THREE OF CUPS

THREE OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Celebration, friendship, creativity, community
Reversed: An affair, “three’s a crowd”, stifled creativity

THREE OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Three of Cups is a card of celebration and accomplishment. Three young maidens dance in a circle with their golden goblets upraised in a toast of joy. Their arms reach out to each other and they connect through their emotions and their friendship with one another. The ground is covered with fruit and there is a general sense of abundance and happiness. Each woman in the Three of Cups has a wreath of laurel on her head. Wreaths of this type have long been a symbol of victory and success. A sweet smelling laurel wreath is also a symbol of protection, peace and purification and is a message that the favour of the Universe is upon us, and that we shall be the victor in this stage of our lives. At the women’s feet lie various flowers, symbolising joy, beauty, compassion and growth. The flowers remind us of the good times in life, the sweet smell of success, and the beauty that surrounds us if only we open up to its presence.

UPRIGHT THREE OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Three of Cups is representative of friendships and collegiate, harmonious relationships. It is a time when you are open to helping others, which in turn means that others are open to helping you. It is about spending quality time with your loved ones and your friends.
This card reminds me of the wonderful connection and friendship that exists between the four female characters in “Sex and the City” – Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda. They stand by each other, through thick and thin, and they are always there for one another as they make their way through various relationships, careers and other life journeys. Nearly every episode, they can be found enjoying each other’s company, often over a Cosmopolitan or another fancy New York cocktail. You get the feeling that these girls will be friends forever and will know that they can always count on each other for support and compassion.
You may find that by turning to your female friends, you receive the love, support and compassion you need right now. Your close circle of friends may be a mothers’ group, old school friends, a women’s networking group or a collection of friendships that you have built up over the years. There is a oneness shared between your close friends and you, and there is a general feeling of sensitivity and sympathy with one another.
The Three of Cups heralds a very sociable period. You will find a harmonious balance between meeting your commitments and spending quality time with friends and family. This is a great time to let your hair down and indulge yourself a little! You may be particularly drawn to the bar or restaurant scene, indulging in great food, wine and cocktails! You may also be celebrating something special, such as a birth, engagement, wedding, re-union, or birthday.
For the moment, even though life’s problems go on, you can take time out to forget about the hassles of the everyday world and enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. Such respites are often needed before and after periods of high stress, to stop you from getting burned out emotionally or physically. When this card appears and you are experiencing a high level of stress, take some time off to recuperate, and gain the support of friends before returning to ‘reality’.
More broadly, the Three of Cups indicates the end or conclusion of any problems you have been experiencing, particularly those that relate to your interactions with others. A compromise will be found which will serve all the interests of those involved and will allow for a more harmonious environment. You can facilitate this process by bringing about positive change within yourself and changing your attitude and the way you react or deal with what is happening. Treat the situation with compassion and give the benefit of the doubt where possible.
The Three of Cups represents community and groups of people coming together to focus on a common goal for the greater good of others. You may find that by reaching out to others and banding together, you can achieve a huge amount in terms of sharing your positive energy and passion with others, benefiting the wider community. It is a sign that you should seek out other people to celebrate your successes along with you.
The Three of Cups is also a very creative card, suggesting that you may pursue a creative outlet within a group environment, such as an art class or a dance class. This is a great way to connect with others and to access your creative abilities.

REVERSED THREE OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Out of all the different readings that I do, more often than not I see the Three of Cups reversed come up in relationship readings when there is a third person involved. Often it is a reflection that you, the querent, are that third person and may be involved in an affair or dealing with an unfaithful partner. When this card appears in a reading, look to the other cards for more detail on the nature of the relationship. If you see the Seven of Swords, there is a likely betrayal of trust and possible cheating; if you see the Five of Swords, it is likely that you already know about the other relationship but you are trying to ignore that it exists; if you see the Devil, think carefully about the nature of the relationships as they are likely to be hedonistic and generally unhealthy to those involved. It is unlikely that this situation is sustainable as ‘three’s a crowd’, thus something has got to give.
On a broader scale, the reversed Three of Cups can indicate that your creativity is being stifled and instead you are being forced to conform to the group in which you are operating. You may be part of a very tight-knit group that does things a certain way and is not open to innovation or alternative approaches. You need to consider whether you are willing to sacrifice your creative abilities in favour of the group’s desires.
The Three of Cups reversed may reflect isolation from others. If this is the case, it is time to take charge of the situation and to reconnect with your community. Consider joining a group or organisation, and if the need for support is present, seek out the necessary resources.
Similarly, the Three of Cups reversed can indicate that you have lost touch with your close friends, perhaps due to a falling out or other, more demanding priorities such as work or family commitments. See this card as a reminder to reconnect with your friends, let your hair down and have a good time, without worrying too much about the consequences.
On the other hand, the Three of Cups reversed may indicate over-indulgence in the party scene. You may be spending most nights out at bars and nightclubs, indulging in drugs and alcohol and throwing caution to the wind. You may also be in the ‘work hard, play hard’ mindset, when what you need is greater balance in your life. Be mindful about the longer-term consequences of your actions and ask yourself whether this is indeed a sustainable lifestyle. Take a break from the social scene to regroup and get some much needed sleep.

