Three of Swords

Three of Swords

Swords: Action, Ambition, Aggression, Force, Movement, Struggle, Strife


  • Heartbreak 
  • Disagreement 
  • Sorrow 
  • Stormy Relationships 
  • Painful Emotions 

This is a stormy time for relationships. Disagreements can result in break ups. There is heartbreak and sorrow shown here. Aggression and force do not always serve to your advantage. There is struggle and strife. The heavy rain and clouds during this period can cloud your vision and judgment.


  • Emotional Recovery 
  • Rebound 
  • Growth 
  • Healing 

The worst is over. After the dust settles from recent squabbles things will look better. There is still heartbreak, pain, and emotional suffering here, but it's leading to healing and growth now. You are on the rebound and the grief process is winding down.

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