Suit of Swords Complete Reference Guide

Suit of Swords Complete Reference Guide
Complete Suit of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

The command of the swords references our current life challenges. This is a suit that cuts through to the truth regardless of our feelings and emotions. The Suit of Swords can be unsympathetic and may deal great blows to our defense mechanisms such as denial or repression. This Suit often requires the most willingness, as they often necessitate a massive transition of consciousness.

In a tarot reading, the swords can foretell an illness, emotional turmoil and, in some cases, death. Symbolized as truth, the swords can be double-edged; they can be both enlightening and disconcerting.

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ace of Swords tarot card meanings

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Here, you are facing adversity. You must remain strong and be true to your principles. The utilization of your mind, logic, and determination will help you confront your current challenges. The most important thing to remember is to believe in your own abilities. This is the time to rise to the occasion. Your confidence and strength of will can help you overcome your fears. The energy of the Ace of Swords initiates the time for new intellectual endeavors. In some cases, the Ace of Swords can indicate potential health issues. (Click card image to read more about The Ace of Swords tarot card meaning.)

Reversed Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Ace of Swords

Reversed Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In the reversed position, the Ace of Swords suggests that you could be using too much force. You may be using your power as a means to intimidate people. Be careful not to use your strength in a negative way or your forceful behavior may cause you to burn important bridges. In love Tarot, this card suggests that you might be in such a relationship yourself; where you are at risk of not being heard, are fearful, or feel confined by an overbearing partner. Finally if your card pertains to health, the Ace of Swords reversed may indicate protracted problems or a very long recovery. (Click card image to read more about the Reversed Ace of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Two of Swords

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Swords indicates that you are at an impasse. You may be feeling overwhelmed or are lacking in clarity. If you are falsely relying on your intellect, you may be overlooking your true feelings. Choosing to ignore you personal truths may cause you further troubles. By releasing your thoughts and emotions you can have faith in the spiritual forces to guide you. Clarity and direction can often be revealed through resolution of inner conflict. (Click card image to read more about The Two of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Reversed Two of Swords

Reversed Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a reversed position, the Two of Swords suggests that your emotions have been released and tensions have been dispelled. With this new clarity, indecisiveness disappears and decisions can now be made. This may indicate a time to leap into action. However, there may still be a period of delay for things to develop. Patience is required. A reversed Two of Swords reminds you that your own fears can halt your personal growth. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Two of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Three of Swords

Three of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Swords indicates there will be a major separation or loss from a loved one. This could be a period of deep upheaval both spiritually and emotionally. You have a need for cleansing and a catharsis of your emotions. This action is necessary in order for you to have a shift in your perspective. The Three of Swords also represents the fear of or actual abandonment. Experiencing the grief is crucial to healing. (Click card image to read more about The Three of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Reversed Three of Swords

Reversed Three of Swords Tarot Meaning

The end of your pain is in sight. By processing your feelings of loss, you realize your inner strength and are ready for a new life stage. In love Tarot, the reversed Three of Swords can be associated with old wounds or trauma. It’s important to not project these experiences into your relationships. If you are not careful, this can inhibit growth for your current relationship. You must be willing to work through the issues of your past in order to move forward. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Three of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Four of Swords

Four of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Four of Swords is a card of respite. Often the Four of Swords suggests that you have finally overcome a major obstacle. It is now time for you to recover and heal. Do not be concerned about inactivity; regroup, meditate and contemplate. A vacation may be in sight, or this may be a great time to plan one. Health-wise, the Four of Swords indicates recovery. (Click card image to read more about The Four of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed four of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Four of Swords

Reversed Four of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

This is the time to get back into action. You need to be present in your life. It is time to resume your daily activities again. However, in some cases, you or someone close to you may need to examine your behaviors. There is a risk of becoming too isolated. You may face rejection or loss of a job. In some cases, a Reversed Four of Swords can indicate health issues that can hamper your energy levels. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Four of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Five of Swords

Five of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Someone that you know may be having a negative affect on you by challenging you at work or within your home. Be cautious of this competition and become aware of the negative impact that an ego battle can bring. Do not lose yourself in manipulation or selfishness. With hostility in the air it is important to examine the relationships that you are in. There may be betrayal or deceit. In love Tarot, your relationships may be complicated and argumentative. Someone’s feelings may get hurt. (Click card image to read more about The Five of Swords tarot card meaning.).

