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Three of Swords Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Three of Swords

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

swords-3, three-of-swords, three, swords

Description

Three swords pierce a heart; there are clouds and rain behind.

Meaning of Three of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Removal, absence, delay, division, separation, dispersion, and all that the design naturally signifies.

Reversed

Mental illness, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Hatred.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

For a woman, the flight of her lover.

Reversed

A meeting with one whom the Querent has compromised; also a nun.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Nun, Separation, Removal, Rupture, Quarrel

Reversed

Error, Confusion, Misrule, Disorder.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

victory over an adversary; you will take a sea voyage, and on ship-board become acquainted with some one who will have great influence upon your happiness; when you reveal your secret to a certain person, the wish will be obtained which you cherish in the most secret corner of your heart.

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