Card Nicknames: The heartache card, the heartbreak card, the sorrow card.
Short meaning: The Three of Swords card represents heartache or sorrow, often caused by a romantic breakup. This sadness is usually only temporary, in contrast to the longer term or serious depression indicated by the Nine of Swords card.
Full meaning: Full meaning coming soon!
(The full meaning of this card is under construction. Selected quotes to follow.)
Pollack (see Sources) - "Sorrow, with the hope that by accepting it, we can go beyond the pain. Conflict in a group, such as a family or at work. Understanding the quality of your own mind." (Pollack, p. 339)
Kenner - "In a tarot reading, the Three of Swords often symbolizes hearts that have been broken by infidelity, divorce, or miscarriage." (Kenner, p. 155)