Three of Swords Tarot Card

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Three of Swords card is an indicator of serious passions and emotions, strong gusts and aspirations. It suggests that the person, who performs the divination, has an idea that already become obsessive and has an unhealthy character.

If this card happens to appear when practicing divination on a specific situation or future, the Three of Swords card means that you might have to make an extremely difficult decision, or to realize something very unpleasant for you. If some action or event has to take place, then this card is also an indicator of interferences and obstacles to their implementation.

In relation to the Major Arcana, this card enhances the influence of the specific Major Arcana card in a spread.

Card Symbols

  • Swords
  • Pierced heart
  • Stormy heaven
  • Number 3 and an element

Card Meaning

Disgust, sadness, incompatibility, opposition, separation and unattainability. Three of Swords always symbolizes a desire for an unattainable ideal, a rejection of reality and yet an inability to escape from this reality. In other words, it is an attempt to solve a problem with wrong tools. This card means a choice of direction, perhaps for self-realization. In addition, the Three of Swords card may symbolize an attempt to achieve harmony at a matter level, which usually ends in failure. Three of Swords card has a motive of disagreement (non-perception) with reality, so the card can also symbolize a resistance, antipathy and discrepancy.
Additional Card Meanings: Absence, unattainability.

Reversed Card Meaning

In a reversed position the effect of the negative aspects is growing rising illusions, delusions, hallucinations, confusions and irredeemable errors. Three of Swords is a symbol of ideals, which are to be checked for stability and tenacity.


Be prepared to learn about something unpleasant, but inevitable.


Don?t indulge in dreams, you might feel disappointed.

Card of the Day

Today, you somehow have to swallow the bitter pill. You will have another fiasco at work or you’ll need to make an agonizing decision. So keep your back straight and try to go through it as soon as possible. Do what you must, but don?t put away an unpleasant phone call or a visit to the dentist to another day.

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