"Why return? We were better without you, happier without you, glad of your absence.... We laughed at your stupidity, your cowardice, your presumption--" - The Horcrux
The Three of Swords shows a painful betrayal. It may bring with it jealousy, heartbreak, or loneliness. This card is a sign that it is time to face a problem that at last rears its ugly head.
Though he doesn't show it often, Ron's biggest vulnerability is his insecurity over being overshadowed by the people closest to him - his elder siblings, and his best friends. This cuminates in his greatest trial, where he must overcome the false images of Harry and Hermione's mockery and betrayal conjured by the Horcrux. With the fortitude of a true Gryffindor, Ron is able to defeat the dark magic and come to terms with his unwarranted fears.
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