Drawing Death 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 Death card and 3 Of Swords card together in particular.

The Death 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 Death and 3 Of Swords mean together?

The Death tarot card and The 3 Of Swords card together mean it is time for big changes and endings. You have experienced a great loss, heartbreak, and depression, but it is time to move on, let go, and start anew. It is a time of transformation, a rebirth of sorts, in which you can learn from the pain and use it as a source of strength. You may need to make difficult decisions, such as divorce or surgery, but don’t be afraid to take that leap of faith. You will be better off in the long run if you embrace the changes ahead.

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

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

The combination of the Death tarot card and the 3 of Swords tarot card in your love life can be a difficult one. The Death card symbolizes the end of something and can represent the end of a relationship. It is a sign that your current relationship is at its end and it is time to move on. This card can also be seen as a transformation and a rebirth, as the end of a relationship can be the beginning of a new one. It can also symbolize a much-needed break in order to focus on yourself.

The 3 of Swords tarot card is associated with heartbreak, loss, and depression. This card can represent a painful breakup, a difficult divorce, or the loss of a loved one. The card can also signify a time of deep sadness and grief, and can be linked to any kind of emotional pain that you are feeling. This card can be a warning to take care of your mental health, and to allow yourself to process and heal from the pain of the loss.

The combination of these two cards can indicate that it is time for you to make big changes in your love life, and that it may be difficult and painful. However, the Death card can also offer hope, as it symbolizes a new beginning. It can signify a transformation and a time to move on, and it can represent a much-needed break in order to heal and take care of yourself. This can be a difficult and painful time but it can also be a time of growth, rebirth, and transformation.

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

When The Death and The 3 Of Swords tarot cards appear together for your finances and job, it can indicate a period of major transformation in your life. This can refer to the end of a job, the dissolution of a lucrative business partnership, or the liquidation of assets. It can also suggest the necessity of a career change, a career transition, or the loss of a job. It could involve a difficult decision like considering bankruptcy or downsizing your lifestyle.

This pairing of cards can also be interpreted as a metaphor for an emotional experience. It could mean a sense of loss related to a job or career, a feeling of heartbreak after a difficult business decision, or a period of depression and sadness related to financial loss. It can point to a period of healing and contemplation following a period of financial or professional turmoil.

The Death card can symbolize the end of an era and the need to move on. It can suggest a period of transition in which you must let go of the past and embrace a new way of life. Usually in order to move forward, you may have to go through emotional upheaval or “die” to a situation in order to be reborn in a new form.

The 3 of Swords can be interpreted as a warning of emotional pain associated with our finances and jobs, but it can also be seen as a sign of resilience and the capacity to get through hard times. It can be a reminder of the importance of self-care and the capacity to weather a storm even if the outlook may seem bleak.

The combination of these two cards can point to a time of major transformation and a period of healing and recovery. It may be difficult to accept the end of an era or the dissolution of a business partnership, but it is essential that you face the reality of your situation and take the necessary steps to move forward in a positive direction.

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

The Death tarot card and The 3 of Swords together is a powerful combination that speaks to the need for transformation, endings, and big changes in your life. This combination can be incredibly difficult to accept and process, as it often brings deep heartache and grief. The Death card signifies the end of a relationship, a job, or a way of life that may no longer be serving you. It is a sign that it is time to move on and make drastic changes in order to find your path forward.

The 3 of Swords tarot card is a reminder that these changes will not come without pain. This card speaks to the heartache and depression that may come with a big life transition, as well as the inevitable loss that one must go through in order to find a new beginning. It is a reminder to be kind to yourself as you process your emotions and to give yourself space to grieve. This card can also be seen as a sign of growth and inner transformation, as it often goes hand in hand with the Death card.

The combination of these two cards can be an indication that it is time to make big changes in your life, whether it is ending a relationship, quitting your job, or making a major lifestyle change. These changes can be difficult, but they are necessary to help maintain your health and find the life path that is right for you. With the support of those around you, it is possible to come out of this difficult time stronger, wiser, and more compassionate with yourself and others.

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 Death and 3 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 Death and 3 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 Death mean?

The Death Tarot card is a card of major changes, endings, and transitions. It symbolizes the end of a cycle, a period of closure and a new beginning. When this card appears in a spread, it indicates a time for one to let go of the past and move on to new horizons.

Health: The Death Tarot card can signify a major shift in one’s physical and mental wellbeing. It may be a sign that one is entering a new chapter in their health journey, whether this includes physical health or emotional/spiritual health. It can be a reminder that in order to move forward, old habits, routines, and beliefs must be released. Even tough times and medical crises can be a form of healing, providing one with insight and understanding. The card suggests that when one releases unhealthy patterns and habits, they can find a new level of stability and vitality.

Finances: The Death Tarot card can signify a period of transition in one’s financial life. It can indicate the end of a certain chapter in one’s financial life and the opportunity to create a new path to financial success. The card encourages one to look at their current financial situation, be honest about their values, and take action to make necessary changes. The card suggests that one should be open to exploring new ideas and paths, as these could lead to greater financial abundance and security.

Relationships: The Death Tarot card is a sign that one is in a stage of transformation in their relationships. It symbolizes the need to let go of unhealthy patterns and beliefs and open to new beginnings. It suggests that changes are necessary in order to move forward. The card encourages one to be honest with themselves and their partners, to identify and express their feelings, and to work on building strong relationships. It reminds one that endings can be a part of life and that endings often lead to new beginnings.

What does 3 Of Swords mean?

Health: The 3 of Swords Tarot card suggests an emotional experience of heartbreak, pain and depression; all of which can have a serious impact on physical health. These feelings can lead to a lack of sleep and a weakened immune system, making the individual more vulnerable to illnesses. The physical effects of depression and anxiety can also manifest in this card – from headaches to nausea. The physical pain can be unbearable and can overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope.

Finances: The 3 of Swords Tarot card can signify financial struggles, most likely caused by a breakup, divorce or unexpected loss. Money may be tight and the individual may be struggling to make ends meet. The emotional turmoil can make it difficult to focus and make sound financial decisions, so it is important to seek help from a financial adviser or counselor. It is important to remember that there is hope, and with careful budgeting and planning, it is possible to restore the financial stability of the individual.

Relationships: This card suggests emotional pain and heartache brought on by a separation; whether it is divorce, loss of a loved one or a painful breakup. Relationships are complex, and the emotional pain can be overwhelming. During this period, it is important to seek support from family and friends as well as a qualified counselor who can help the individual process the loss and move forward. This card can be a reminder that relationships are not meant to last forever, and it is important to learn how to accept change and find the strength within to move on.


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 Death and 3 Of Swords has helped you.

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