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Three of Swords Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Three of Swords Card Meaning

The Three of Swords in Tarot stands for heartbreak, loneliness, and betrayal. The Three of Swords meaning in a Tarot reading could be one of heartbreak, real grief, or seemingly infinite sadness.

Upright Three of Swords Card Meaning

When the Three of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it could mean a warning about betrayal, abandonment, rejection, or a reversal of fortune. The Three of Swords card is a reminder of the banana peel life throws in your path. The appearance of this card tells you to beware, your world is about to turn upside down. The Three of Swords card is about your partner/spouse cheating on you, your best friend making snide remarks about you behind your back, or your business partner stealing from you. This is about heartbreak and betrayal. You feel just as the image on the Three of Swords card: three swords drawn through your heart. If you draw this card during a reading, know that something is amiss in your life. If you have been unaware, then the hurt is greater because you haven't been expecting it. This is the time to examine your life and try to locate the problem. Take nothing for granted. Listen to your gut feeling, your inner voice. There is every chance that you are thinking of hurting or betraying someone. This is the time to head off trouble.

Reversed Three of Swords Card Meaning

When the Three of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean it is time to let go of pain and move past sadness. It can indicate forgiveness and letting go of past hurts. You could have overcome heartbreak or extreme unhappiness to move on to happier times. It can also mean that you are repressing your grief or being too hard on yourself.

Three of Swords Card Love Meaning

The Three of Swords in a Tarot love reading can be an indication of sadness and heartbreak. If you're single, it can mean you're still heartbroken from a past relationship and unable to move on. If you're in a relationship, it could mean you need to do some major work on your relationship if you want things to get better.

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