Air and Intellect
Swords are intellectual and communicative and like their element Air, are cool and free ranging. They cut through muddled ideas and bring clear cut reason to bear. Swords tend to lack emotion, rendering them insensitive to the feelings of others, in extreme cases, they can be bitter and cruel. Proficient communicators, conversation often has a 'cutting edge'. Swords work in the realm of ideas bringing into connection thoughts, people and places.
King of Swords
The King of Swords He is a figure of power and authority. He is meticulous and scrupulous in his dealings.
He is a brown haired man with brown eyes. Controlled and highly analytical. He is professonal. Law. Judgement.
Cruelty. Sadism. Dangerous person. Lawsuits.
Queen of Swords
Queen of Swords She is an intelligent, articulate woman. She is inventive. She is a widow or a woman who is withdrawn or sad.
Privation. Widowhood. Beware of bitterness and withdrawal from others..
Vengefulness. Prejudice. Pettiness. Prudishness.
Knight of Swords
Knight of Swords He is an aggressive young man, prepared to fight with skill and courage.
Brilliant intellect. Good business acumen. Bravery. Headstrong rush into the unknown.
Impulsive mistakes. Impatience. Extravagance.
Page of Swords
Page of Swords Is a perceptive child or young person. An adept spy, indifferent to others.
Disruptive situations due to gossip or rumour mongering. Agility.
Bad news. Untrustworthy. Unforseen events. An impostor.
Ace of Swords or 1
Ace of Swords Progress and promise
Strength in adversity. A force for good against evil. New vigour to mental powers. New Ideas. Progressive thought.
Disaster. Self destruction. Strife. Difficulties.
2 of Swords
2 of Swords Courage to make decisions
Stalemate. Balance. Compromise. Truce. Impasse.
Treachery. Falsehood. Dishonor. Disharmony.
3 of Swords
3 of Swords Rifts in partnerships
Quarrels. Separations. Absence. Faithlessness. Broken promises.
Confusion. Change of mind causes arguments. Partnerships dissolved.
4 of Swords
4 of Swords Productive solitude
Relief from anxiety. Respite. Recuperation. Solitude. Rebirth of ideas.
Activity. Thrift. Economy. Regaining that which is lost.
5 of Swords
5 of Swords Knowing when to admit defeat
Destruction. Turmoil. Defeat. Dishonor. Limitations acknowledged.
Uncertainty. Misfortune befalling someone. Weakness.
6 of Swords
6 of Swords Difficulties give way to peaceful times.
A journey, perhaps across water. Tension and strain followed by harmonious conditions..
No solutions to troubles. No progress. Stalemate.
7 of Swords
7 of Swords Intellect triumphs over aggression
Objective gained by evasion and quick thinking. Logic and reason win the day.
Flight from unlawful act. Uncertain counsel. Unwise advice.
8 of Swords
8 of Swords Mental confusion
Bound by personal fears. Inability to escape problems. Blindness. Confusion. Indecision.
Treachery in the past. Regeneration. Victory over fears.
9 of Swords
9 of Swords Time to clear the mind
Fear of disaster is greater then the outcome. Mental anguish. Anxiety. concern for a loved one.
Doubt. Suspicion. Conflict with partner.
10 of Swords
10 of Swords Metaphorical death and subsequent rebirth.
End of a relationship or phase. Loss. Desolation. Ground cleared for something new.
Temporary gain. Profit. New ideas.
The images used for the Tarot Cards are from
The Aquatic Tarot in Watercolors © Andreas Schröeter