Suit of Swords

The 14 tarot cards of the Suit of Swords represent the intellect, power, logic, and action. The numbered Minor cards tend to relate to everyday events and situations, while the court cards may refer to people.

Each of these cards can, of course, represent the following meanings. Or their reverse. Or any other meanings that you read into them and develop for yourself. Different cards in different decks can also give different feelings. Trust yourself and study the cards; with time you will see their place in the deck. These simple keywords are a beginning sketch of the tarot cards.

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Ace of Swords

Unmanifested Thought, Truth, Determination

Two of Swords

Calm, Choice, Equality

Three of Swords

Pain, Growth, Development

Four of Swords

Rest, Preparation, Retreat

Five of Swords

Defeat, Tension, Surrender

Six of Swords

Transition, Craft, Preparation

Seven of Swords

Illusion, Challenge, Strategy

Eight of Swords

Bondage, Control, Unconsciousness

Nine of Swords

Uncertainty, Doubt, Worry

Ten of Swords

Despair, Turmoil, Intellectual Limits

Page of Swords

Searcher of the Truth

Knight of Swords

Discovery and Development of the Self

Queen of Swords

Stern and Reserved Keeper of the Truth

King of Swords

Visionary and Disciplined Leader