About The Tarot

Fortune Telling Tarot Cards

Three of Swords

Visconti-Sforza Tarot (Cary-Yale 1466): Three of Swords

Swords were typically depicted with curved blades in ancient tarot decks to distinguish them from staves. They correspond to the playing card suit of Spades, (in Italian, spada means sword). This suit represents the element Air, and the social classes of Nobility and Military. Swords are considered a Masculine suit. Swords typically represent intellect, reason, mental clarity, and the sciences. They may also represent conflicts surrounding the questioner.

The Threes typically concern action, production, creativity, early results, mastery, achievement, birth, or loss. They can represent groups, or "three's a crowd" situations. Three can also represent the synthesis of a thesis and antithesis.

Painful separation. Sorrow heartbreak. Grief. Rejection.

This card depicts a pure piercing sorrow of the mind. The sorrow must be felt and experienced for closure and relief to come. Generally speaking, it is a negative card and often refers to loss.

Reversed Meaning: Releasing pain. Optimism. Forgiveness.

This card can represent the release of pain and grief and symbolise a sense of moving from past hurts and looking forward to a new life again.