I couldn’t really see anything other than the traditional image of this card, but felt it should be darker. The swords crossing and protecting the heart were important too. Because I’ve often felt that self protection is an important element in this card.
She’s sitting in front of a sea of emotion but doesn’t dare look. She’s at a stalemate between the rational and the emotional. She can either dive into the sea or cut out her heart with the swords and move forward into that Swords Energy of thinking, mental processes, rationality, logic.
Swords Energy resides in the head and can give clarity, truth, fair judgements, good decisions. But thought patterns determine our emotions and if we don’t allow and nurture that heart energy (cups) then we can easily get stuck in negative thought-patterns, wrong judgements, coldness, cruelty etc.