Three of Swords

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Three of Swords ("tre di spade") from an Italian deck
Three of Swords from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

Three of Swords is the third card of the suit of swords. The suit is present in Italian, Spanish and tarot decks.

Card reading[edit]

This card depicts a pure piercing sorrow of the mind. The sorrow must be felt and experienced for closure and relief to come. Generally speaking, it is a negative card and often refers to loss.

The 3 of Swords = Saturn + Air[citation needed]. The interaction of Time and thought. The time period of Aquarius is indicated. The letters C L U are indicated[clarification needed]. It represents restriction and obstacles of thought. It is a card of mental illness and depression. One of the most negative cards in the entire deck.