THREE OF SWORDS

THREE OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Painful separation, sorrow heartbreak, grief, rejection
Reversed: Releasing pain, optimism, forgiveness

THREE OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Three of Swords is a simply illustrated card with a difficult message. A heart, suspended in the air, is pierced by three swords. The heart is symbolic of emotion and beauty, while the piercing swords reflect the ability of logic and power to harm the physical body and the emotions of a person. The sky is heavily clouded and rain pours down violently, representing a grim moment in time.

UPRIGHT THREE OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Three of Swords represents rejection, sadness, loneliness, heartbreak, betrayal, separation and grief. Such events feel so painful because they are unexpected. However, the Three of Swords often serves as a warning sign to show when one or more of these are possible. By preparing for this difficult event, the emotional blow can be minimised or even prevented entirely.
That said, pain, sorrow and grief are often a necessity in the journey of life. Without pain, there would be no challenge and no lessons learned. Pain can be a great motivator because it encourages you to surmount obstacles and ultimately learn from your mistakes. Each challenge you encounter creates that initial pain, which is inevitably turned into an opportunity to grow stronger and to change the direction of your life as a result of the lessons learned. While the pain may cloud your vision for a certain period, it will eventually allow you to see clearly and to put the past behind you. Though life seems meaningless at the time, recovery can and will occur. It takes faith, self-love, forgiveness and time. Count your blessings.
The Three of Swords therefore serves as a reminder that if you can start to see pain as a learning opportunity, life will suddenly become less painful. You need to really get in touch with pain and sorrow. Challenges remain but once they are no longer perceived as negative or ‘bad’, they lose a lot of their impact. This card is therefore encouraging you that you have the ability to conquer any pain that comes your way. Understand how the pain can help you grow. If someone has betrayed you and you do not think you can ever love again, challenge that belief. Do not be surprised when your heart emerges from darkness, capable of loving even more than before.
Similarly, the Three of Swords speaks of loss and difficulty, of sacrifice and broken relationships. It follows the difficult decision required in the Two of Swords, where you may be avoiding the necessity of making a tough choice. In the Three of Swords, the choice has been made, and you are now experiencing the consequences of your action. Often the choices make involve choosing one good over another, or one evil over another, and thus when you have finally made your decision, you are still left with the pain of losing the option you have not chosen. Often, however, the pain of losing something you once valued (such as a ‘comfortable’ relationship in which you are no longer growing) is necessary in order to prepare you for a more fulfilling experience in the future.
The Three of Swords is also about release. When you have suffered a major setback, or loss, it is a good time to have a good cry, which is all part of the cleansing process. Expressing your sadness and letting it all out will then help you to move on to better times. However, it is also important that you continue to focus on the future path ahead. There can be a risk that you may become overly absorbed in the loss and the surrounding emotions that you lose sight of the need to just let go and move on. The loss becomes your focus rather than the recovery. It is time to accept the loss and then move forward with your life.

REVERSED THREE OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
In its reversed position, the Three of Swords indicates that you have recently gone through a difficult patch where perhaps a relationship has ended or has experienced challenging times, a loved one has passed, or you felt hurt from a situation that affected you deeply. Thankfully, this time has passed and you are on the path to recovery, realising that with behind every cloud is a silver lining and there are indeed other things in your life which you can feel happy about. You have reached a point where you can accept the pain and hurt and are ready to move on.
On the flipside, the reversed Three of Swords can also suggest that you are finding it very hard to move on from a recent loss or heartbreak. This card suggests that inside you are still suffering emotionally from a previous loss and need to go through an emotional purging process to allow yourself freedom from your past. You are doing your best to leave this behind and make a new life but it is still a long journey ahead. Be careful that you are not getting ‘stuck’ in the moment of grief, and instead you are focused on leaving behind your past and embracing new opportunities. It is always hard to bear the pain of separation or understand why you have been inflicted with such sorrow. Learn to accept your situation so that the healing process will not become blocked. Allow yourself to experience the pain, give yourself the right to grieve and release the heartache. Let it go, and then, once the upset, pain and tears have gone, open the door to new experiences.
If you are experiencing challenges in your relationships, the reversed Three of Swords serves as a reminder to be the peacemaker. Never be afraid to say you are sorry. Always think before you speak so that you will not later regret what you have said.
When you see the reversed Three of Swords, ask yourself, “In what ways am I suffering? What do I most feel sorrowful about? What can I do to release this pain and learn from it?”

