The suit of Swords typically represents logic, clarity, and decision-making. Common themes of exploration include:

  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Debate
  • Deliberation
  • Intellect
  • Logic
  • Mathematics
  • Numbers
  • Planning
  • Reasoning
  • Thoughts

Like their element, air, the mind and decisions can vary wildly. It can be clear as a bell with the ability to see everything, it can be hazy and difficult to parse, or it can be deceptive like that bright beautiful (looking) sunny day that’s bitterly cold.

Color: Yellow
Dimension: Mind
Direction: West
Element: Air
Season: Fall

Interpreting Swords

When a Sword appears, you’re meant to consider your rational mind and utilize logic in your decisions.

Mostly Swords

A reading that is mostly made up of Sword cards indicates that you make many internal issues to sort through. Evaluate your recent behaviour and pay attention to those around you.

Strengths of the Suit of Swords

The Swords strengths lie in thought. At their best, they are logical, disciplined, and fair. The Swords excel at organization and data analysis.

Weaknesses of the Swords

The strengths of the Swords can also be used for harm. At their worst, they are cold and ruthless. Sometimes, Swords are so driven by ‘logic’ they bully others to get their way.  

Alternative Names:

  • Air
  • Blades
  • Daggers
  • Knives
  • Spades

The Suit of Swords Cards

Dive deeper into the individual cards that make up the Suit of Swords.

Ace of Swords: objective decisions

Two of Swords: debating knowledge

Three of Swords: failure of knowledge

Four of Swords: intellectual understanding

Five of Swords: illogical confrontations

Six of Swords: knowledge through interaction

Seven of Swords: ethical behavior

Eight of Swords: knowledge in action

Nine of Swords: reaching conclusions

Ten of Swords: intellectual exhaustion

Page of Swords: pursuing knowledge

Knight of Swords: leading with knowledge

Queen of Swords: using diplomacy

King of Swords: intellectual control

Examples of Swords Cards

Swords are meant to be a representation of clarity. The Sword is a tool that cuts through confusion and reveals our true agendas.

Here are 6 examples of swords cards that I love from different decks.

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