Swords

Swords Tarot Cards – The Meanings of the Suit of Swords

The Tarot Cards Suit of Swords is one of the four suits of the Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana are believed by some to be of even more ancient origin than the Major Arcana of Tarot Cards.

The four suits of the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Swords —also correspond with IHVH and the four elements, being:
The Suit of Wands is connected to Fire
The Suit of Cups is connected to Water
The Suit of Swords is connected to Air
The Suit of Pentacles is connected to Earth

Each suit is made up of cards numbered from ace to ten, and the four Court cards: King, Queen, Knight, and Page.

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– The Suit of Swords –

The suit of Swords is connected to Air
The swords generally express aggression, strife, boldness, and courage. But sometimes they can mean hatred, battle, and enemies. This is the suit of misfortune and disaster. Its direction is north; its creature is the sylph, an elemental being of the air. The Sword temperament is said to be melancholy, and the Apocalypse figure is the eagle. This is the suit of the warriors.


Ace of Swords

Ace Swords Tarot CardTruth. New idea.
Communication. Insight. A bolt of clarity.
Intellectual. Mental sharpness. New
information. Honesty. Objective. Facts.

Upright Meaning: Conquest, triumph of power, great activity. The power to love strongly or to
hate. Possible birth of a child who will be of heroic temperament. Championship.

Reversed Meaning: Conquest, but the results are disastrous. Obstacles, great loss, infertility.

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Two of Swords

2 Swords Tarot CardChoice. Decision. Patience.
Denial. Doubt. Rationalizing. Indifference.
Emotional blockage. Ignorance. Stalemate.
Silent treatment. Turning a blind eye.

Upright Meaning: Tension in relationships. Indecision. Balanced forces. Military friendships. A
well-developed sense of balance and rhythm but needing direction. Stalemate.

Reversed Meaning: Release, movement of affairs, sometimes in the wrong direction. Avoid impostors.
Sympathy for those in trouble. Disloyalty.

 


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Three of Swords

3 Swords Tarot CardHeartbreak. Betrayal.
Greif. Sadness. Tears. Loss. Love triangle.
Infidelity. Jealousy. Rejection. Painful truth.
Suffering. Abandonment. Release through
forgiveness.

Upright Meaning: Stormy weather for the affections. Tears, separation, quarreling. A general
upheaval of the environment. Possibility of civil war. Political strife.

Reversed Meaning: There is still confusion, loss, sorrow, upheaval, but in lesser degree.

 


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Four of Swords

4 Swords Tarot Card

Financial stability.
Withdrawal. Respite.
Recovery. Patience. Time- out. Solving
problems. Finding solutions. Mental burnout.
Repose. Contemplation. Introspection.

Upright Meaning: Hermit’s repose. Rest after war. Banishment. Relaxation of anxiety, release
from suffering. There will soon be a change for the better. Not a card of death.

Reversed Meaning: Renewed activity; qualified success. Movement in one’s affairs; social unrest. A caution
to be wise, circumspect, and economical.

 

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Five of Swords

Five of Swords ~ Fighting. Aggression.
Arguments. Bullying. Under attack.
Resentment. Slander. Defeated. Poor
communication. Hostility. Dispute. Negative
environment.

Upright Meaning: Failure, defeat. Degradation. Conquest of others. Unfairness, slander, cruelty,
cowardliness.

Reversed Meaning: Beware of pride. There is a chance of loss or defeat. Attendance at a funeral. Empty
victory. Sorrow. Weakness.

 


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Six of Swords

Navigating through obstacles.
Relief from stress. Healing. Moving on. Travel
over water. Respite from psychological
suffering. Getting away from chaos. Transition.

Upright Meaning: The future will he better. Success after anxieties. Journey to a new home, by water. Sending someone to represent you in an undertaking. Also a journey in consciousness.

Reversed Meaning: You will stay where you are. No immediate way out of present difficulties. Unfavorable issue of a lawsuit or other undertaking.

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Seven of Swords

Swords Tarot Cards - The Meanings of the Suit of Swords Angel number

Deception. Manipulation.
Dishonest. Trickery. Plan of action. Gathering
information. Hidden. Stealth behaviour.
Sneaky. Cheating. Escape plan. Laying low.

Upright Meaning: A plan that may fail. An unwise attempt to make away with what is not yours.
Unstable effort. Arguments over plans. Spying on another. Partial success.

