The Three of Swords represents heartache. You feel something may have come to an end and you are in the process of coming to terms with this. Representing loss and/or devastation, this is an overall NO.
Table of Contents
- Upright Three of Swords – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Reversed – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Reversed Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Reversed Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Pregnancy – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Marriage – Yes or No?
- Three of Swords Interpretation In A Practical Reading – Yes or No?
- Lady Avalon of The Night
Upright Three of Swords – Yes or No?
The Three of Swords is shown as a huge red heart in what appears to be the midst of a storm. Rain is lashing down from dark clouds, and three swords pierce the heart several times. The pain is almost palpable. Swords in general, correspond with emotions, and this is no exception. There is never a good time to see this card in a reading. Can you associate this with current pain in your life? Is the rain representative of your tears?
Do not mistake this card for a person. The Three of Swords does not solely stand for relationships, although it can be linked to them. When we live and love to the fullest, we run the risk of losing that love from time to time. A job, a friend, or even yourself. The Three of Swords serves to remind us all that amidst the sadness and grief, there is a strong, bright beating heart that will not dim even when pierced. You are that heart, and you must remember that. In general I like to offer this card as a NO, but you must remember, there is no such thing as eternal sadness, and you must keep searching for a way to heal those wounds.
Three of Swords Reversed – Yes or No?
A little brighter, the Three of Swords in reverse sees your previous heartache, and tries its best to offer you the strength to overcome. Times may have been tough, and you have grieved as much as you can. It is now time to shed your skin and enter a new phase in your life, called a new beginning. Negativity no longer rules you, and you have learned valuable lessons when it comes to emotional pain. Hold on, because things are looking more positive now, and you must put the past behind you. I like to view this in reverse as a YES card, but be mindful of what sits either side of it in a reading. Your journey may end up being slower than you wanted it if includes the Moon card, or further swords.
Three of Swords Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
When it comes to love, there is nothing more daunting than the image of a a strong heart that has been broken in some way. We value love as a concept that makes us feel incredible, and those who encourage us to love with all of our hearts are held dear. What if that ended somehow? What if something or someone you loved was taken from you suddenly? You would feel immersed with grief, and that is exactly the meaning here for the Three of Swords.
This is never necessarily as straight forward as your great soul leaving you. The complicated way in which we can view this card can mean conflict or betrayal in a situation where you once felt safe and secure. You may no longer feel this way, and that will cause great pain. Of course, this is your chance to reflect and wait for the storm to pass, holding onto that big heart of yours whilst doing so. There is no greater loss than love, and no greater time to focus on yourself. For love, the Three of Swords is most likely a NO card – but remember, nothing lasts forever, and your, emotions like the tide, are always ebbing and flowing.
Three of Swords Reversed Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
When in reverse, the Three of Swords is giving you a clear message that you need to let go of negativity. I understand we can get lost in our own minds and sometimes allow doubt or insecurities to chew their way in, but what you are being told to do here is ignore those niggles. Are you struggling to let go of an unjust experience? Maybe you feel the time has not yet come to bury the hatchet, but don’t go too long before reuniting yourself with peace.
In reverse, this card offers a MAYBE – really what you want is in your hands. It’s a little bit like saying to somebody, ‘Well? Where do you want to go from here? You can keep going the way you are going or you can find the track and follow it out of the woods.’ Remember; you have that control. Is your relationship worth it?
Three of Swords Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
When it comes to practical advice, the Three of Swords is not the strongest in the deck to offer you a clear answer. It is with caution that it guides you away from decision making in the hope that you can either avoid impending pain or indeed lessen it as much as possible. There appears to be a gloomy set of circumstances that come with moving forward with any advice you may feel drawn to if this card appears upright and you may want to reconsider until emotions have simmered to a cool and more manageable scale. In general, I refer to the Three of Swords here as NO, but you might feel better knowing that if you are surrounded be cups or the Sun card, things may heal quicker than you hoped.
Three of Swords Reversed Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
If you are wanting advice from the Three of Swords in reverse, you are asking the right card. It tells you that you can overcome the past, and let go of what no longer serves you. The ability to do so is already within you and the card does nothing more than remind you of this during times of uncertainty. When you see it there on the table, think about what means the most to you. Prioritise your goals and put a positive spin on them, and hold onto that. For sure, a most likely YES card, especially around times of the new moon or when paired with the Death card.
Three of Swords Pregnancy – Yes or No?
It is possible to get lost easily. How did you get here? Why did nobody warn me how stressful it would be? When it comes to career, the path afore you is filled with light. If only this huge boulder wasn’t in the middle of it. There isn’t room to squeeze around it, is there? The trouble is, you have been stood staring at this boulder for some time now and you are still non the wiser. You only know you are tired from trying to push it unsuccessfully out of the way.
You needn’t push it at all. If you look to your left or right, you will see another path. This path is your destiny, a new job, a new opportunity that you have been ignoring because you have been under so much pressure to keep moving on your same path. The time has come to dare take another direction, without it being the scary unknown that you think it is. A likely YES but be careful of how you tread and what your heart is telling you.
Three of Swords Marriage – Yes or No?
Marriage is a lifetime commitment between two dear souls. I don’t believe in restarting that belief with another. Once you have found the other half of you, hold on tight and get through the good and bad times together. Have you been through a lot with your current love? Do you feel ready to promise yourselves to each other?
With a decision like this, after seeing the Three of Swords, you might want to take your time. Whom you love will be your mate for life. Choose wisely and ensure you are doing it for the right reasons. You may have recently been encapsulated with grief outside of this love, or perhaps times have been difficult and you are coming to terms with what you thought suited you but in fact has proven to be a challenge. The Three of Swords for marriage serves generally as a NO, but this is not without the notion that you can use your sadness the foundation of a new beginning, either with or without your love.
Three of Swords Interpretation In A Practical Reading – Yes or No?
If the Three of Swords appears in your reading, you may wonder what the outcome will be with regards to the question you have. Here are some questions I have previously been asked, where this lovelorn card has surfaced.
“I feel like I am in a place where I need a health overhaul, but it is such a daunting feeling knowing I will be out of my comfort zone. What is ahead for me?”
You haven’t necessarily been paying the best attention to your health. You know that because you want to make a change, but there is definite notice of that here. You find comfort in comfort, and that serves us all well from time to time. It is nice to treat ourselves and enjoy lifes delicacies, but there comes a point where your health must come first. Be encouraged to eat foods goof for the heart and mind. When you feel good, you look good.
“My husband and I are divorcing, but we share a child together. How can we make sure he is alright?”
Families are complicated, but we have the power to do what’s right even in the darkest of times. If you and your husband no longer have the desire to be together, you still have one common love; that for your son. You must work now more than ever to ensure he remains safe and secure knowing his parents love him, and take your time to heal from the loss of a marriage and hold the memories dear, whilst remaining friends. Your son needs to see you both get along.
“There is an office bully but I love my job. How do I cope with their constant remarks?”
You shouldn’t ‘cope’ with anything. This bully has been really getting to you, and ruining an otherwise great experience for you in the workplace. Maybe they have personally attacked the way you look, or the person you are. Perhaps they have targeted your work. Could it be that they are coming from a place of jealousy? Underneath the bravado are they insecure? If you have some holiday left, maybe take some time for yourself at home to regroup. Get to a place of confidence within yourself and return to work ready to gently approach the matter, either with your boss or with the person directly. It might feel tough right now but you are talented and strong, and you can beat this.
Majesty of the Rivers and Mists
I am Lady Avalon of The Night
A blessed being in disguise
My hair flows freely in the breeze
My guidance helps you feel at ease.