Three of Swords
Against a red background, a yellow figure is falling toward three swords pointing straight up toward them. The swords have blue hilts with green stripes.
Upright: rejection, grief, loss
Reversed: recovery, forgiveness, catharsis
- What helps me cope with emotional pain or heartbreak?
- What are some healthy ways to release negative emotions and process grief?
- How can I use my past experiences with pain or heartbreak to show up for others?
Three of Swords Upright
The Three of Swords represents turmoil and loss, but one that will leave you better off in the end. Emotions tied to an unrelated situation may be coming up. Know that this situation does not have bearing on your worth as a person— you will get through this.
Three of Swords Reversed
You may be experiencing some painful emotions, but know that they won’t last forever. Let yourself cry, express anger, and feel however you need to feel. Perhaps it’s time to forgive someone who hurt you, or to be the first to apologize. Resolving a conflict can bring about catharsis, so don’t be surprised if you have some strong emotions after getting through your present circumstances.