Sorrow is universal. Anyone who can feel knows how tragic life is. If you want to leave suffering behind you have to stop living. Quite often though, sorrow is something we create and magnify by our own actions and attitude, which is why I turned the central sword into a figure, whose face is also the pierced heart. It struck me when I was playing with the design that the way the swords entered the heart looked like eyes and a mouth. Often these ideas are generated visually, by playing with forms. I also thought that the two heavy downward pointing swords were like two options or two conflicting desires that cause the pain by being impossible to reconcile, which harks back to the common idea of trouble in three way relationships. And also to the attribution of Saturn in Libra. We all know how hard it is for Librans to make up their minds.