3 of Swords

What Does the 3 of Swords Mean?

When you are so broken-hearted, you lose sight of reality. You lose the ability to think clearly & to see the next correct move. You cannot avoid this painful phase, but you can recognise it, and you certainly don’t need to stay here.

Lo Scarabeo Tarot

Tarot Card Meanings for the 3 of Swords

Keywords for the 3 of Swords:
Grief; heartbreak; emotional pain; a parting or ending of a relationship; troubles ahead; emotional disturbance; mental anguish.
3 of Swords Reversed
Being over-emotional; prolonged heartbreak; holding onto grief; denial of emotions.
3 of Swords as People
Marriage guidance counselors; divorce lawyers; knife throwers; users and the thoughtless; those grieving; forlorn or stressed.

3 of Swords Correspondences

TimingOct 3 – Oct 12. Saturn in Libra
Numerology3 – Triplicity, expression, expansion of the idea, growth, first stages of completion
Card Counting Value3 – card number
Yes or NoNo


3 of Swords as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Take a deep breath & brace yourself. The news isn’t good but it will get better.


There’s no hiding from it – something’s gonna hurt today. It may be a new break up, an argument with a loved one, or the anniversary of a painful event. There is nothing warm about the 3 of Swords, it has no apparent sunny side or angle to draw strength from.

Or does it? Unless you are the one to break free from chains of an abusive or onesided relationship, then no. But if you are, then there is hope. But it will still hurt, initially, of course it will. So you must be strong and bear your heartache and know that this too shall pass. One day not so far away, you will remember this dark and lonely day and smile that you made it through.

Outside of the realm of love, this card can also indicate issues that cause you pain, discomfort and disruption. This may be financial, business or news from afar. I cried when David Bowie died.. So be aware that even if it’s not direct, you will still feel it. The best you can do is prepare and be good to yourself when it hits.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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