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Three of Spades meaning​

3 of spades

Three of spades means a change of plans, that usually results in emotional pain and broken heart. It is a bad card, no doubt about it. In a mild case this card could announce a cancelled date or misunderstandings between two lovers. In the worst case it is an omen for a break-up or divorce.

Quick check:  is 3 of spades in your cards today? Are you heading for a heart-break?

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Detailed meanings for the Three of Spades​

Three of spades English Cartomancy meaning


As Master-Card, Three of Spades means a suddenly changed Plan, a Discomfiture.

Influenced by its like suit, a loss.

By a Heart, a sudden Failure, a Doubt or Fear.

By a Diamond, a Breach or Quarrel.

By a Club, a sheer Folly, not to be warned away by a friend.

Sibylle des Salons cartomancie meaning 3 of spades

3 of spades Card title – Trap

Misunderstandings at work or at home.

If reversed – Incompetence and abuse of power.

Three of Swords meaning tarot


Three swords piercing a heart; cloud and rain behind.

Divinatory Meanings: Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion, and all that the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumeration.

Reversed: Mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

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Three of spades meaning

By the water, or a very short journey across water.

Note: It is quite unusual to include the Three of spades is the classic American card reading, because it was done with a Piquet deck, which only has 32 cards. The meaning for pip cards 2 through 6 was only added later. If you’d like to get a true Classic American card reading, we advice to discard the 3 of spades and ignore its meaning. 

03 of spades meaning french deck

Three of spades is a Silent card. It is usually omitted from the Traditional French cartomancy  deck. However, if the Fortune teller includes this card in the reading, it means that the cards do not want to tell you the truth. It also reduces the divinatory meaning of the nearby cards.

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Three of Spades meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

3 of spades meaning

Cartomancy is never based on the interpretation of a single card. It is the interplay of the cards that creates the most interesting insights.

Go ahead and try the card reading below.

If you get the 3 of spades on the first go – that’s a sign of good luck. The Fortune  will smile gently and generously upon You.

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Today’s card reading is the Three Free Fortunes. It is based on the traditional French cartomancy. It is good for people who would like to get a quick, but serious reading of the day. 

A day without love is a year of emptiness… Check out your current standing with a Free Tarot Love Reading. It is good for people who appreciate the classic Rider Tarot presented in an accessible way. 

If you know what you are doing,  try the Free Card Spirits oracle. The unstable arcana spirits dwell in the beliefs of the consultant. If your belief is strong enough, they might help you in many ways – for example – conceive a baby, seduce a lover or curse an enemy. It is a dangerous kind of cartomancy, so it is not for the beginners. 

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