Clow Cards: The Dark


This card is an indication that there is no obvious solution or path. the feeling of being kept in the dark. This does ask for you to stay positive, and to look for any indication of light, which will indicate there is something coming- Light at the End of the Tunnel! It does show there is confusion and possible fear, but that is natural if you do not see the way forward, or where the obstacles are. Just be alert and try not to do anything that could cause you to stumble along the way.

Talk about burying your head in the sand. You are choosing to keep yourself in the dark out of not wanting to confront the person or situation that needs to be confronted. Not a healthy situation or attitude to nurture.

~from printout provided by shadowdancer~
**compiled from various incomplete sources & intuition


The Dark (Three of Spades [Swords])

Upright: Affections may experience "stormy weather", lovers separated, possible civil war. Haste makes waste. You need to accept your situation and save your energy for the next step.

Reverse: Disorder, confusion, loss, sorrow due to loss


*book translation* Let Nature Take Its Course

This card is an omen of loss and decay. It asks of you about how you live, upbringing, attachments, and how you die.

Advice of the card

[1] Haste Makes Waste

Find the time to take a deep breath and relax. Take a day off from socializing, planning, and involving yourself that gets you into the spotlight.

[2] Encounter Unnerving Worries

Try accepting whatever comes your way, because this will benefit your future.

[3] Surrender

Disappointments may lead to success. When nature takes it course, it indicates growth, decline, and regeneration. When something decays in nature it soon becomes the source of new births


Meanings inspired from the anime

The Dark is, along with the Light, one of the most powerful cards of the deck, without them being elemental cards. She is a woman-like entity with a serene and gentle personality. The Light and the Dark are complementary to each other. They are always together and they wanted to be sealed together. It might symbolize the fact that some 'negative' is needed to balance the 'positive'. Also, nothing is only 'black' or 'white', but a mix of both. In this case, the focus is on the black or dark aspect.

The Dark has the ability to warp space and create a void area only filled with darkness. It might symbolize negativity or emptiness.

It also has the power to bring forth the night. This could symbolize night itself or any night-related matter or event.

In the anime, the Dark decided to test the main character to see if she was worth of becoming the Clow cards' master. It could be telling you that a challenging situation happened in your life because you had something to learn out of it.

The Dark is under the power of the Moon and commands the cards related to darkness and illusion. It is related to Eastern magic.