THREE OF PENTACLES

THREE OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Teamwork, initial fulfilment, collaboration, learning
Reversed: Lack of teamwork, disregard for skills

THREE OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Three of Pentacles shows a young apprentice working in a cathedral. In front of him stand two architects who are holding the plans for the cathedral. The apprentice appears to be discussing his progress so far with two architects and even though he is less experienced, the architects listen carefully as they value his opinion and his specialist knowledge. There is also an acknowledgement that this young man is an essential contributor to the completion of the cathedral and the architects want to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

UPRIGHT THREE OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Three of Pentacles, like the Threes in the other suits, represents the initial completion of a goal or plan. In this case, the Three implies the fulfilment and manifestation of a creative venture, business, or building project. The inspiration of the individual (i.e. the mason) is beginning to be concreted in the material world, and the decisions of the two (i.e. the two monks) have been made successfully. An initial satisfaction is now being enjoyed and the project is well underway. You have all of the skills necessary to accomplish your goals in life, thus you have the ability to succeed in all your ventures. You are keen to improve the quality of your life or your work.
The message of the Three of Pentacles is one of encouragement. If you continue to work toward the fulfilment of your dreams and do not allow disillusionment to dampen your enthusiasm, ultimately you will experience prosperity and success in your goals. You need to do work that is satisfying to you and that you can be truly proud of. What new beginnings are you experiencing in the material realm? Is there some project or creative venture you have been putting off because of fear of failure? The Three of Pentacles indicates that dreams can be made real with persistence, determination, and effort.
The Three of Pentacles may also suggest that you need help to complete your work and can draw on the knowledge and experience of others. It may be beneficial to share your work with a partner but only if they are as conscientious as you.
At the core of the Three of Pentacles is the notion of teamwork and collaboration. In the card, we see a young mason working hard on building part of the cathedral. The two monks enter, with their worldly knowledge and spiritual understanding to bring a new perspective to the mason’s work. Even though their backgrounds, experience levels and knowledge is very different, they are able to come together to share their expertise in a way that creates synergy and improved results. There is no ‘us and them’ or any sense of superiority. Rather, each person has something unique to offer and is willing to learn from others involved in the project. Everyone is getting the job done together and is contributing to the group through effective listening and sharing. This is a positive card to see when teamwork, collaboration and cooperation are required between parties with different levels of experience.
The Three of Pentacles also points to the importance of feedback. The mason is open to listening to the monks and taking on their feedback on his progress so far. His primary goal is to do a great job, and he knows that the monks will be able to help him get there. He does not take it personally but uses their feedback and input to continually improve in his work.
Effective planning, management and organisation are also key components of the Three of Pentacles. In order to accomplish significant goals, such as building a monumental cathedral, it is imperative that detailed planning occurs to ensure that all the components are progressing well. This card therefore reflects a time when it is essential to create a detailed plan and to follow a schedule. This is when good project management will pay off.

REVERSED THREE OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Three of Pentacles can indicate a lack of teamwork, whereby people are acting in competition with each other and trying to appear the most knowledgeable. You may be trying to work collaboratively with others but there is an increasing level of tension as each individual tries to exert power or control over the group, thus negatively impacting the harmony of the people involved.
If you rely on the cooperation of others, now may be a good time to break free of your current group or network and join forces with another group. The lack of harmony and teamwork is having a negative impact on your performance and there may be a lack of a common goal. It may be best to just move on at this stage.
The Three of Pentacles reversed signifies that you are seeking more respect in the workplace. You have had to be polite and listen to the opinions and feedback of your superiors but now you seem to be growing restless with always taking the advice, rather than giving it. You want to work in an environment where you have the chance to voice your own opinion and be heard, where you are seen as the expert or the leader. You may also be seeking new colleagues who bring with them new knowledge, so as to create a more synergistic team environment.
The Three of Pentacles reversed can also indicate that you are working in a fairly mundane job, in which your contributions and experience are not really appreciated or valued. There is not much opportunity for growth and advancement, and you feel as if your skills and capabilities are not being effectively utilised. It may be a good time to make a career move and find somewhere where your skills are more valued.
Given the upright Three of Pentacles is about good planning and organisation, the reversal of this card can suggest that you are need to bring more of this energy into your work. If you do not have a clear view of how you will accomplish your goals, then it will be beneficial to stop work momentarily and plan out your next steps at a detailed level.

THREE OF WANDS

THREE OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Preparation, foresight, enterprise, expansion
Reversed: Lack of foresight, delays, obstacles to long-term goals

THREE OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
On the Three of Wands, a man stands on a cliff, with his back turned, looking out over the sea to distant mountains. From this height, he can see all that lies ahead and is aware of the impending challenges and opportunities. The three Wands surrounding him are firmly planted in the ground, reflecting his commitment to his future plans.

UPRIGHT THREE OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Three of Wands indicates that your plans are now well underway and you are starting to consider even more opportunities to expand your current plans and maximise on the potential of your future. Everything is progressing steadily and as expected, thanks to your solid planning and ongoing motivation to persist.
The Three of Wands indicates opportunities to expand your horizons, through study, travel, business enterprise and learning. You need to become more aware of the opportunities that exist for you right now as there may be more than you are aware of. To best see and take advantage of them you must concentrate, cooperate and remain open-minded. You may be more aware that your best opportunities lie outside of your current environment, so it is time to think BIG. Consider what you can do to open doors for yourself and create more development and self-exploration opportunities. It also signifies the changes and challenges that are up ahead and that are associated with expanding your horizons and entering new territories. Given the man in this card can see far ahead of himself, then you are likely to already be aware of the upcoming changes and challenges and can prepare for them ahead of time.
Similarly, this card is also about embracing change and adopting a longer-term view. It indicates you are in a position of strength as you control what happens around you. Thus, this is a card of vision and foresight and looking for greater possibilities. You are being encouraged to become a visionary and to dream beyond your current limitations. Now is the time to accept your vision and be confident that you will achieve it. Move fearlessly into new areas.
Given the expanse of the water in the card, the Three of Wands often depicts travel. This card encourages you to think big in terms of where you want to travel to and what you will discover along the way. This card sees you travelling over water to a far-away country, where you will then have the opportunity to fully develop yourself and learn many new things. I see this as a wonderful card of opportunity that encourages you to be bold and take this leap of faith to truly develop who you are.

