The Minor Arcana – Suit of Swords

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Other Names: Spades

Meaning: Matters that deal with intellect, intelligence, thoughts, and ideas. The Suit of Swords deal with the problems in your life, your mental processes: learning, writing & speaking. Logic rules here with facts, decisions & intelligence all informing your life. Within tarot card meanings, the tarot suit of swords represent logic, the mind and your thoughts. They deal with problems and troubles, planning, communication, ideas, your intellect and how you use it. They represent your daily and life struggles, problems in general. The very nature of a sword is aggressive and warlike. Combined with the swiftness of air, the combination can see situations arise quickly. The ability to see clearly means resolution is quick also. Swords people are great thinkers. You will find them in study, research, academia, the sciences, law courts and libraries. They love to learn and live to do it in any capacity.

Element: Air

Attributes: Active, masculine; hot and dry

Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Direction: West

Season: Pagan – Spring, Esoteric – Autumn

Self: Ming, Thoughts, Intellect

Jungian Function: Thinking

Body Part: Head

Qabbalistic World: Yetzirah – the Formative World

  • One of Swords
  • Two of Swords
  • Three of Swords
  • Four of Swords
  • Five of Swords
  • Six of Swords
  • Seven of Swords
  • Eight of Swords
  • Nine of Swords
  • Ten of Swords
  • Page of Swords
  • Knight of Swords
  • Queen of Swords
  • King of Swords