Drawing The Tower 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 The Tower card and 3 Of Swords card together in particular.

The The Tower 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 The Tower and 3 Of Swords mean together?

The Tower tarot card combined with the 3 Of Swords can be a sign of major upheaval in your life. Change, often unwanted, is likely to come and it could be accompanied by feelings of heartbreak and pain. These sudden changes may cause confusion, depression and sadness. These cards could also be a warning that you have reached a point where it’s time to completely let go and embrace the unknown if you want to move forward. You might be forced to face the devastation that comes with major loss, like the end of a relationship, or the destruction of your current life. There could also be a painful surgery or medical procedure in the cards for you. It might be a difficult period in your life, but if you can remain present and open to what lies ahead, it will certainly be a learning experience from which you can grow.

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

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

The Tower tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card together can be an ominous sign for one’s love life. It could mean that change is coming unexpectedly that will cause distress, heartbreak, and even serious loss. This card combination could represent a potential break-up, divorce, or the death of a loved one. It could also represent a disruption of one’s current love life that causes a significant emotional upheaval and depression. It could indicate that a relationship is not stable and will end in disaster.

The Tower tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card can also signify that change is necessary but could bring a great deal of emotional pain. It could indicate the need to make a difficult decision that could lead to ruin, such as a difficult break-up, a difficult divorce, or a major lifestyle change. This card combination may also be pointing to a need for emotional healing as a result of a devastating loss or emotional trauma.

Ultimately, the Tower tarot card and the 3 Of Swords tarot card together suggest that one’s love life could be undergoing a major upheaval. This combination can be difficult to face, but it may be necessary in order to move forward in life with a new sense of inner peace and clarity. With courage and compassion, one can survive this difficult time and come out the other side with newfound understanding and strength.

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

When you combine The Tower tarot card and The 3 Of Swords tarot card in regards to your finances and job, it does not bode well. It could be indicative that you are about to experience a major upheaval in your financial circumstances, one that is potentially going to be very difficult for you to handle.

The Tower tarot card is associated with unwanted changes, ruin, disgrace, upheavals, and violence. It could suggest that you could be facing the sudden loss of a major source of income, such as a job or business venture. This could be a major financial setback that causes immense stress and upheaval in your life. It could also mean that a course of action you have taken has gone terribly wrong, leading to a collapse of your financial situation.

The 3 Of Swords tarot card is associated with heartbreak, divorce, loss, depression, and surgery. These could be metaphorical in nature, meaning that you are going to experience a great deal of emotional pain and turmoil due to the financial upheaval. This could be associated with divorce, where the custodial parent may be left to provide for the entire household on their own. On the other hand, it could be a metaphor for surgery, where you are forced to face the reality of large medical bills and extensive recovery times.

Overall, the two tarot cards together could be a warning of a financial disaster. It may be an indication of impending ruin, disgrace, and violence in your financial circumstances. In order for you to recover from this difficult period, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to rebuild your financial security and protect yourself from further harm.

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

The Tower tarot card and The 3 Of Swords tarot card combined indicate an unwelcome and unexpected change to your health. This could be something that is out of the blue or could be a culmination of underlying issues or bad habits that have been left untreated or unresolved for too long. It could be a physical illness or mental health problem that has been developing over time such as depression, anxiety, or a physical condition like chronic pain.

You are likely to experience a sudden shock or ruin to your health, as if the ground has been pulled out from beneath you, creating further upheaval and disruption. This disruption is likely to cause a lasting emotional breakdown which could manifest in intense grief and sorrow, a deep sense of loss, and a profound sadness. These emotions may be compounded and made worse by fear and anxiety, as you grapple with the unwanted and unforeseen change to your health.

The Tower card also indicates the possibility of a surgical procedure, sudden illness, or involuntary hospitalisation, which can be an extremely traumatic experience for anyone. You may also experience feelings of shame or humiliation as a result of your health crisis, and it is important to remember to be kind to yourself and remain gentle and compassionate during this difficult process.

This could be a time when you need to reassess your priorities and rediscover a sense of equilibrium within yourself. Make sure you seek out professional help if you need it and reconnect with your spiritual path to help you weather the storm. Finally, remember to be kind to yourself, as the trauma of unwanted change to your health can be considerable.

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 The Tower 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 The Tower 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 The Tower mean?

For health, The Tower Tarot card signifies unwanted change in relation to physical, mental, and/or emotional health. It can signify the need to make major lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, or to seek medical attention for an issue that has been neglected or avoided. It can also signal an unexpected illness or accident, or a period of physical decline due to age or health issues.

For finances, The Tower Tarot card indicates a period of upheaval and instability. This could mean a sudden drop in income, a huge unexpected expense, or a financial setback due to market conditions. It could also refer to the need to change financial strategies in order to make better use of resources.

Finally, for relationships, The Tower Tarot card could mean a period of upheaval and transformation. It can refer to arguments, the breakdown of existing connections, or the dissolution of marriage or other types of partnerships. It could also signal the need to make adjustments and changes in order to strengthen current bonds or to bring more balance to the relationship.

What does 3 Of Swords mean?

The 3 of Swords Tarot card is an ominous symbol of heartbreak, loss, and depression. In the traditional tarot deck, it depicts three swords piercing a heart, representing a difficult struggle and the pain of unresolved emotions. Depending on the circumstances, this card can have varying meanings for health, finances and relationships.

For health, the 3 of Swords can indicate a surgical procedure is necessary. It may represent a difficult decision that needs to be made or the need to find a new doctor or specialist. It can also imply dealing with a terminal illness or the end of a longterm health issue.

When it comes to finances, the 3 of Swords can signify the loss of income, or the need to make a difficult decision about money. It can also refer to struggling with debt or a difficult financial situation that cannot be resolved. It is important to remember that difficult decisions must be made in order to move forward.

In relationships, the 3 of Swords can indicate heartbreak, divorce, or separation. It often suggests that something is coming to an end and that there’s a need to let go and move on. It can represent being in a situation that is emotionally draining and painful.

Overall, the 3 of Swords is a powerful reminder that difficult situations and choices must be made, no matter the cost. It is important to remember, however, that even in the wake of hurt, hope and healing can be found.


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 The Tower and 3 Of Swords has helped you.

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