reversed five of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Five of Swords

Reversed Five of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a reversed position, the Five of Swords indicates that dishonesty and intimidation are causing your current situation to be unsuccessful. By possible bullying, you are feeling degraded and humiliated. These feelings stem from feeling victimized. This is a good time to explore this and take responsibility for your own actions or lack of self-esteem. On a positive note, the reversed Five of Swords can indicate that a troublesome battle will soon be over. Competition and unwarranted gossip will soon cease to be a problem. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Five of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Six of Swords

Six of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The stress is over and you are entering a period of tranquility where you can expect advantageous changes. You can now let yourself go with the flow. The Six of Swords may also indicate travel for you or a visitor from far away. This is the time to explore your relationships. You may need to ask yourself how your past is affecting them. This is an excellent time to leave an unhealthy relationship. Break from old behaviors and negative thinking. It's time to move forward. (Click card image to read more about The Six of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed six of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Six of Swords

Reversed Six of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The reversed Six of Swords indicates a difficulty in moving beyond conflict and tension. Things have come to a standstill and progress has been delayed. Travel plans may be halted or delayed. Perhaps you are feeling trapped and are unable to see a way out of your difficulties. You need to be more conscious of your circumstances and be prepared to work harder towards personal growth. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Six of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Seven of Swords

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Seven of Swords holds several messages of caution. In reaching your goals people may anticipate your actions, so do the unpredictable. In business take care to scrutinize those you are involved with as theft, lawsuits or other problems are possible. Be careful of self-defeating actions and those who may take advantage of others. The Seven of Swords can indicate a need to have a readiness to cut ties with negative relationships and to move forward in your life. (Click card image to read more about The Seven of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed seven of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Seven of Swords

Reversed Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

With the Seven of Swords in a reversed position, you can expect an apology coming your way. Something taken from you will be returned. You may receive constructive criticism; be open to advice and suggestions. Keep sight of your goals with a steady awareness so you don’t miss opportunities. The reversed Seven of Swords also warns against laziness and indecision. Hard work and self-management will be rewarded with acknowledgment and success. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Seven of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Eight of Swords represents anxiety, fear and restrictions that are, typically, self-imposed. You might feel unable to work through emotional blocks or feel trapped in your current situation. The Eight of Swords reminds us that we have the capacity to free ourselves at any time we choose. Fear of the unknown is stopping your ability to move forward. Affirm your ability by trying something new. In love Tarot, you may feel confined or desire more personal freedom. (Click card image to read more about The Eight of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed eight of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Eight of Swords

Reversed Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

A reversed Eight of Swords indicates that you will experience an emotional release of some kind. Denial, anxiety and stress will be lifted. You can now perceive your situation with clarity. This is a time of personal empowerment. You can assertively walk through your fears. As negative thinking is replaced with positive, new doors will open. You are now free to do what you choose. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Eight of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Nine of Swordsg

Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Drawing the Nine of Swords indicates deep emotional issues, many times showing themselves in nightmares. Worry and anxiety are pervasive, ruling your thoughts. It’s important to realize that most of your fears, doubts and feelings of guilt are of your own making. You may feel periods of grief, depression, discouragement or sadness. In your highly emotional state, the criticism you receive from others can create anguish for you. However, the Nine of Swords suggests that your experiences are really not as bad as you imagine. (Click card image to read more about The Nine of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed nine of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Nine of Swords

Reversed Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

A reversed Nine of Swords is a card of encouragement. While you may still feel sad, the depression and associated anxiety are lifting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and a new feeling of hope. Help is on the way. The negative aspect of a reversed Nine of Swords is the continuation of worry and despair. This may be a period in which counseling could benefit you. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Nine of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Ten of Swords appears terrifying, but it can have an optimistic perspective. Symbolized as the end of a cycle, your life can take a new direction by letting go of the past and moving forward. Traditionally, the Ten of Swords suggest that, on some level, you have bottomed out. Regardless of the feelings of loss, you must let go of situations in which there can be no resolution. There may be a concern over legal issues or health complications. (Click card image to read more about The Ten of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed ten of Swords tarot card meanings