REVERSED THREE OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Three of Wands reversed suggests that you have attempted to embark on your own journey of personal development but you have been unable to accomplish the goals that you had hoped for. There may have been some unexpected delays and creative blockages to your path. There is disappointment and frustration, and a general feeling that you may have just wasted your time by even starting on this journey. What you may not realise, however, is that these setbacks are in fact an important part of your bigger life journey and will have contributed to your personal development anyway.
You may also be struggling to put your plans into action and you are now feeling worried that you have gotten in over your head and tasks appear overwhelming. You may have had a lack of foresight and were unable to detect the challenges as they arose, or you may have been unrealistic about the risks associated with your plans. Break down your plans into smaller tasks to make them more manageable and more realistic. Conduct a risk assessment ahead of time to understand what challenges you may potentially face, and then create mitigation plans to avoid or minimise those risks.
In a business reading, the Three of Wands reversed may indicate a lack of cooperation, wasted efforts, delays, or bad luck or obstacles from outside in commercial ventures. You may be dealing with a business partner or another business that is only out for their own material gain, and as such, you are at risk of being betrayed in your business pursuits. You may also find that there are shipping delays or product manufacturing delays, particularly if you rely on an overseas source as part of your business. You know that you need to be open to receiving help but you are also concerned about others exploiting you for their own gain.
In a relationship reading, the reversed Three of Wands can indicate that there is a fundamental issue of not being able to pursue your longer-term goals together. Your partner may want to travel or to expand their horizons by moving interstate or internationally but you may be reluctant to do so, putting an obstacle in your partner’s course. This is becoming a major issue for the relationship. For the relationship to work in the long-term, you need to work this out together and come to a compromise.
Similarly, in the context of relationships, the reversed Three of Wands can act as an indicator that you are better off not engaging in any long distance relationships. Perhaps this is something you have tried in the past and you now realise that this is something that really does not work for you. You are wary of all the drawbacks and negative consequences associated with such a relationship, and instead you feel you would be suited to someone who was actually physically available and located nearby. You also know that you do not want someone who travels a lot, particularly for work, because again it means that they are not fully accessible or available to you.

THREE OF SWORDS

Three of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Heartbreak, betrayal, loneliness, removal, absence, division, depression, separation, sadness, heartache, unhappiness, upheaval, grief, sorrow, upset, disorder, confusion, alienation, loss, distraction, ill-health, conflict, disillusion, trauma, serious misunderstandings, tears

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Swords represents unhappiness, heartache, sorrow and sadness. It is a Minor Arcana card of grief, loss, depression and tears and when it appears in your Tarot reading it generally indicates a period of difficulty or hardship, usually on an emotional level. Distraction, conflict, disillusion and serious misunderstanding are all represented by this card so whatever situation it signifies will bring with it confusion, upset and upheaval. The Three of Swords also indicates depression, trauma, disorders, loneliness, absence and betrayal. You have suffered or will suffer a loss or betrayal of some kind when this card appears and not one that can easily be brushed over. You will be feeling this loss on a deep emotional level and you must give yourself time to process what has happened. Though it does represent hardship, this card is not all bad. The most difficult situations in our lives often teach us more about who we are and what we are capable of than the good times. Give yourself space and time to heal and learn all you can from the experience. If you need support, don’t be afraid to reach out to the people that love you.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Three of Swords is not a great omen as it can indicate ill-health, surgery and disorders. Your health or the health of someone you care about may not be as great as you would hope and you will be experiencing a level of sadness or disillusionment with regards to this. It can also be an indication of cardiac issues. However, this card can also be associated with anxiety, depression and trauma so it may be an indication that any physical health issues may be manifesting as a result of deeper emotional or mental health issues. Whatever the case, taking care of your mental and emotional health at this time will be extremely important to your recovery, so be kind to yourself and try to keep a positive outlook

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Three of Swords is not a great omen as it represents tears, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow and conflict. This does not have to mean the end of your relationship but it does strongly indicate that there are some difficult issues that need to be addressed in order for the relationship to survive. You need to sit down with your partner and have an open and honest discussion about how you feel and respectfully listen to each other. Descending into arguments, nasty comments or recriminations will only cause the situation to worsen. You may have become unhappy or disillusioned with the relationship or there may simply be a lack of communication between you and your partner leading to serious misunderstandings between the two of you and a sense of alienation or loneliness in the relationship. The Three of Swords can indicate a breakup, divorce or separation and the legal matters associated with such events. The three swords of this Minor Arcana card can also indicate the involvement of a third party. This may mean interference from a third party trying to stir trouble. In some cases, it can represent cheating or infidelity as it is a card of upheaval and betrayal. If you are single, the Three of Swords can indicate loneliness or alienation. You may be still feeling the loss of your previous relationship and struggling to come to terms with your grief. You will need to deal with your grief in order to move on. It can also indicate being the person with whom someone cheats on their partner. Ask yourself would someone who really loves and values you put you in this position?

