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The Meaning of
the "Three of Swords" Tarot Card

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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.

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