In this post, I will tell you my opinion of what the Three of Swords means. And I will also describe all the love meanings of Three of Swords in your love tarot readings.
You’ll also learn the meaning of the upright Three of Swords in Love Readings if you are asking questions like “Will I find my new love”, “How does he feel about me?”, “Does he love me?”, “Will he confess his love?”, “Is he a good partner for me?”, “Will he make a marriage proposal”, “Does he miss me?”, “Does my EX love me?”, our relationships analysis, etc. To see – scroll down the article.
As for spreads for beginners, I recommend 1 card love spread. Or you may try a very simple spread “Does he miss me” here. If you are interested to learn more and see the development of your relationship use 3 card spread. Keep in mind that your attitude is very important.
Take a look at the love meanings of the Major Arcana here.
Background and General Meaning of the Upright Three of Swords
The co-creator of the most popular Tarot Deck Arthur Waite writes that the 3 of Swords means “all the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumerations”.
What do you see pictured on the card? Heart pierced by swords, grey background, clouds, and rain. I feel cold when I look at the card, the only bright object is the heart that yet suffers.
Yes, it’s really hard for the heart right now, but life is arranged in such a way that after a period of pain, relief, and healing come. And there is no other choice but to accept this sadness and pain in the heart, we realize it and survive it.
One of the main meanings of the Three of Swords is a choice made contrary to feelings. Do you remember, that by 2 of Swords, it was impossible to make a choice, and here we see a breakdown of what everything led to. Everyone has moments in life when something ends or changes. And the Three of Swords is the pain that occurs at such moments.
Therefore, the general meanings of the Three of Swords are sadness, sorrow, difficulties and breakup, painful experience, and painful feelings. These are all emotions that can leave an aching wound on the heart.
Can Three of Swords be positive?
If you are asking Can Three of Swords be positive, you should understand that everything that happens in our life is for the best, behind every cloud there is a silver lining. And by Three of Swords, the Universe gave you the opportunity to get the necessary experience, to make an important decision, albeit a painful one. The positive meaning of the Three of Swords is that you have acquired an important experience at the right time in your life, that leads to wisdom and self-improvement. And in the future, it will lead you to joyful events, because everything in our life is not accidental, and the Universe leads us to joy and happiness. For now, the road to that beauty will pass through pain, but it will not last forever.
With that said I would answer to “Is the Three of Swords always bad?” that it is a good card for realizing the truth, albeit a bitter one. But which then will lead to improvement and healing. Once you’ve learned this lesson, you won’t find yourself in these situations again. Mary K. Greer, a well-known Tarot reader, writes in her blog that Three of Swords means beginning and ending. So all bad things end and good things begin.
Upright Three of Swords in Love Readings
In my spreads, I use this Tarot deck, you may check it here.
Tarot Three of Swords as Will I find my new love?
For you, this issue is important and brings a lot of excitement. Unfortunately, 3 of Swords as new love does not mean that you will meet a new love soon. Your heart will continue to worry about this. It also means that you still have not recovered from the previous betrayal, and are not ready for a new relationship. Take this as a sign from Heaven that you are having a painful experience,a real miracle will follow soon.
Otherwise, the divination of the Three of Swords as new love may predict the meeting of new love. But it will not bring you happiness. Or it will be unrequited love because swords mean intelligence and communication – your partner may be interested in you as an intellectual interlocutor, although not everything will go smoothly in communication. Or you will be overtaken by difficulties that you cannot cope with and eventually break up. In any case, a new acquaintance will bring a wound to your heart, but still a valuable experience.
Tarot Three of Swords as feelings. Three of Swords as How he feels about me?
The Three of Swords as how someone feels about you means that his heart is broken. Various sad and gloomy thoughts swirl in his head in relation to you. Most likely he had to make some decision that broke his heart. But whatever decision he makes, the card says that his heart suffers. Therefore, the Three of Swords as feelings means yes, he has feelings for you, but they are expressed through pain.
On the other hand, the divination of Three of Swords could also be that you broke his heart. And now he feels unrequited love and suffers.