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Swords represents stress, disillusionment or losses so it is not a great omen. This Minor Arcana card can signify the grief and loss experienced due to the sudden loss of a job or redundancy. It can also represent becoming disillusioned with your career or prospects. It may also indicate breakdowns of communication, arguments or strike action at work as it is a card of division and conflict. Whatever the case, it is generally an indication that your career is causing a lot of grief in your life at the moment. If you are experiencing conflicts in the workplace try to have a respectful, open and honest conversation with the parties concerned to resolve it. Listen to their concerns as well as voicing your own. If you have suffered a job loss, try to make the most of the free time you have by doing the things you normally wouldn’t have time for. It is important to stay positive and realise that career is just one aspect of your life, don’t let any issues in that area overshadow the other areas of your life. In a financial context, the Three of Swords is not a great omen as it can indicate a loss and upheaval. You may have suffered a financial loss, or an emotional loss which has financial consequences such for example a divorce or separation. Things may not have worked out the way you hoped but now is not the time to stick you head in the sand. You need to come up with a step by step plan for managing your finances. Take it one task at a time and you will come through this.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Swords indicates that you are in need of healing. Recent events or losses have left you feeling bereft and sorrowful. You may feel there is little consolation to be had at this time. However, it is often out our greatest sorrows that give us the biggest opportunities to grow, learn and evolve as spiritual beings. Reach out to people you trust for support at this time and allow yourself the time you need to grieve the loss you have experienced. Be open to the messages your spirit guides are sending you, they are there to guide you through this storm.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Three of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Releasing pain, overcoming depression, optimism, forgiveness, overcoming grief/ sorrow/ sadness, recovering from heartbreak, reconciliation, compromise, sharing problems, getting over the worst, repressing emotions, inability to let go of pain, suppressing memories, refusing to let go of emotions

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Swords reversed represents overcoming unhappiness, heartache, sorrow and sadness. When reversed, it is a Minor Arcana card of optimism, overcoming grief or depression and releasing pain. When it appears in your Tarot reading it generally indicates that you are recovering from your heartbreak and getting over the worst part of a bad situation or event. You may be reaching out to friends and sharing your problems or reconciling with someone whom you were hurt by in the past. You may have reached a compromise or be at a point where you are able to forgive and let go of past trauma. Alternatively, the Three of Swords reversed has a flip side. It can be an indication that you are repressing your grief, sorrow or traumatic memories. That you are refusing to let go of negative emotions and are holding onto your pain. Look to support cards to confirm this.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Three of Swords reversed can signify a return to health after a period of ill-health, surgery or disorders. You should be feeling much more optimistic about your chances of recovering or healing. Alternatively, this card in reverse may be telling you that anxiety levels are playing a major part in any health problems you are experiencing. Do not allow your fear to overwhelm you, seek professional help if you need to.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate that you are moving into a period of reconciliation or forgiveness in the relationship. You are ready to let go of the pain or heartache your relationship caused you in the past and to forgive and move forward. The lines of communication are once again open and your relationship has a good chance of progressing as you release the pain you have been carrying. It can also in some cases indicate reconciliation after a breakup. Alternatively, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate that you are holding onto grief, sorrow or pain unwilling to let them go. Your partner may have betrayed or hurt you in the past and you are continuing to focus on this and feel unable to forgive them. If that is the case, you need to ask yourself if there is any point in continuing the relationship. Your relationship will not be able to grow while you are holding onto past indiscretions. This doesn’t mean you pretend that it never happened but you can’t keep using it as an emotional stick to beat your partner with, even if they did cause pain and sorrow in your life. You need to figure out if you can draw a line under the past and move forward together. If you can’t it may be time to let them go so you can both move on to a something healthier. If you are single, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate healing from a breakup, separation or divorce. It can also be an indicate that you are coming out of a period of feeling lonely and isolated and are feeling much more optimistic about your future relationship prospects. Alternatively, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate an extreme level of holding onto sorrow after a bitter breakup, divorce or loss of a loved one. There is no doubt that what you have been through has devastated you. At the same time, holding onto the pain is not going to make you feel better. You may need to consider seeking help from a healer or professional counsellor to help you start the healing process.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Swords reversed can represent a stressful work or career situation starting to resolve itself and optimism coming in. You may be feeling much more upbeat and your work environment may be much more positive and happy. Perhaps the person who was causing the stress has left the company. Communication has improved and there is an atmosphere of reconciliation, compromise and forgiveness. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card in reverse can signify an already difficult work situation getting worse. Lots of previous upheaval and the bad feeling that has caused is made worse by people being unwilling to let go of negativity or choosing to hold grudges rather than draw a line under things and move forward in a productive way. In a financial context, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate that you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after a period of financial difficulty. You may be coming to a compromise with lenders to pay back a debt or they may agree some level of debt forgiveness. You may be reaching out for support or help with your financial problems and you should be feeling much more positive when it appears in your Tarot spread. Alternatively, this card can indicate a severe level of wallowing in a financial loss. You may have lost a job you loved or lost your home or financial status due to the recession. This card suggests that you are still holding onto the memories of what once was, unwilling to accept where you are today. You need to accept your situation and begin to take real steps to improve it, rather than wallowing in self-pity.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Swords reversed can indicate a time of forgiveness and healing after a loss or heartbreak. Recent events or losses left you feeling bereft and sorrowful but you have come through that and are finally healing the pain. Alternatively, it can indicate that you are holding on to your sorrow, unwilling or unable to let go of the grief you feel. When we are consumed by grief and pain we often close ourselves off to the messages our spirit guides are sending us. Try meditation or Reiki to help heal the sorrow and allow the guidance your spirit guides are sending you to enter your heart.

