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Tarot Card Meanings List — Swords

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Suit of Swords


The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged. This can be used for both good or evil, to help and to harm, and our greatest conflicts usually come from this delicate balance. At their worst, the swords can be abusive, harsh, and lack empathy.

King of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

King of Swords Meaning

Upright: head over heart, discipline, truth, Reversed: manipulative, cruel, weakness

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Knight of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Swords Meaning

Upright: action, impulsiveness, defending beliefs, Reversed: no direction, disregard for consequences, unpredictability

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Queen of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Queen of Swords Meaning

Upright: complexity, perceptiveness, clear mindedness, Reversed: cold hearted, cruel, bitterness

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Page of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Page of Swords Meaning

Upright: curiosity, restlessness, mental energy, Reversed: deception, manipulation, all talk

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Ten of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Swords Meaning

Upright: failure, collapse, defeat, Reversed: can't get worse, only upwards, inevitable end

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Nine of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Swords Meaning

Upright: anxiety, hopelessness, trauma, Reversed: hope, reaching out, despair

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Eight of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Swords Meaning

Upright: imprisonment, entrapment, self-victimization, Reversed: self acceptance, new perspective, freedom

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Seven of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Swords Meaning

Upright: deception, trickery, tactics and strategy, Reversed: coming clean, rethinking approach, deception

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Six of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Six of Swords Meaning

Upright: transition, leaving behind, moving on, Reversed: emotional baggage, unresolved issues, resisting transition

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Five of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Five of Swords Meaning

Upright: unbridled ambition, win at all costs, sneakiness, Reversed: lingering resentment, desire to reconcile, forgiveness

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Three of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Three of Swords Meaning

Upright: heartbreak, suffering, grief, Reversed: recovery, forgiveness, moving on

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Four of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Swords Meaning

Upright: rest, restoration, contemplation, Reversed: restlessness, burnout, stress

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Two of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Two of Swords Meaning

Upright: difficult choices, indecision, stalemate, Reversed: lesser of two evils, no right choice, confusion

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Ace of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Swords Meaning

Upright: breakthrough, clarity, sharp mind, Reversed: confusion, brutality, chaos

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