Drawing 3 Of Swords Card And 10 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 15 December 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 3 Of Swords card and 10 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 3 Of Swords card and 10 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords mean together?

The 3 of Swords and the 10 of Swords appear together in my tarot reading, indicating a difficult period ahead. They signify a heart-wrenching experience of loss and painful endings. This could be related to the dissolution of a romantic relationship, the loss of a job or business, a long bout of depression, or even an unexpected surgery. It will be a dark time, but also an opportunity for transformation, growth, and healing. I know that I can learn and grow from this experience and ultimately come out stronger.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

When the 3 of Swords and the 10 of Swords appear together in a Tarot reading, they suggest a complete breakdown in your love life where heartbreak, depression, and loss are involved. This may include a major breakup, divorce, or the end of a long-term relationship. The two cards together may also signify a complete emotional breakdown caused by such a loss. You may feel as if you’ve been stabbed in the heart, and all hope is gone.

The pain may feel unbearable and the loss may feel like you are at rock bottom. You may feel so overwhelmed by the loss and heartbreak that you don’t know what to do next. You may find yourself cutting yourself off from people, shunning social activities, and even retreating from relationships that would otherwise have been beneficial.

These cards together may also signify the need for emotional surgery. You will need to take a hard look at yourself and your life and figure out what went wrong and how to move forward. This will be a difficult process and you may need to seek professional help to manage the pain of the loss and to really figure out what went wrong in your relationship.

Ultimately, the 3 of Swords and the 10 of Swords together suggest a dark time in your love life. You will need to take the time to heal and find a new way to approach relationships. You will also need to rebuild your self-confidence and develop better relationships in order to find true love and happiness again.

What does 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 3 of Swords and the 10 of Swords tarot cards taken together send a powerful message concerning finances and job security. This combination represents a significant change in your life and the potential for a major upheaval in your workflow and sources of income. In tarot, both of these cards are associated with sadness, heartache, and loss. The 3 of Swords symbolizes the emotional burden of feeling grief, disappointment, and intense sorrow. This card signifies the end of a project, the loss of a partnership or job, or the dissolution of a romantic relationship.

The 10 of Swords further solidifies this message of change and disruption. This card represents a complete and painful ending, often indicating that situations can worsen before they improve. You may experience rock bottom or feel like you have reached the end of your rope. You may also need to make difficult decisions in order to steer your finances and job security in a better direction.

The 3 of Swords and the 10 of Swords together suggest that you are in for a rough road financially and professionally. You may feel overwhelmed and hopeless, but this combination also encourages you to stay strong. Success awaits after you navigate this difficult period in your life. While the process may be painful, eventually you will reach a better place. Have faith and you will eventually move forward.

What does 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 3 Of Swords tarot card and the 10 Of Swords tarot card can mean a lot of things when it comes to health, but overall they point to a very painful and difficult period. The 3 Of Swords tarot card typically represents heartbreak, divorce, loss, depression, or surgery, all of which can have a huge impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. At the same time, the 10 Of Swords tarot card represents a complete and painful ending, signifying that the period of suffering and uncertainty is reaching its culmination.

This combination of tarot cards can mean that a major health episode or obstacle is drawing to a close, or that you are approaching a period of healing and recovery. Whether it’s a physical injury, illness, or mental health issue, the 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords tarot cards indicate a powerful and difficult experience. This could mean that you’re coming out of a battle with a serious illness, or that a lengthy period of depression and loss is coming to an end.

At the same time, the 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords tarot cards also signal a need for extra self-care and nurturing. This difficult time may have left you feeling depleted, so it’s important to be gentle with yourself and take the time to rest and recover. This can be especially true if you have recently undergone surgery or another medical procedure. Make sure to listen to your body and adjust your lifestyle accordingly to allow for a full and healthy recovery.

The 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords tarot cards can be an intense and potentially overwhelming combination. But they can also help you to recognize that you have already gone through a lot and come out the other side. This can be a sign that you are getting stronger, and that whatever difficulties you faced in the past are now behind you.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Both 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords mean “No”. If you are asking a direct question, then be under no illusions, the answer is a negative one. If you draw 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords the answer to your question is “NO”.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 3 Of Swords mean?

Health

The 3 of Swords Tarot card is a difficult card when it comes to health, as it typically denotes major physical or emotional issues and possible surgery. This is not a positive card for those in the medical field and warns about the possibility of major illnesses, surgery, emotional issues or physical trauma. Those with health issues should take extra care to ensure their emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Finances

The 3 of Swords Tarot card is equally as indicative of financial losses or unexpected expenses. It can refer to a loss of a job, an unexpected financial burden, or bankruptcy. Those dealing with financial issues should be extra careful to not overspend and remain vigilant in budgeting and saving.

Relationships

The 3 of Swords Tarot card can indicate heartbreak and divorce, though it can also portray issues within a relationship. The card may suggest a relationship on the brink of dissolution and can refer to any type of relationship, be it a romantic relationship or a business one. The card could be an indication of a deep rift or misunderstanding between two people that may need to be addressed and repaired. Those involved in a relationship should not ignore any warning signs from this card, and must be prepared to work hard in order to keep the relationship intact.

What does 10 Of Swords mean?

Health

The Ten of Swords tarot card can signify a health crisis that has reached its breaking point. It could be a physical health crisis such as a chronic illness or injury that has reached a point where healing is no longer possible. It could also be a mental health crisis such as severe depression or anxiety that has reached a point where recovery is impossible. In either case, the individual would need to accept that they have reached rock bottom and they will likely have to learn to live with the health problems they have.

Finances

The Ten of Swords tarot card can symbolize a financial crisis that has reached its breaking point. It could be an individual’s financial situation that has gotten so out of control that all attempts to get back on track have failed. It could also be a business venture or investment that has tanked to the point where there is no hope of recovery. In either case, the individual may need to accept that they have reached rock bottom and will have to make significant lifestyle changes in order to survive.

Relationships

The Ten of Swords tarot card can symbolize a relationship that has reached its breaking point. It could be a romantic relationship that has become so toxic and filled with conflict that it can no longer be salvaged. It could also be a friendship that has become so strained that it can no longer be repaired. In either case, the individuals involved may need to accept that they have reached rock bottom and move on with their lives without the other person in it. If they choose to continue trying to repair the relationship, they will likely have to make significant changes and put in a lot of hard work.

Conclusion

Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 3 Of Swords and 10 Of Swords has helped you.