THREE OF WANDS

Three of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Travel, moving abroad, foreign land, foresight, forward planning, moving forward, self-confidence, self-belief, freedom, success, happy with choices/outcome, hard work paying off, experiencing life, spreading your wings, adventure, long distance/ travel romance, fortune favours the brave, overseas trade/expansion, growth

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Wands represents freedom, adventure, travel, moving abroad and foreign lands. It can indicate hard work paying off, success and being happy with your choices or the outcome of your situation. This card also signifies foresight, forward planning, moving forward, growth and expansion. It is a Minor Arcana card of self-confidence, self-belief, spreading your wings and experiencing life. It tells you that fortune favours the brave. It can also represent holiday romances and long distance relationships.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Three of Wands can signify recovery from an illness or injury and moving on after a period of ill health. As it is a travel Tarot card, it can indicate travelling overseas for treatment or getting vaccinated for travelling abroad.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Three of Wands is a good omen as it signifies moving forward, success and being happy with your choices so your relationship should be going well when it appears. It can also represent moving abroad or travelling to foreign lands so you and your partner may be travelling or moving abroad together when it appears. It can also signify a long distance relationship. If you are single, the Three of Wands indicates that you will be enjoying the freedom of being single, experiencing life and spreading your wings! It can also signify a holiday romance, meeting a new love while travelling or starting a long distance relationship.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Wands can represent travelling overseas in relation to work or taking a job abroad. You may simply be looking at options for working abroad or considering other countries you could work in or you may be sent on a business trip abroad. If you are business, you may be considering taking your company global. It can represent overseas trading or expansion. It can also indicate that there is a need to shake things up and expand your horizons in your career. In a financial Tarot reading, the Three of Wands is a good omen as it indicates that you will be reaping the rewards of your success and your finances will be expanding. You may be considering using some of this wealth to expand your horizons, go travelling and see the world or maybe just take a holiday.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Wands indicates that you are feeling happy with your spiritual progress at the moment. You should be feeling fortunate and adventurous when it appears in your spiritual Tarot spread. It is a good omen for psychic development as it represents foresight.
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Three of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Returning travels, moving home, lack of foresight/ planning, holding on to the past, haunted by the past, lack of confidence, self-doubt, restriction, failure, disappointed with choices/outcome, frustration, clipped wings, lack of progress/ adventure/growth, failed long distance relationship, failed overseas trade/expansion

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Wands represents moving back home, returning from travels and homeland. It can indicate restriction, lack of progress, adventure or growth, failure and being unhappy with your choices or disappointed with the outcome of your situation. This card also signifies lack of foresight or forward planning or holding on the past and being haunted by it. It is a Minor Arcana card of lack of confidence, self-doubt, frustration, clipped wings and shying away from life. It can also represent failed holiday romances or failed long distance relationships.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Three of Wands reversed can represent contracting an illness while abroad so make sure you have travel insurance if you are going abroad and take proper precautions if you are travelling such as getting vaccinated and wearing mosquito repellent in high risk countries. It can also represent being unhappy with the speed at which your recovery from an illness is progressing, be patient with your body, it will come back to full strength in its own time.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Three of Wands reversed is not a good omen as it signifies lack of progress, lack growth or being disappointed with your choices so your relationship may not be going well when it appears. It can also signify feeling like your wings have been clipped so if you or your partner would like to travel, you may feel that the other is restricting or holding you back. It can also signify a failed long distance relationship. If you are single, the Three of Wands indicates that you are holding on to the past or being haunted by it and this is affecting your ability to embrace being single and enjoy the freedom and adventure of it. It can also signify a failed holiday romance, breaking up with a new love you met while travelling or a failed long distance relationship.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Wands reversed can represent cancelled plans to travel overseas in relation to work or not taking a job that you are offered abroad. You may be frustrated with a lack of opportunity to progress in your current job when it appears. If you are business, you may have turned down the opportunity to take your company global or be frustrated with the lack of opportunity to do so. It can represent failed overseas trading or expansion. You may feel stuck in one place, unable to shake thing up when it appears. In a financial Tarot reading, the Three of Wands reversed indicates that you have too much going on at the moment and your finances are in chaos. You need to keep better control of what you have coming in and out when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Wands reversed indicates that you are feeling frustrated with your lack of spiritual progress at the moment. You may be struggling with your past or being haunted by it when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed in your spiritual Tarot spread. It is not a good omen for psychic development as it represents lack of foresight.

