Cards combination description

Low arcan Two of Cups and low arcan Three of Swords and high arcan Death combination - the end of the affair, usually permanent split (unless immediately followed by Judgement).
Two of Cups tarot card

Card 1 - Two of Cups

This card shows an image of a man and a woman that are exchanging their cups in a ceremony. There is the symbol of Hermes caduceus in between which is often related to negotiation, trade, cosmic energy, protection, proper conduct, and duality. The Two of Cups refers to something quite positive, for it is one of the most auspicious cards in the tarot for relationships, whether romantic, business or otherwise. It suggests a new partnership is in the works, and it will be created with balance, respect, and honor. Above the caduceus is a chimera, which symbolizes fire and passion also governs this partnership.

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
The Lovers (love relationship) all supporting marriage cards, Temperance (harmonious bond)

Opposing or contradictory cards:
Three of Swords (quarrels and upheaval) Five of Cups (let down or betrayal).    

Two of Cups combinations
For many readers, this is the card of engagement or marriage, although I prefer the Ten of Cups (but this is personal preference, as many see the Ten as happy home life, covered in later section). With the number two I see it as ‘continuation of,’ a progression, but in combination with other marriage cards would form part of that progression and association.

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Three of Swords tarot card

Card 2 - Three of Swords

One of the most iconic images in the tarot, the Three of Swords displays a floating heart that is pierced by three swords. Above it, there are heavy clouds. There is also a heavy downpour in the background. The symbolism is pretty opaque, and the emotional effect that it has is immediate. The heart is the seat of warmth, affection and spirit, and the three swords indicate the power to harm, cause pain, and create suffering to what it pierces. This is an image of grief, loss and literally heartbreak. The clouds and rain depict the surrounding grimness of the situation. All these symbols point to the Three of Swords showing a low point in one's life.

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
Five of Wands (squabbling and differences) Five of Cups (sorrow and tears) Nine of Swords (worry and anxiety)

Opposing or contradictory cards:
Temperance (harmony and balance) Three of Cups (celebrating with others) Ten of Cups (happy heart)

Three of Swords combinations
In simple lines, check the card before to see where the upset originates from (such as, work, home, love, money, etc) and the card following to see how the situation will progress. 

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Death tarot card

Card 3 - Death

Here, we see Death riding a beautiful white horse while holding up a black flag with a white pattern. It is portrayed as a living skeleton, the bones being the only part of the human body existing after death. He wears armor, which gives him his invincibility - signaling that no one can destroy Death. The white horse that he rides stands for purity, as Death purifies everyone. Beneath him, all classes of humans lie in the dirt - a king, and a pauper, meant to remind us that death does not differentiate between class, race, gender. 

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
Ten of Swords (ending) Wheel of Fortune (change) and also multiple sevens indicate a cycle change.

Opposing or contradictory cards:
The Aces and The Fool, indicate new beginnings.

Death combinations
Due to the meaning this is one of the easiest cards to read in combinations, so there are too many to list here. When reading a simple line, or string of cards in a progression, the card preceding Death would show what is coming to an end. Look to the following cards to see where it leads, in particular, watch for the new beginnings the Aces would bring.

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Other tarot cards combinations

Three of Cups Four of Cups
Ace of Wands Ten of Swords
Knight of Cups Two of Swords