Have a Glance into Your Mind and Spirit with the Suit of Swords


The suit of Swords represents the mind and the spirit. It is associated with the natural element of air and the suit of spades in a traditional deck of cards. While in the real world, a sword is a weapon that can injure someone severely, in the Tarot, swords are a metaphor for the mind that can penetrate the surface of the issue, just like a sword penetrates a body.

So, what can the suit of Swords tell you about your situation in a reading? Let’s find out.

Understanding the suit of Swords in Tarot

Sword cards are never about superficial things because the Swords drive deeply into the root of the issues and reveal the problems in your life. The raw honesty of these cards can be hurtful for you, but at the same time, it will:

  • Free you from delusions and misunderstandings.
  • Freed from the depths of your mind.

Every thought will become its own sword, reaching to others while sharing wisdom and knowledge.

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In addition, Sword cards also stand for your achievements and things you are proud of. At the same time, the air element at their core may often shake your foundations and turn your view of life around completely. The combination of the sharpness of your mind and the softness of your spirituality finds itself in this suit. 

Meanings of Sword Cards       

Each of the cards in the suit of Swords carries a special meaning in your Tarot readings. Learn what Sword cards can tell you about your question or situation.

Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords stands for a great achievement, with or without the help of others around you. However, this is typically something that is also a double-edged sword, as it makes you proud but might result in problems for someone else. In a Tarot reading, this card represents your spiritual journey to higher understanding.

Numerical Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords in a Tarot reading typically means a conflict of visions or ideas and mixed signals that can be resolved with good communication. Sometimes though, no matter how hard the sides try to resolve their misunderstandings, they still cannot come to an agreement and leave things as they were.

Three of Swords

This Sword card can represent emotional lows and heartbreaks. It symbolizes your understanding of something that is completely lost and could never be turned back. This can be related to the loss of an emotional connection with someone who was very dear to you.

Four of Swords

Four of Swords is related to the main foundations of your life like your family, career, and closest relationships. When you see this card in your Tarot reading, this means that you are not paying enough attention to important things in your life. Sometimes, you get overwhelmed, but when this happens, keep your priorities straight.

Five of Swords

This Sword card typically shows negative aspects of the environment around you. It can be a conflict with your friend or a negative co-worker at the office. Whichever the case, this person in your life will be impossible to ignore or avoid, so be prepared.

Six of Swords

If six of Swords appear in your Tarot reading, this might mean that you are going through a hard time, but this will soon change. Do not give up, because even if you are in a bad place right now, there is a more hopeful and positive future awaiting you.

Seven of Swords

This card is associated with cheating, lies, manipulation, trickery, and cunning. If this card appears in your Tarot reading, this might mean that there is a person in your environment who is not being entirely honest with you. Think about those close to you so you can find this person.

Eight of Swords

If you think you are trapped in your current situation, think again. Things are not as bad as they seem. Being stuck in a job you do not enjoy doing or in a relationship that has long lost its spark, you might feel as if there is no way out of this. When this Sword card appears in your reading, this means you are suffering. Do not blame yourself and look for a way out.

Nine of Swords

Nine of Swords can represent your need to focus on what is going well in your life so that you can find the courage to deal with the things that do not. You might also be dealing with such problems as insomnia, depression, or anxiety. This card tells you to seek help.

Ten of Swords

If you tend to blame outside factors for the problems in your life, it is time to stop and look inwards. Things are getting serious, so get serious as well. Evaluate what is troubling you and think of creative solutions to your issues when you see this Sword card in a reading.

Royal Swords

Page of Swords

This card signifies a new beginning. Perhaps there is a project that is awaiting you at work or a new relationship that will come into your life. Whichever the case, keep an open mind because the changes that are coming might first be overwhelming for you.

Knight of Swords

Knight of Swords can be related to a person, a situation, or a message from the universe. When you see this card in your Tarot reading, be prepared to make an important decision that can change everything for you. Your goal is closer than you think, and you know the path to it already.

Queen of Swords

When you see the queen of Swords in your Tarot reading, it represents you as a natural diplomat. If there is an argument or a confrontation, you are usually the one calming people down and helping them reach an agreement. Although this might be simply because you want to stay in control.

King of Swords

This Sword card represents a decision. The king stands for authority and intellect, fairness and good judgment. If you see this card in your reading, this might mean that you are in control of the situation and are not letting yourself get carried away.