THREE OF PENTACLES

Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Apprenticeship, learning, studying, growing, hard work, commitment, building on success, collaboration, teamwork, determination, goals, dedication, quality, attention to detail, tradesperson, achievements, recognition, reward, hard work paying off, effort, motivation​

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Pentacles is a positive card to get in a Tarot spread. It represents learning, studying and apprenticeship. It also signifies hard work, determination, dedication and commitment so whatever you are doing at the moment, you are likely to be giving it 100%. It also signifies building on success or foundations. You have worked hard to overcome your challenges and the effort you have put in should be paying off. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that you may be collaborating with others to achieve your goals.

Health
If you have been trying to improve your health or fitness, the Three of Pentacles Tarot card is a great omen to get as it indicates that all of your hard work and determination will be starting to pay off and you should be feeling the benefits soon. Keep trying until you reach your goals, you can do it.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Three of Pentacles indicates that you are committed to the relationship and are putting the effort in to it to make things work. If you have been having issues in the relationship, it can be a sign that you may seek the help of a relationship counsellor to overcome your issues. You and your partner are growing together and learning about each other. If your relationship is relatively new, the Three of Pentacles can represent a time in the relationship where you are learning all about each other and figuring out how to share your lives with each other. If you are single, the Three of Pentacles can indicate that someone you like has noticed you too. It can also mean that you may meet a potential partner through work or study.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Pentacles indicates is a great work ethic, commitment and determination. You will be putting a lot of effort into your career or business and building on previous successes when this card appears in your Tarot reading. You may be learning in your job or studying to improve your qualifications. Your hard work, dedication and attention to detail will not be going unnoticed either as the Three of Pentacles represents achievement, recognition and rewards. The Three of Pentacles can also indicate that you may need to collaborate with others to complete a project. If so, the collaboration should go well as you all combine your various skills and come together as a team to achieve a successful outcome. If you have recently started a business, the Three of Pentacles can represent growth and coming through the initial challenges successfully. For a tradesperson, the Three of Pentacles is a sign of good workmanship. In a financial context, the Three of Pentacles is a good omen as it indicates that you will soon be rewarded for your efforts. Any financial struggles should soon be a distant memory as your hard work and determination pay off.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Pentacles indicates that you will be learning or studying new spiritual practices. It is also a sign that if you put the effort into your spiritual development you will reap the rewards.
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Three of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Not learning from mistakes, unwillingness to learn, lack of growth, poor work ethic, lack of commitment, mistakes, lack of effort, lack of teamwork, apathy, no determination, no goals, no dedication, no motivation, poor quality work

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Pentacles reversed is not a great card to get in a Tarot spread as it indicates that you are not learning from your mistakes or are unwilling to do so. You may be overwhelmed with the sense that you do not know what you are doing. However, you are not putting the effort into learning! This card signifies a poor work ethic and a lack of effort, determination or commitment. You may be lacking the concentration and dedication required to achieve your goals or you may not have even set yourself any goals. It can signify feeling apathy toward the various areas of your life and just not giving things your best efforts. Everything just seems lacklustre and there is no motivation or growth. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate delays caused by conflict within a team or a lack of team spirit.

Health
In a health context, the Three of Pentacles reversed tells you that you have to put the effort in if you want to see results. If you have been having health issues, this card advises you that you need to take proactive steps to help yourself if you want to improve your health.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Three of Pentacles reversed can indicate that a third party may be causing friction in your relationship. It can also indicate a lack of commitment or growth. It can signify that you and your partner are not putting the effort in to make the relationship work and that there is a feeling of apathy towards each other. If you are single, the Three of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are not putting your best foot forward in terms of relationships. You may be feeling apathy towards the idea of dating or are just not prepared to put the effort into meeting someone. It can also be a sign that you are not learning from your past mistakes and as such are repeating relationship/dating patterns that have not worked for you in the past.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Three of Pentacles reversed is not a great omen as it can indicate that you have lost your motivation, dedication or commitment and the quality of your work is suffering greatly as a result. When this card appears, it does not mean you lack ability. It usually means that you are not putting enough effort in or not applying yourself. You may be unwilling to learn or reacting defensively to constructive criticism or you may not have gained the qualifications needed to further your career. The Three of Pentacles reversed can also represent poor quality workmanship. If you are involved in a team project, it can be a sign that the collaboration will not go well. If you have recently started a business, the Three of Pentacles reversed can represent a lack of growth and lack of motivation to put the work into making it a success. In a financial context, the Three of Pentacles reversed indicates that you need to put effort in if you want financial security. Don’t expect a cash windfall or for finances to just magically work out if you do not have a good work ethic.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Pentacles reversed indicates that you need to open and willing to learn if you want to make progress on your spiritual path. If you are finding that you are reluctant to move forward, you need to examine why. You will need to work on developing your spiritual gifts and find the motivation do so.

