model; she’s certainly not the battleaxe doctor’s receptionist described in this blog!)