Reversed Ten of Swords

Reversed Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

With the Ten of Swords in a reversed position, you can now expect a period of recovery. You have survived and your cycle of chaos, sadness and grief is coming to an end. Seek and accept support from others. This is also a great time to connect to your own spirituality. In some cases, the Ten of Swords can signify final endings. There may be a death that occurred in your past, but you have not fully dealt with your grief. This is the time to allow yourself to feel the emotions you previously were not ready to process. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Ten of Swords tarot card meaning.)

page of Swords tarot card meanings

Page of Swords

Page of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Page of Swords may indicate that you may find yourself in a situation where quick observation and analysis are needed. You may find yourself challenged by abrasive forms of communication. Navigate through your current situations by utilizing your intellect and objectivity. The Page of Swords is also the messenger of important news. Rely on rational thinking and proceed with caution, particularly with important negotiations. A young person’s behavior can also be a concern to you. (Click card image to read more about The Page of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed page of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Page of Swords

Reversed Page of Swords Tarot Meaning

A reversed Page of Swords suggests a time of unpredictability. You may face miscommunications, broken promises, or hurt feelings. Carefully examine important paperwork. The reversed Paige of Swords can indicate scandal or even blackmail. A child in your life may be rebellious or disruptive. Be certain to set clear boundaries. (Click card image to read more about The Page of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Knight of Swords

Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Knight of Swords calls for immediate action. You may find yourself in a conflicting situation that requires confidence and fearlessness. Trust that this situation will go as quickly as it came. You are in an active time requiring you to stand up for your beliefs. Listen to your head and seek advice in legal matters. A strong, yet impetuous young man may come into your life. (Click card image to read more about The Knight of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed knight of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Knight of Swords

Reversed Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a reversed position, the Knight of Swords may indicate the departure of someone in your life, particularly a male. Do not undertake a new project and expect delays in your current plans. Your endeavors may be influenced by others, so remain diplomatic. You may be trying to control a situation through force. Be wary of your intentions. Selfish behavior may cause you problems in your relationships. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Knight of Swords tarot card meaning.)

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Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a tarot reading, the Queen of Swords suggests that this may be a period where you must find your own independence and autonomy. Your determination and strength of character can lead you. You may find yourself in a situation that requires you to be assertive and expressive. Your analytical mind is attractive to others, particularly to those involved in your work environment. This may be a period where your career takes center stage. The Queen of Swords encourages you to try something new. She can also symbolize a woman who has suffered, but remains courageous and strong. (Click card image to read more about The Queen of Swords tarot card meaning.)

reversed queen of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed Queen of Swords

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a reversed position, the Queen of Swords is a woman influenced by her own vindictiveness. She is prone to undermining you. Be careful that your past has not left you feeling resentful and slighted. Reconnect with your feelings and do not allow yourself to be manipulated by force or intimidation. The Queen of Swords warns against too much emphasis on intellect. Remain balanced, fair and non-judgmental. (Click card image to read more about the reversed Queen of Swords tarot card meaning.)

king of Swords tarot card meanings

King of Swords

King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The King of Swords is a card of truth, balance and impartial judgment. This is the time to use your skills of negotiation, objectivity and acute observation. Your independent nature will provide you with new leadership opportunities. Be original and use your intellect to think outside of the box. This may also be a good time to seek advice from an expert. Do not, however, neglect your emotions or you may be at risk of alienating yourself from others. (Click card image to read more about The King of Swords card meaning.)

reversed king of Swords tarot card meaning

Reversed King of Swords

Reversed King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

In a reversed position, the King of Swords can indicate that you have experienced some form of injustice. Use your analytical thinking to contest such issues. There may be control and domination issues. In legal affairs, the King of Swords reversed indicates a poor outcome. Work hard not to use your power to manipulate or take advantage of others. You may need to give your own emotions the freedom to express themselves. (Click card image to read more about the reversed King of Swords tarot card meaning.)

© 2010 Tarotreadingpsychic.com. All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used for example purposes only with his permission.

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