Drawing 6 Of Pentacles Card And 3 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 21 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 6 Of Pentacles card and 3 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 6 Of Pentacles card and 3 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 6 Of Pentacles and 3 Of Swords mean together?

The 6 Of Pentacles and The 3 Of Swords tarot card represent a struggle between generosity and loss. On one hand, the 6 of Pentacles card stands for giving and receiving help and generosity. This suggests that you are in the midst of a difficult situation, but you have an opportunity to seek or provide assistance. On the other hand, The 3 Of Swords card symbolizes heartbreak, divorce, loss, depression, and surgery. This suggests that the situation may be deeply saddening, and it can be a challenging time for you. The combination of these two cards shows that you have a choice to make: are you going to give and receive help, or are you going to succumb to the pain and sorrow? Ultimately, both cards call for a sense of balance in order to make it through this difficult time.

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

What does 6 Of Pentacles and 3 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The 6 Of Pentacles tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card together indicate a difficult period in your relationships. It could signify that you are experiencing a difficult break up or a divorce. You could be feeling the pain of a betrayal or the loss of a relationship that was once very important to you. These feelings could be accompanied by sadness, depression, and a sense of being alone.

On the flip side, these two cards could also signify a period of regenerative healing in your love life. You could be receiving or offering help from others who care about you in order to get through this difficult time. The 6 Of Pentacles could represent those who are offering you their support, whether it’s understanding friends or professional help. It could also signify that you are in a good place to provide help to others who are going through similar experiences.

This card combination could indicate that you are also going through a spiritual transformation at this time. You could be re-evaluating your relationship needs and finding healthier ways to overcome the heartache. You could be discovering a newfound compassion and strength that can help you move on and eventually be open to new love.

In conclusion, the 6 Of Pentacles tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card together can mean different things for your love life. It could signify a painful heartbreak or a supportive period of healing. It could be a spiritual journey of understanding and discovering what you need for a healthier connection. Whatever it is, try to be patient and kind to yourself as you go through this challenging yet transformative period.

What does 6 Of Pentacles and 3 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 6 of Pentacles and the 3 of Swords tarot cards in combination can indicate a difficult situation with your finances and job. This could mean that you are in the process of receiving assistance or giving assistance to someone financially, however, the assistance may be difficult to manage or accept due to an underlying sense of heartbreak. This could be related to a past experience of loss, separation, or divorce that makes it difficult to fully embrace the assistance being offered.

It could also suggest that you are in a state of depression or grief over something in your financial or job-related life, and this could be causing you to lose sight of what is available to you in terms of support or assistance. You may need to take the time to reflect on whether the current situation is something you are ready to accept help from and whether the assistance is something that can contribute to your situation in a positive way.

The combination of these cards can also be a sign that you are having difficulty with the current job market. It could be that your current job is causing you ongoing heartbreak or that a previous job ended in a difficult manner. This could lead to depression and a feeling of helplessness when it comes to trying to find another job. If this is the case, it is important to take the time to reflect on what is causing this heartbreak, and whether you can take action to change your circumstances.

The 6 of Pentacles and the 3 of Swords suggest that the key to both giving and receiving assistance, is taking the time to reflect on your current situation and to find ways to make it better. Whether this is talking through what has happened, or accepting assistance to help you back on your feet, it is important to be open to the help that is being offered. With the right attitude and careful consideration, you can find your way back to a more balanced and prosperous financial situation.

What does 6 Of Pentacles and 3 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 6 of Pentacles and the 3 of Swords are both signs of warning in regards to health, however the 6 of Pentacles shows that there is opportunity for help, generosity and healing in the situation. The 6 of Pentacles is a reminder to reflect on whether you have been giving and receiving support in the right way. It implies that if you have been wrongly withholding or taking from a situation, seek to make amends. It may be time to reach out for help if you are struggling, and to remember to be kind and generous to those in need, even if it’s hard.

The 3 of Swords, on the other hand, is a warning that the situation may involve considerable pain and suffering. It could indicate heartache, depression, surgeries, and even the potential dissolution of relationships and marriages. It is a reminder to take care of your mental and physical health, and to seek professional help if you are suffering from depression or other mental and physical health issues.

When taken together, the 6 of Pentacles and the 3 of Swords suggest an opportunity for healing and positive change, even in the midst of pain and suffering. It is both a reminder to seek and be generous with help during difficult times, and to look after your own mental and physical health needs. The 6 of Pentacles and 3 of Swords can be a sign of caution, but if either of these cards appears in a reading, it is a reminder that despite the pain, there is always hope and opportunity for healing.

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 6 Of Pentacles and 3 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 6 Of Pentacles mean?

The 6 of Pentacles Tarot card is associated with giving and receiving help, generosity, philanthropy and balance. Two figures are depicted on the card, one with a wealth of coins, the other holding out a begging bowl. Beyond its literal meaning, the 6 of Pentacles can also represent a need or desire to evenly distribute resources.

When it comes to health, the 6 of Pentacles Tarot card can mean helping others with healing, whether it be through providing resources, knowledge or physical means. On a personal health level, it can signify reaching out and asking for assistance to improve health, or to recognize that others need and can benefit from assistance.

In terms of finances, the 6 of Pentacles encourages us to think about our possessions and whether or not we are responsible with our wealth or over-spending. It can also be a sign to be generous and share our financial resources with friends and family or to donate to a cause that is close to our heart.

In relationships, the 6 of Pentacles encourages us to think about our obligations to others. It may represent the importance of supporting our partner through hard times, or the need to ask for help from our partner when needed. The card also indicates that generosity and balance must be there for a relationship to succeed. Just as with health and finances, it is important to know when to give and when to receive in a relationship.

What does 3 Of Swords mean?

Health: The 3 of Swords Tarot card suggests that one’s physical health is in a state of distress. It is a sign that the individual is going through a period of physical pain, illness, or surgery. It could suggest a recent diagnosis that has left the person feeling emotionally devastated. This card can signal a tumultuous time in one’s health and wellbeing, and signifies a need to focus on self-care and healing while dealing with the physical and emotional pain.

Finances: The 3 of Swords Tarot card is a warning sign of financial loss. It is a time of hardship and can indicate that the person is at a financial low. It can suggest that investments have gone wrong, bills have gone unpaid, or income has been lost due to a setback or illness. It is important that during this period of financial difficulty, the individual take extra care to budget, save and make wise financial decisions.

Relationships: The 3 of Swords Tarot card is an indication of heartache and pain in relationships. It can suggest that the bond between partners or friends is being strained, or that a divorce or break-up is imminent. It can also suggest a period of emotional vulnerability and loneliness, as well as feelings of betrayal and distrust. During this time, it is important for the individual to reach out for support, as well as to take the time to process the pain and heal.


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 6 Of Pentacles and 3 Of Swords has helped you.

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