Reversed Meaning: Possibility of unexpected good. Sound advice. Instruction. Wishes about to be fulfilled.

 


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Eight of Swords

8 Swords Tarot CardAnxiety. Triggers. Victim
of abuse. Psychological suffering. Feeling
trapped. Confusion. Mental health issues. Self sabotage. Bound by illusions.

Upright Meaning: Narrow or restricted surroundings. Bondage. Imprisonment through indecision.
Betrayal. Fear to move out of a situation. Temporary sickness.

Reversed Meaning: New beginnings now possible. Impulsive, generous nature. Relaxation from fear.
Freedom.

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Nine of Swords

 9 Swords Tarot CardWorry. Anxiety. Fears.
Guilt. Insomnia. Oppression. Feeling burdened.
Painful memories. Nightmares. Cluttered mind.
Overwhelmed by emotions. Regret. Obsessive
thoughts.

Upright Meaning: Suffering, loss, misery. Burden, oppression. Doubt and desolation. Illness.
May mean death of a loved one.

Reversed Meaning: Patience, unselfishness. Time brings healing. Tomorrow is another day.

 


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Ten of Swords

10 Swords Tarot CardAttacked. Betrayed. Rock
bottom. Slander. Lies. Sacrificing yourself.
Feeling unappreciated and used. Painful ending.
Relapse. Turning point. Release from suffering.

Upright Meaning: Though the Nine of Swords showed despair, the meaning here is even more serious. Ruin of plans and projects. Defeat in war. Disruption of home life. Tears will fall. Trouble will come in spite of riches and high position. Not a card of violent death. A suggestion to give charity freely to those in trouble.

Reversed Meaning: Overthrow of evil forces. Some success and profit. Courage to rise again. In spiritual matters, looking to higher powers for help.

 

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Page of Swords

Truthseeker. Rebellious.
Curious. Perceptive. Investigating. Observant.
Spy. Vigilant. Asking questions. Painful truth.
Research. Challenge. Defensive. Deception.

Upright Meaning: A young person who might be a page in the diplomatic or government service.
He or she already has great understanding and knows how to use diplomacy.
This card can also mean a message and certain types of spying, as well as grace and dexterity.

Reversed Meaning: Impostor, likely to be exposed. Frivolity and cunning. Possibility of ill health. Be
prepared for the unexpected.

 


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Knight of Swords

Knight Swords Tarot CardTruth teller. Critical.
Defending the truth. Rebellion. Revolution.
Debate. Attack. Flying off the handle.
Impetuous. Opposition. Outburst. Speed.
Drama.

Upright Meaning: A dashing, brave young man. Though he may be domineering, he has a clean
heart and is full of courage. The card may also mean the coming or going of misfortune.

Reversed Meaning: Extravagance. Given to braggadocio. Tyranny over the helpless, be it man or animal. A person always ready to start a fight. Destruction may come about through the knight’s activities.

 

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Queen of Swords

Authentic. Independent.
Direct. Honest. Blunt. Intelligent.
Communicator. Writer. Sharp mind. Scorned
woman. Harsh words. Mean. Vindictive.

Upright Meaning: A subtle, keen, and quick-witted woman who may represent a widow or one
who is unable to bear children. Perhaps she is mourning for those she loves who are far away from
her.
This card may mean widowhood, mourning, privation. Kindness but also firmness. Keen
observation. Gracefulness; fondness for dancing.

Reversed Meaning: Unreliability. Narrow-mindedness. Gossip. Deceit, Malice. A woman of artifice and
prudery.


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King of Swords

King of SwordsWell educated.
Intelligent. Assertive. Articulate. Logical.
Authoritative. Aloof. Legalities. Law.
Controlling. Lacks empathy. Oppressive.
Domineering.

Upright Meaning: This is a man who may be a lawyer, a judge, a general, or a governor. He
gives wise counsel, is firm in enmity as well as in friendship. A man of many ideas, thoughts, and
designs.
The card may also mean power, strength, authority, or military intelligence.

Reversed Meaning: Distrustful, suspicious. Also harsh and malicious. Plotting, barbarity, power for
disruption, are revealed.

 

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Read the other  4 suits of the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards:

The Suite of Wands,
The Suite of Cups,
The Suite of Swords,
The Suite of Pentacles

 


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