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

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 9 January 2023
  • 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 Wands card and 10 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 3 Of Wands 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 Wands and 10 Of Swords mean together?

The 3 of Wands and the 10 of Swords bring together the ideas of potential and conclusion; the potential for success and a complete ending of what was. Working together with others for mutual benefit, expanding horizons through travel or commerce, and achieving great heights are all possible when this combination appears. On the other hand, be aware of the need to take care not to overextend, as the 10 of Swords warns of a complete and painful ending if proper boundaries are not respected and maintained. A balance of expansion and sustainability is essential, and this combination serves as a reminder of that.

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

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

The 3 Of Wands tarot card together with the 10 of Swords card represents a time of transformation and deep transformation in your love life. The combination of these two cards suggests that you are about to go through a difficult and painful ending in your current relationship in order to move forward and expand. This relationship may have been stifling your growth, or perhaps has been causing you more pain and suffering than joy. The 10 of Swords usually represents a period in which a cycle of hurt and heartbreak has been building up and you have reached the peak. It is time to let go of what is no longer serving you in order to move onto something better.

The 3 of Wands, on the other hand, suggests that new beginnings are on the horizon. After the painful ending of your current situation, you will be able to move onto more fruitful and prosperous endeavours in your love life. Perhaps you will go on a journey to find new love or to explore yourself a little more. It might be the perfect opportunity to start fresh and explore what makes you truly happy. This card is a reminder that you can turn the pain of endings into the promise of new beginnings.

The combination of the 3 of Wands and the 10 of Swords in your love life suggests that, although the end may be hard and painful, it is necessary in order for you to move onto greater and better things. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.

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

The 3 of Wands and the 10 of Swords in combination suggest that a significant financial phase is coming to an end. This could refer to a business venture, a job, or an investment. In the past you have worked hard to expand and gain recognition, but now the project has reached its conclusion and all the pieces of hard work have to come together in a final effort.

At the same time, the 10 of Swords suggests that this ending may be painful and complete. In other words, you may have to experience a significant loss in terms of financial resources and/or job stability. You may have to let go of some of the benefits that were gained during the expansion phase and accept that the project has reached its limit.

The combination of the 3 of Wands and the 10 of Swords can be a wake-up call to be prepared for the changes that may come. It’s important to be ready to adapt and make creative solutions to survive this transitional phase. It may be difficult and emotionally draining but know that as soon as you get through this period, you will be able to open yourself up to new opportunities, travel possibilities, and successful new commerce ventures. As the 3 of Wands suggests, a new cycle is on the horizon. With the right attitude, you can turn this complete ending into a new beginning.

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

The 3 Of Wands tarot card and The 10 Of Swords tarot card together for your health represent a complete transformation in the way you approach your health. The 3 Of Wands card is all about team work and expansion. It encourages you to form strong alliances with those who can support you in achieving a healthy lifestyle. Teamwork is extremely important when it comes to making a meaningful and lasting change in your health. This can mean enlisting the help of a doctor, nutritionist, coach, or even a family or friend. By allowing yourself to accept help from those who are trained and experienced in the area of health and wellness, you will be able to make more meaningful changes than you could ever do on your own.

The 10 Of Swords card, on the other hand, represents painful endings. It is important to recognize that there may be pain associated with the transformation process. You may have to go through a period of rock bottom before you start to make tangible improvements. While this may be difficult and unpleasant, it also provides the necessary clarity and focus to propel you forward. In a sense, this card is signifying a necessary death in order to move forward and create a new, healthier lifestyle.

By understanding the meaning of this combination of cards, we can see that a complete transformation of your health is possible. By forming strong alliances and recognizing the pain that can come with change, you will be able to make lasting changes that will improve your quality of life.

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

Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 3 Of Wands and 10 Of Swords mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.

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 Wands mean?

When The 3 of Wands tarot card appears, it indicates that you may be teaming up with others in some way to achieve a greater result. This could be a group effort, collaboration, or business partnership. On a deeper level, this card could represent an internal journey that requires you to come together with others to create something greater.

In matters of health, the 3 of Wands tarot card could represent a partnership with a medical professional or a health coach for guidance and support. You may be embarking on a journey of healing and enlisting the help of a specialist to guide you. This could be a physical health journey or even a mental health journey.

In matters of finances, this card could indicate that a lucrative business opportunity is in the works. This could be a team effort that could lead to greater financial success. It could also represent taking a risk and trusting your instincts to invest in something that could yield positive results.

In matters of relationships, the 3 of Wands tarot card could represent a stronger connection between two people. It could be a time when you are making great strides in communication and coming together to create something greater. There could be a sense of expansion with a relationship you are entering into, or an existing relationship that is deepening.

What does 10 Of Swords mean?

The 10 of Swords Tarot card indicates a major setback in physical health, possibly due to physical trauma or an illness that has reached its peak, leaving you feeling drained, exhausted and helpless. This card suggests that you must face the consequences of your actions and start to make changes and improvements to restore your health. It is a warning to start taking better care of yourself and your body and mind, or the consequences could be much more severe.

The 10 of Swords Tarot card symbolizes financial ruin and failure. It indicates that you are at a complete and painful financial low point and must take a hard look at your finances and start to make decisions about how to get back on track and begin to rebuild your financial life. Money will be tight and it might feel like you’re stuck, unable to make progress, but the message of this card is to look for creative solutions and take action, no matter how small.

The Ten of Swords Tarot card also speaks of pain and sadness in relationships, such as the ending of a relationship or the death of a loved one. It symbolizes loss, despair and complete heartbreak. You may feel like all hope is lost, but the card reminds you that this is the time to let go of what no longer serves you and find the courage to move forward. You may need to look at how your actions have contributed to this painful ending and how to rebuild relationships and heal your heart.


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 Wands and 10 Of Swords has helped you.

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