This card is a symbol of struggling to move against the weight of something keeping us back, with such determination that we are not even willing to spare the effort to glance backward and see what is impeding our progress. Exerting still more effort might allow us to struggle forward, step by halting step, but all the things that are holding us back have a single source.
In a reading, it suggests that sometimes, the best use of our energy is to name the thing that is causing our problems. By taking the time to identify the source of our problems, perhaps we can make better progress than we can if we merely struggle blindly against them without really looking at them.
Keywords: Struggle Deadlock Opposition
The Three of Tentacles represents a situation in which we have received more than we bargained for. The girl in the card made a decision not to flee the tentacles, not knowing that another tentacle was on the way. Similarly, we may have made a decision or performed some action, and now we're getting back more than we anticipated! Now is the time to swallow or drown.
In a reading, the Three of Tentacles may symbolize some decision or some turning point in our lives where we thought we knew what we were getting into, but turned out to be wrong and have now found ourselves in over our heads.
Keywords: Struggle Overwhelmed Chaos Gain