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Three of Swords

Three of Swords - Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords:  sorrow, heartbreak, separation, loss, disappointment, ending, divorce, hurt, pain, heart trouble, depression

General meaning:  Sadness and heartbreak.  The big time let down.  Breaking up is hard to do.  Tears will flow.  Deep wound.  When this card shows up in a reading, it’s a sign that things may be turning sideways.  Strong emotions, namely depression, sorrow, or anger.  The Three of Swords is one of the strongest indicators of divorce or a relationship ending.  Getting dumped.  Betrayal.  Surgery.  Back stabbing, triflin’ behavior.  Hurt feelings.

Reversed:  Healing the hurt.  Recovery. Letting go after a major disappointment or loss.  The storm is parting and the silver lining arrives.  The dark cloud lifts.  A new outlook.  Attitude adjustment.  The end of a hard, emotional period.  Reconciliation.  Physical healing.  Apologizing.

Affirmation:  I can use my pain as a tool for growth.

Theme song: “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton

Journaling prompt:  When have you been deeply hurt?  How have you hurt others?  Write about hurt – both being hurt and causing hurt.


Your boo broke your heart
Now you living apart
Dat pain is real
But you gotta heal
Look in the mirror
And dry those tears
Time to move on
He ain’t the one
Face the fact
Your love was whack
He was acting grimey
And all two-timey
Although you feeling rough
He wasn’t good enough
Hold your head up high
And say boy-bye.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014


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