Three of Swords


Key words

Upright: rejection, grief, loss 

Reversed: recovery, forgiveness, catharsis


Gray skies rain down on a red heart pierced by three swords. The heart is the boldest, most vibrant part of the scene. 


3: Growth, abundance, creation, path to success


The Three of Swords represents turmoil and loss, but one that will leave you better off in the end. Emotions tied to an unrelated situation may be coming up. Know that this situation does not have bearing on your worth as a person— you will get through this. 


You may be experiencing some painful emotions, but know that they won’t last forever. Let yourself cry, express anger, and feel however you need to feel. Perhaps it’s time to forgive someone who hurt you, or to be the first to apologize. Resolving a conflict can bring about catharsis, so don’t be surprised if you have some strong emotions after getting through your present circumstances.