Learn the meaning of the Three of Swords Tarot card
The Three of Swords depicts an extremely painful image with a large red heart pierced by three swords. The background of the card is entirely covered in grey, which also fills in the rain clouds above the heart. The symbolism of the card indicates disappointment and disillusionment, but very often the Three of Swords also indicates going against your feelings. For this reason, although the Three of Swords is sometimes referred to as the card of great pain, despair, and sometimes even mourning, it does not have to carry only a negative message. It is important to remember that the Three of Swords is also about using reason and logic, and being able to keep your distance from matters that you feel strongly about. On the other hand, the Three of Swords is a bad sign when it comes to emotional matters because it indicates a lot of pain and hurt that may accompany you in your current relationship. Regardless of the position in which you see the Three of Swords, it is not the best sign for you. It portends problems in important matters, but as soon as they arise they can disappear along with the pain.
The Three of Swords in an upright position is a card that very strongly alludes to strong negative emotions that you may be experiencing. For this reason, the Three of Swords in an upright position regardless of your question foretells disappointment and sometimes pain that you can expect in the near future. The card can also speak of the fact that it is your actions towards another person that will cause them feelings of hurt and regret. But don't forget that the Three of Swords in an upright position, like all the threes in Tarot, will tell you that a third party is involved in the matter in question. It is most likely that this person's influence will lead to some kind of loss, which should be accepted in this case. In particular it may refer to love affairs, but the Three of Swords itself may also refer to professional or health problems. The card may also herald actions and situations that will require you to go against your feelings. What is comforting, however, is that the events depicted by the Three of Swords in the upright position are only happening on a mental level, and can often be exaggerated by us.
In relationship questions the upright Three of Swords will be a very bad sign whether your question is about a new or ongoing relationship. The upright Three of Swords is primarily associated with pain and very often is a harbinger of great loss and separation. Moreover, the Three of Swords in the upright position may also symbolize a time when you will be going through some kind of mourning associated with great sadness and often tears. Like all threes in the Tarot, this card may also portend a situation in which someone from outside your relationship is involved. The card may indicate betrayal, which may bring the relationship to an end. Under certain circumstances, the Three of Swords in an upright position may also indicate a relationship that is devoid of feelings or that you are making decisions that go against your emotions. The upright Three of Swords also represents all kinds of conflicts and communication problems that need to be resolved in order to clear the atmosphere in the relationship and be able to get through this difficult time for you. For single people, the upright Three of Swords can also foretell loneliness and difficulties in finding your other half, or even longing for your previous partner. All this will lead you to dissatisfaction, isolation and even feelings of anger in the near future.
The reversed Three of Swords indicates the blocked energy of this card, which can be explained in two ways. The first will indicate even more pain and despair that will accompany you in the near future. This can be interpreted as a heart of swords, which will find it even harder to break free from the despair and loss you have experienced. On the other hand, the Three of Swords in reversed position may speak of a moment when you are finally ready to free yourself from a painful situation, but also from a past that comes back to you again and again with the same painful experiences. The reversed Three of Swords will very often indicate betrayal, but its unfavorable meaning will also be felt in the financial field, where it may foretell a material loss. This may be the case if you lose your job or cash as a result of a bad investment. The Three of Swords reversed also indicates extreme and even morbid jealousy on the part of the partner, as well as a problem with health, especially related to heart disease. The reversed Three of Swords encourages you to put grief behind you in relation to people and events that have a negative effect on you.
The Three of Swords in the reversed position in relationship questions may portend a breakup and release from the current relationship and its accompanying pain. Relief may also be gained by cleansing the relationship of negative emotions and forgiving the other half. The reversed Three of Swords will often be a sign of coming to terms with the past and coming to terms with a loss, for example, after a recent breakup. This does not mean, however, that the Three of Swords reversed is in itself free of negative feelings. Your experiences may still cause you grief, anguish, or even jealousy toward your partner, but this time it will be much easier for you to let go of those unpleasant events and reopen to a current or upcoming relationship. By itself, however, the reversed Three of Swords can also symbolize a toxic lingering of anger and despair from which you do not want to break free. For single people, the Three of Swords reversed can foreshadow a time when you don't want to commit to a serious relationship because you currently need space to let go of previous painful experiences. You may find the support of a psychologist particularly helpful during this time.
3 of Swords, Three of Spades, 3 of Spades
Pain, creation begins with destruction
Betrayal, hurt, struggle, tears, breakup, divorce, disappointment in your partner, having to come to terms with loss and relive pain
Loss, bereavement, hurt, blocked healing, morbid jealousy