THREE OF CUPS

Three of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Reunions, celebrations, parties, socialising, gatherings, indulgence, festivals, festivities, gatherings, happiness, wedding, engagement party, graduation, baby shower, happy times

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Cups Tarot card is the Minor Arcana card of reunion or celebration. It can signify someone from your past coming back in to your life. It can also signify parties, festivals, weddings, engagement parties, baby showers and other similar celebrations. With this card appears in your Tarot reading you can look forward to a happy event in your life. It signifies group of people coming together with open hearts and minds to celebrate important events. It is a very positive card that indicates happy times, uplifting and positive energy and good feelings.

Health
In a health context, the Three of Cups Tarot card indicates that you may have a lot of social events or celebrations coming up that could tempt you into overindulgence or excessive partying. Enjoy yourself but be mindful of the impact excessive indulgence could have on your health and try to moderate things.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Three of Cups Tarot can indicate that someone from your past may reappear in your life in a romantic capacity. It can also indicate that you will have an abundance of potential suiters after a period of solitude or loneliness. If you are in a relationship, it can indicate that you may have a celebration to look forward to such as an engagement, wedding, baby shower etc. When this card appears you can look forward to happy times or events to celebrate in your relationship. It can also simply be an indication that you and your partner will find yourselves attending lots of weddings or engagements.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Three of Cups can indicate that there will be a celebration in relation to your work or career. This may be in the form of graduating from a course, a successful launch event for a business, a celebration of the successful completion of a project or an office party. It can also indicate that there will be a good atmosphere in your workplace or that there will be a buzz about the projects you are involved in. Any team work you’re involved in will be going very well and everyone will be getting along nicely. This card can also signify that a promotion or job offer could be coming your way. In a financial context, the Three of Cups tells you that you may have an abundance of money coming in but you could find yourself spending a lot too with all these celebrations!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Three of Cups can indicate that you may find yourself doing group work or interacting with others on a spiritual path in group scenarios that will boost your energy and teach you new ways of connecting to spirit. Embrace these new spiritual friends and accept the opportunities to learn.
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Three of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Over indulgence, gossiping, bitchiness, lack of social life, lack of friends, cancelled celebrations, broken engagements, cancelled weddings, miscarriage, termination, cheating, affairs

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Three of Cups Tarot card reversed can indicate celebrations being cancelled. This may take the form of a cancelled party, a cancelled wedding or an engagement being broken off to name but a few. The Three of Cups reversed can signify that your social life may be non-existent at the moment or that you’ve grown apart from your friends. While the upright Three of Cups is all about people who are open and loving coming together in celebration, the reversed card can indicate backstabbing or bitchiness from those around you. It can indicate that the people who should be happy for you, or alternatively should be empathising with you if an important event has fallen through, are being nasty or gossiping about you behind your back. People you thought were your friends may try to start rumours or sabotage you with gossip when this card appears. Be careful who you trust. The Three of Cups in a reversed position can also indicate a celebration being tainted in some way, you could find that a rowdy intoxicated guest ruins your party or someone gate-crashes or causes a scene. It can also simply be a sign of family and friends going their separate ways after a coming together for a celebration. Look to the supporting cards for more information.

Health
In a health context, the Three of Cups reversed can be a strong indicator that you will be over-indulging or partying too much to the detriment of your health. The Three of Cups can be an indicator of a miscarriage or termination thus cancelling a baby shower or the celebration of a birth. However, the supporting cards would need to confirm this.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Three of Cups reversed can indicate a short term relationship that won’t last is coming your way. The relationship may be a joy to begin with but it will quickly fizzle out. It can also indicate a reunion with someone who you will soon realise was out of your life for a good reason! If you are in a relationship, the Three of Cups reversed is not a great omen generally as it can indicate cancelled celebrations such as weddings or engagements. It can also signify someone trying to cause trouble in your relationship. This could be a third party trying to sabotage your relationship with gossip or rumours. However, it could also represent someone trying to seduce your partner behind your back while being nice to your face. Watch your back with this one! The Three of Cups reversed can be an indicator of a miscarriage or termination. Look to the supporting cards to confirm this. If you are not pregnant and not ready for a child, be warned and take proper precautions.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Three of Cups reversed may indicate that people in your workplace or team may give off the impression that they are team players but could be secretly trying sabotage or damage a project to make you look bad. It can also indicate that the gossip mill may be in overdrive in your workplace so try to focus on your work, remain professional and don’t give the gossips any ammunition. It can also indicate a launch being cancelled or a promotional event not going to plan. Financially, the Three of Cups reversed can signify that the financial implications of a cancelled event such as a wedding will cause you some stress. It can also signify that you may be overspending and overindulging, try to reign in your spending before you get yourself in over your head.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, if you have been doing spiritual work in a group or have the opportunity to, the Three of Cups reversed can indicate that there may be some in the group who do not have good intentions. Trust your instincts about people, if someone acts nice to your face but you have a bad feeling about them, go with your gut. Someone may be jealous of your powers. Be discerning of which practices you take on and only use what works for you and what you consider ethical. Don’t go against your own morals!