Three of Swords is a painful card. One thing that stands out to me about this card, at least this version from the Universal Tarot deck, is the way the man is positioned. He is holding one hand over his left eye, blocking his intuitive sight, and one over his mouth, blocking his voice.
He is broken hearted, but he refuses to use his intuition in the process. He also refuses to voice his opinion and his needs—making the situation worse. Neither will he take cover from the coming storm.
This card reminds us to look deeply at our pain, with all our senses, and speak up to get what we need. It also reminds us that during life’s storms, we need to care for our own needs to protect ourselves from the rain and wind.