Along with the 5 of Cups, this is one of the most negative cards in the deck. The swords pierce the heart straight through, indicating betrayal, pain and hurt. It may represent ongoing tensions will come to a head, an argument, an affair, or someone bad mouthing you or literally stabbing you. Rumors spread can damage people; both in the written and spoken word.
Be cautious of those who have a grudge against you, you cannot control how they feel, but you can control how you react. The gray background of a torrential storm indicates a negative period and cautions you to be aware of situations and others. People may not be as they seem and say one thing, but will do something else.