Three of Swords as feelings after marriage often means that his expectation in some areas were not met and he feels sadness and sorrow. You should talk to him and find the reason for his feelings. Accept it as a chance to gain wisdom and improve the situation in your marriage.
Three of Swords as feelings after breakup means that he cannot find a place for himself from the pain in his heart that he is now experiencing. He is lonely and gloomy now. He is mired in sad and painful thoughts about you. Perhaps this is love. But most likely, this is a feeling of disappointment that everything turned out just the way it is now and not the way he imagined in his dreams.
Will he confess his love?
Three of Swords as a confession of love means that he is tormented by the fact that he cannot declare his love to you. And that makes him suffer. The reason for this may be that he decided against his feelings not to make a declaration of love. But the card can’t tell what the reason was exactly.
Or the reason may be that you or someone else did an act that brought him pain, brought a heart wound. And now he simply cannot think about love, it takes time for the wound to heal.
Is he a good match / partner for me? Is he the one?
The Three of Swords as a partner tells that your partner has a broken heart, so he is in a depressed state of mind. Most likely it is not easy for you with him, because Three of Swords as a person means a person who sees everything in dark colors. You have to give a lot of your energy and effort to bring it into balance.
On the other hand, the Three of Swords may mean that it is you who will be left with a broken heart in a relationship with this partner.
In any case, divination is not the most joyful. But take it as a necessary painful experience, after which improvement will surely come.
Will he make a marriage proposal?
The Three of Swords as a marriage proposal does not indicate a good outcome of the situation. Either your partner or you will end up with a broken heart. It could be a rejection of a marriage offer due to making a decision against one’s feelings. But what is the reason for such a decision – the card does not say.
In any case, such painful and unpleasant decisions or encounters of the 3 of Swords lead to gaining experience and wisdom, self-improvement. It is only important to survive the peak moment of pain. And then the Universe will prepare for you a reward for suffering.
Upright Three of Swords in Love Readings about Your Ex
Tarot Three of Swords: Does my Ex love me? How does my ex feel about me?
The Three of Swords as how my Ex feels about me means that there is no peace in his heart. He experiences pain, no matter how much time has passed since. He is still worried. Can we call these painful feelings true love? It is you who should decide.
Three of Swords as feelings for Ex also means that he still feels that bitter heartbreak when he realized that you no longer love him.
Does he think of me? Does he miss me?
The Three of Swords as does he miss me means that he thinks about you and remembers and misses you. But these thoughts of you hurt his heart. He is tormented, it is very painful for him to think about you.
The Three of Swords as thoughts means that he thinks that he has lost his illusions about you and this hurts him even more than his feelings for you. Also, his thoughts of you might be that you have broke his heart and he still can’t heal it.
Will he come back?
At the moment he is suffering. But the Three of Swords as reconciliation does not tell that he will come back. He made his decision, and perhaps even against his feelings. And this decision now brings him pain.
Upright Three of Swords in Relationship Reading
The Three of Swords in relationship reading means that you are both unhappy. You are going through a very difficult moment due to the fact that your expectations were not met. Or one of you has had to make a decision, even against your/his feelings, and that is hurting right now. Three of Swords as relationship advice will tell you to take this painful situation as a necessary life experience that you were destined to have. It will lead you to self-improvement and wisdom. After that, improvement will surely follow.
If you want to know how the relationship will develop further, the 3 of Swords as relationship outcome means that something that you are going to miss will collapse. The Three of Swords as advice in this situation means that if you and your partner value your relationship, you should talk frankly about the current situation. After all, there is always a chance to avoid inconvenience by talking openly with your partner. And the divination of the card comes true if you do not do anything new. Therefore, you have a chance to settle everything before the moment of complete collapse comes.
Here I tried to summarize everything and give you very brief information in the table below.
|Three of Swords in Love Readings||Your reading|
|Will I find new love?||No|
|Does he love me? How he feels about me?||Not really|
|Will he confess his love?||Not likely|
|Is he a good partner for me?||Not likely|
|Will he make a marriage proposal?||Not likely|
|Does my Ex love me?||Not really|
|Does he miss me? Does he remember me?||Yes, still…|
|Will he come back?||Not likely|
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