SWORDS


ACE OF SWORDS

  • New beginnings and new opportunities by ruthlessly cutting away from the past
  • Clinical card, there is no room for attachment, whether material or emotional 
  • Truthful perception, sharp and astute 
  • Wisdom, using this to act concisely 
  • Wisdom, leading us beyond illusion and limitations
  • Clear understanding of the facts
  • Powerful mental focus and grasp of what is going on 

2 OF SWORDS

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  • Indecision
  • Refusal to face a situation to look more deeply at the truth
  • Inability to grasp the totality of a situation as we have yet to fully realise what this is made up of
  • A defensive attitude
  • Unable to see your choices
  • Pushing everything away

3 OF SWORDS

  • Heartache
  • Grief
  • Sorrow
  • Worry
  • Hurtin the past, present and future
  • You know you’re alive as you can feel the pain
  • Fighting acceptance keeps the pain alive

4 OF SWORDS

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  • Recuperation
  • Time out to
  • Meditation - quietening the mind
  • Strength in reserve
  • Withdrawing
  • stabilisation 
  • Connecting to spirit
  • Healing, recouping strength 
  • Time out from battle until there is a better time for winning

 

 


5 OF SWORDS

  • Battle of mental conflict
  • Bullying or being victimised
  • Battles with other people 
  • Humiliation and defeat
  • Losing a battle or winning a battle 
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Our enemies 
  • The stakes are usually high and extremes will be taken
  • All bets are off and people will play dirty in order to win
  • Our strength or weakness in battles

 


6 OF SWORDS

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  • Out of troubled waters and into calmer waters
  • Sign that someone will assist us on our path
  • An escape route out of bad times
  • Adapting to troubles
  • Waiting out troubled times to settle
  • Taking your troubles with you - a lack of resolution to problems
  • Keeping calm in difficult situations
  • A period of deep reflection on issues that have yet to be resolved
  • Support from others at times of difficulty

 


7 OF SWORDS

  • An impulsive card
  • Resourcefulness
  • Doing things in a different way
  • Taking action against problems
  • Craftiness, deviousness
  • Dodgy but often in a good way
  • running away from problems
  • Taking control of the situation
  • A coup 
  • Sometimes we need to be unconventional to get results
  • Lack of resolution to a problem which will inevitably resurface

8 OF SWORDS

  • Being mentally controlled and dominated by others
  • Oppression, kept down by a force
  • Trained to believe we are helpless - propaganda
  • A sense of restriction and claustrophobia 
  • Humiliation caused by others 
  • Often arises when we ignore situations which must be faced

9 OF SWORDS

  • Fear of the unknown
  • Expecting the worst
  • Mental pain and anguish
  • Sleeplessness
  • Inability to face the future or what lies ahead
  • Disempowerment, can be from a lack of mental control or because we are being controlled by others 
  • Fear for those who we love 

10 OF SWORDS

  • Betrayal
  • Stabbed in the back
  • total loss
  • Hysteria - being melodramatic
  • Often this is about our overreaction to problems, creating a scene of drama
  • Not as bad as it looks, the worst of the situation is over and brighter skies lie ahead

PAGE OF SWORDS

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  • Irritable
  • Gossipy 
  • Nagging, won’t let things go
  • Pessimistic, fails to look on the bright side of things
  • New opportunities based on ideas from the past
  • Indicates high intelligence and quick thinking 
  • Always thinking things over
  • Questioning everything 
  • Matters not fully developed    
  • Hesitating to put opportunities and ideas into action – often from the past
  • Anxiety of the past, or of facing the future
  • Self-doubt – action rather than thinking, otherwise a tendency to lose confidence

KNIGHT OF SWORDS

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  • Very changeable in character
  • Sharply opportunistic 
  • Putting ideas into action – providing them with mobility 
  • Mentally skilful 
  • Indecisiveness – too many ideas or choices
  • Tough when it comes to conflict
  • Quick to react – doesn’t think things through
  • Frustration born out of inner conflict
  • Argumentative 
  • Aggressiveness 

 

QUEEN OF SWORDS

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  • Someone who has had deep life experiences and knows pain
  • Singled, widowed or divorced – prefers to be alone – female energy
  • Cuts away in relationship
  • Experienced pain and has faced this 
  • Thinks of the future without the person who has left her
  • Understands the nature of sorrow
  • Rises above the pain and sorrow and both liberates and empowers herself
  • Sword like the Ace  – mentally astute and connected to spiritual purpose
  • Frees herself from confusion, doubt and fear as she opens her hand to the world
  • Shares an understanding of the pain of others

KING OF SWORDS

  • Often cold hearted, thinks only of his own agenda
  • Highly strategic and usually untrustworthy
  • Politically motivated, always thinking about the upper hand
  • Uses intellect as a tool of authority     
  • Preconceived and prejudiced according to his own ideas 
  • Widowed, divorced or single – prefers to be alone – male energy 
  • Cuts away from relationships
  • Aloof, remote and uninvolved in relationships 
  • Realist – narrow views and materialistic, detached from holism
  • Acts in best interests of others based on his own ideas, beliefs and need

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