Self-Care with Three of Swords

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the [card].

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean it’s time to heal pain.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to face, process, and heal whatever pain you may be feeling at this time. Granted, it might take more than a week to heal some wounds but some things take at least a week to admit they’re even there. You can’t heal it if you’re avoiding it.

If you feel you don’t have any wounds to heal at this time, then instead take the time in your journal to forgive yourself for any past mistakes. Maybe even take the time to forgive others of theirs. Things that aren’t wounds but maybe bother you a little bit still.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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