ifate logo
  • LIVE Reading! in progress!
< Tarot Main Section < Tarotpedia

The Meaning of
the "Three of Swords" Tarot Card

vintage divider

Tarot Quick Info

Tarot card name:

Alternate Name:


Quick Tarot Meanings:

Sadness and tears. Differences are not reconciled. A dispute or wrong ruled the day. A time of deep emotion and sadness. A period of mournful contemplation over a loss or mistakes made.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Three of Swords"?

Restrained emotion. One who is in denial over true feelings. An outward performance which differs from inner feelings.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Three of Swords" Tarot Card:

Three swords pierce a large heart. Stormy clouds rain on the improbable scene. The image calls to mind the "Sacred Heart" of the Catholic faith.

The Meaning of the "Three of Swords" Tarot Card:

Heartbreak, betrayal, division, dispersion, a stop to the natural order of things. Emotions are being felt very strongly at this time. A period of reconciliation needs to follow. Painful loss. A life-changing event. All other plans need to be reconsidered in the face of whatever caused this calamity. It is interesting to note that the heart still looks whole and strong, despite the fact that it has been pierced by three swords - there is a possibility of recovery from the situation, even though it may not seem this way right now.

Now you're ready for a free tarot reading:

Time to put your newfound tarot knowledge to use? iFate's online tarot readings are easy enough for beginners, and powerful enough for experts. Try a free tarot reading now.

back to tarot main section
all content copyright ifate.com / futuremedia LLC

Look-up another tarot card

More ifate logo Tarot:




If you're consulting the tarot about love and relationships then try this spread: Shows the energies and romantic possibilities between people.

This free tarot reading is often used by psychics to help singles looking to find out about that special someone. (Great for couples too!).




"Arrow of Love"


The Arrow of Love tarot spread, also called "Cupid's Arrow" is a favorite of psychics for insights into love & relationships.

How does your relationship stack-up? Is the romance still there?

This is an intermediate-level 6 card tarot spread.




Our tarot experts drew this card for today!



tarotpedia tarot card meanings


Need to look up a tarot card fast? Its all here in our Tarotpedia!



Single-Card Reading

single card tarot reading

Psychics often answer quick questions with just one card: Often just pulling one tarot card from the deck gives a psychic important insight into a situation or an individual. Try it yourself.

[Uses AutoShuffle for a faster answer]

unlock icon

Use a ReadingCode:

Use a ReadingCode to recall your previously created tarot readings or share them with friends or psychic readers.