There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

-Washington Irving


The Three of Swords represents pain, sorrow, and rejection. It is possible that this card has come up before a great schism and acts as a warning sign, but it may also already be too late. In the case of the latter, this card challenges you to recognize pain as a useful obstacle to overcome and a tool to learn from. Allow yourself to be sad, but do not lose sight of yourself or your goals in the process


You are recovering from a recent loss or difficult path. You may still be suffering from recent hard times but it is important to not become stuck in grief and to let it go. Things are still difficult but day by day your road will brighten.