The Suit of Spades is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. Action can be both constructive and/or destructive, sometimes resulting in violence. This suit can also mean hatred, battle, and enemies, and of all the suits, this one is considered to be the most powerful and dangerous. The Suit of Spades deals with the mental level of consciousness that is centered around the mind and the intellect. Spades mirror the quality of mind present in your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. Spades themselves are double-edged and in this way the Suit of Spades symbolizes the fine balance between intellect and power and how these two elements can be used for good or evil. As such, the Spades must be balanced by spirit (Clubs) and feeling (Hearts). The negative aspects of the Suit of Spades (i.e. when the Spades cards appear reversed) include anger, guilt, harsh judgement, a lack of compassion and verbal and mental abuse.
Timing: When looking for time sensitive answers, Spades generally means moderately fast, often a matter of days to weeks.
By nature the threes deal with creativity and growth. Like all Cartomancy cards, this can go in different directions. Take the celebratory three of Hearts, for example, and contrast it with the dire and dramatic three of Spades; some combinations are more constructive than others. Threes also indicate a turning point, moments that unfold after the director calls ‘action!’ They’re active and dynamic unlike the more stationary twos. Because of this threes show times when change is afoot and the querent can harness the energy presented to them as they see fit. The threes, a number that’s all about creation: the act of making something from the union of two. The most obvious and oft-cited metaphor for this is birth – a child created from two partners.
Upright Meanings: inability to see the truth, difficult decisions, balanced, truce, painful choices, sitting on the fence, trouble, stalemate, being torn between two relationships, stressful decisions, facing your fears, indecision, opposition, being caught in the middle, cross roads, blindness, divided loyalty, avoidance, denial
inability to see the truth, difficult decisions, balanced, truce, painful choices, sitting on the fence, trouble, stalemate, being torn between two relationships, stressful decisions, facing your fears, indecision, opposition, being caught in the middle, cross roads, blindness, divided loyalty, avoidance, denial
Reversed Meanings: overcoming grief, dealing with sorrow, sadness, repressing emotions, getting over the worst, confusion, reconciliation, compromise, suppressing memories, sorrow, sharing problems, releasing pain, optimism, overcoming depression, loss, recovering from heartbreak, forgiveness, inability to let go of pain
The Three of Spades reversed indicates that have faced a recent loss, a break-up or a moment of grief. You may be still recovering from this and your emotions have not completely calmed, making it difficult to move on. Although you may still be thinking of your past suffering, this card may be a signal that it’s time to let go and look forwards towards life ahead of you, because there is much for you to enjoy.