3 of Swords

3 of Swords

Meaning

Pain and heartbreak are the themes of the 3 of Swords. Something has gone terribly wrong, and it feels like you are being pierced in the heart, over and over again. This Tarot card can symbolize a third party in love, or it could mean pain from your past that you need to heal in order to love fully again. You don't have to hold in, it is okay to feel the emotions associated with this betrayal. If you have not experienced this pain, this may be the time to look to your own actions. Is there someone you are hurting unintentionally?

Symbolism

The 3 of Swords is rarely a welcome card, but when you see it arrive in the Tarot then know that you are given information that you can use to correct the situation. This card depicts a heart that is pierced by 3 swords, and the message is clear. Heartbreak is in play in the situation at hand. It could represent past pain that you have not fully healed or resolved, or it could mean heartbreak is on its way. Either way, remember this card is a Minor Arcana card, the pain this card represents will likely not change your life, but for the time being, it does sting. Take steps necessary for personal healing, or begin a path of recovery that will help you to heal and move towards a happy life.

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