Drawing King Of Wands Card And 3 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 King Of Wands card and 3 Of Swords card together in particular.

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

The King Of Wands tarot card and The 3 Of Swords tarot card together indicate a difficult situation for you. This combination suggests that you may experience a great loss or setback that requires courage and bold leadership on your part. You must summon your inner strength and remain confident of your ability to overcome the challenge. This combination encourages you to take the initiative and be ready to take the necessary risks to regain control over the situation. You need to have the courage to face the heartbreak and sadness that you may experience in the process. Once you put in the hard work, the courage of the King Of Wands will ensure that you will eventually have the power to take back control and regain your strength.

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

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

When we look at the combination of The King Of Wands and The 3 Of Swords in the context of our love life, it can tell us a lot about the current state of our relationships. The King Of Wands speaks of a bold leader, power, charm and courage, which can represent the qualities of a partner who will take charge and have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. Meanwhile, The 3 Of Swords speaks of heartbreak, divorce, loss, depression and surgery, which can be interpreted as a metaphor for a tumultuous relationship going through a difficult period.

The combination of these two cards suggests that you could be in a situation where you are faced with a difficult choice, where the outcome could be either positive or negative. On the one hand, you may be in a situation where you are questioning yourself, your relationship and the future of it. You may feel like your relationship has reached a crossroads, and you’re uncertain which way to turn. On the other hand, you may find yourself with a partner who has the courage to speak up and remain resolute in the face of adversity. While the outcome of this situation is uncertain, the presence of The King Of Wands can give you hope that you can overcome any difficulty that arises and come out stronger on the other side.

It is important that you look at the situation realistically and take into consideration any factors that could affect your decision. It could be the case that your partner’s courage and strength may not be enough to keep your relationship afloat, and you may indeed have to face heartbreak and loss. Having said that, The King Of Wands can serve as a reminder that no matter what the outcome is, you have a strong partner by your side who will help you to navigate the situation. You should have faith that, with courage and determination, you can come out on the other side of this difficult period.

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

The King of Wands tarot card combined with the 3 of Swords tarot card indicates that a bold leader might lead you to a difficult financial and job situation. When these two cards appear together, it’s a sign that a powerful person may have an influence on your finances and job prospects. This influence could bring about a major shift and could have a significant impact on your life.

In terms of finances, this could mean a sudden change in your income or you may be forced to make significant budget changes. You could experience sudden loss or have a significant expense come up. This could be related to an investment, a loan, taxes, or a business venture.

In terms of job prospects, this combination could mean sudden changes in the job market or you could experience a pronounced change in career direction. There is likely to be a lot of upheaval and the idea of “power” may come into play here. Someone in authority could be responsible for making a major decision which could alter the course of your job and career.

The King of Wands tarot card and the 3 of Swords tarot card together could indicate periods of great challenge and difficulty, but also suggests that these changes could be used to your benefit if you’re willing to accept them with courage and strength. The courage of the King of Wands combined with the heartbreak of the 3 of Swords could result in a necessary transition and ultimately lead you to a more prosperous financial and job situation.

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

When the King Of Wands tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card combine in a reading for one’s health, it could suggest that one’s physical health or emotional health is being tested. On one hand, the King Of Wands tarot card brings empowering energy and the courage to act with strength and conviction. It could suggest that now is the time to take charge of one’s health – to be a proactive leader of one’s own wellbeing. Being bold and courageous in the face of a difficult health issue may be the best course of action.

At the same time, the appearance of the 3 Of Swords tarot card suggests that emotional heartbreak, loss and depression may be a factor in one’s health. This card can indicate that one is on the brink of a major shift or transformation in their health, which could involve a tough road ahead. It may be a challenge to remain optimistic, but the King of Wands can provide the necessary power, charm and strength to get through this difficult phase.

The combination of these two cards could be a reminder to stay strong and take control of one’s health. It suggests a balance between being proactive and having the courage to make tough decisions, while also allowing oneself to process the emotional aspects of whatever health issue they may be facing. Allowing the healing process to occur, while embracing the strength and power of their own will can be a powerful combination.

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 King Of Wands 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 King Of Wands mean?

The King of Wands is a card of bold leadership, power, charm and courage. It suggests that one needs to take control and be confident in order to bring success into one’s life.

For health, the King of Wands indicates that you need to have a strong will power to stay healthy. You have the inner strength and determination to make positive changes. You know that eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are the key to staying physically healthy. If you have any health-related issues, you have the courage to take necessary steps to get to the root cause of the problem and make necessary changes.

For finances, the King of Wands suggests that you need to be assertive in order to bring about financial success. You understand the power of budgeting and saving in order to achieve your financial goals. You’re not afraid to take risks and invest in new opportunities to make your money work for you. You’re a confident negotiator and can easily get the best deals and make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

For relationships, the King of Wands indicates that you need to know how to speak up for yourself and protect your boundaries. You understand the power of communication and how to effectively express your feelings. You’re confident in relationships and know how to build strong and trusting connections. You have the courage to stand up for what you believe in and have the strength to walk away if needed. You have the power to take charge of your relationships and make sure that all involved parties are being respected and heard.

What does 3 Of Swords mean?

The 3 of Swords Tarot card suggests that something difficult is about to happen in a person’s life, especially in the areas of health, finances, and relationships. It may represent a time of suffering, pain, and sorrow. In terms of health, the card can represent physical or mental health issues, such as illnesses, injuries, and depression. For example, it might represent a major health event that requires surgery or a long recovery process. Alternatively, it could represent a loss of physical well-being due to the physical or emotional pain associated with a health event.

When it comes to finances, the 3 of Swords can mean a significant financial setback. It could represent a period of job loss, financial ruin, and debt. On a more positive note, the card can also represent a difficult decision or negotiation in a financial matter. In this case, it could suggest that a person is able to come to a beneficial agreement, even if the process entails making a difficult choice.

Finally, the 3 of Swords Tarot card can mean a difficult time in a relationship. It could point to a breakup or divorce, although it can also represent a time of deep emotional pain and sorrow. It could represent a time of inner growth and healing in a relationship, even if the process involves hurtful words and sadness. Ultimately, this card symbolizes a difficult time that ultimately leads to healing and growth.


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 King Of Wands and 3 Of Swords has helped you.