Tarot Suit of Swords


Swords represent logic, the mind and your thoughts. They deal with problems and troubles, planning, communication, ideas, your intellect and how you use it.

Ace of Swords
Represents the creative idea; the sword of truth; gaining clarity; a brilliant idea; justice; mental strength; divine inspiration; quickfire thoughts and ideas. Read more
2 of Swords
Balance and harmony; inner peace; calmness; agreement; compromise; meditation. Read more
3 of Swords
Grief; heartbreak; emotional pain; a parting or ending of a relationship; troubles ahead; emotional disturbance; mental anguish. Read more
4 of Swords
Calling a truce; rest; concord; a pact; agreement; synchronicity; order; taking a break; reconsidering your position. Read more
5 of Swords
Defeatism; arguments; negativity; dissension; discord; troubles, disturbances; feeling defeated; feeling broken. Read more
6 of Swords
Mental clarity; ideas coming together; using logic to find the solution; using your intellect; an inner journey of discovery; an actual journey. Read more
7 of Swords
Feeling ineffectual; delusion; feeling inept; pessimism; subterfuge; theft; theft of ideas; mental procrastination. Read more
8 of Swords

Interference, internal or external; sheer bad luck; being held back; mental blockages; unforeseen obstructions; opposition. Read more

9 of Swords
Mental cruelty; verbal assault; worry; sleepless nights; self-harm; betrayal; suffering; despondency; a turn for the worse; anxiety. Read more
10 of Swords
Ruin; a sudden ending; feeling totally broken; grief; a negative outcome; depression; feeling crushed; the result of wrong choices. Read more
Tarot Court Cards

This group are somewhat complex and require more than just a few keywords to see them expressed with any sense of completeness. I grouped them into their rank and presented them as People, as Events and as Inner Processes in the following posts:

For more thorough and complex card meanings and divinatory definitions, head over to our growing Tarot Card Meanings section, where you can search and explore card by card. From here, simply click on an individual card to be taken directly to it. Navigate through the Tarot Card Meanings section from there by using the navigation bar and breadcrumb just above the card title. You can of course continue to search the keywords of the other minor arcana suits in their group form using the links below.




Author: Catherine

I use tarot to help me navigate life and understand myself better. As well as tarot, I enjoy using aromatherapy & herbalism to improve my health & well being. My spiritual seeking lay with Gaia, the environment & what my senses engage around me.

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