Three of Swords

This tarot card acts as a wakeup call. In a reading, it is a message to listen to our conscience, understand its reasons, and assess what is of importance to us. The urgings of our intuition can be seen as a message from the divine, and may be a blessing in disguise. A fine sense of awareness can remove any mental blocks, and lead us towards good judgement. It is important for us to realize that truth and courage go hand in hand, and be honest about what we desire, so that we may take steps to achieve it.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.