• Tarot Minor Arcana

3 of Swords

Tarot Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.

3 of Swords


“Life knocks down everyone. The choice lies within  you whether you want to remain down for the rest of life or rise again.“

Heart pierced with three swords symbolizes the deep wounds caused by actions, intentions, and words to ruin you emotionally and physically. The heart reflects warmth, vitality, and affection but the pierced swords make it a seat for grief, suffering, and heartbreak. The raindrops are pouring like tears and speak about the grimness of the situation. Three of swords hints towards a low point in life.

The draw of this card brings the message of rejection, discouragement, and failure. Things are turning opposite to your expectations. It seems as if life is giving you no choice. During this time, think logically and analyze everything to avoid further damage. You can not reverse time. However, by learning from your mistakes, you can prepare yourself better for the future.

Pain and joy are part of life. Enjoy every phase of your life and appreciate it. Instead of grieving over pain and failures, learn to avoid mistakes in the future. The three of swords card implies that pain and suffering are meant to make you stronger, wiser, and more vigilant. Failure prepares you for the next stage. The decision is yours whether you wish to quit or bounce back stronger.

Your love life and workload can be the reason for stress, anxiety, and frustration right now. You and your partner may fail to understand each other because of some third party's involvement. Without honest communication and willingness to mend your relationship, both of you cannot maintain your relationship and call it a quit. Things are a little overwhelming right now. Be gentle with yourself and respect your relationships. Soon this period will be over, and everything will be calm and happy.