Tarot Cards - The Suit of Swords

The Suit of Swords : the following section is a work in progress, which, when complete will cover many aspects of Tarot cards, including: The history of tarot cards, The symbolism of tarot cards and finally some of the spreads and principals used in tarot card reading.  This section currently includes detailed meanings of the cards.  The section will be updated on a regular daily basis so please check back regularly.

Tarot Card Meanings Sheet TAROT CARD MEANING SHEET
All the tarot card menaings, upright and reversed, in our handy A4 meanings sheet.



The Cards:
The tarot cards consist of 78 cards that are split into two main sections called the Major Arcana (containing 22 cards) and the Minor Arcana (containing four suits, namely: The Suit of Wands, The Suit of Cups, The Suit of Swords and The Suit of Pentacles. Each suit in turn consists of 14 cards each).


The Ace of Swords
The Root of the Powers of Air

Divinatory Meanings

The Minor Arcana Cards 
The Suit of Swords 
(14 cards) represent the following:

*  The three airy astrological signs of Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
*  The element of air
*  The menal aspect of our daily lives
*  The letter Vah (Stabilisation of Form) of the Tetragrammaton

The Two of Swords
The Lord of Peace Restored
Divinatory Meanings

The Three of Swords
The Lord of Sorrow
Divinatory Meanings

The Four of Swords
The Lord of Rest from Strife
Divinatory Meanings

The Five of Swords
The Lord of Defeat
Divinatory Meanings

The Six of Swords
The Lord of Earned Success
Divinatory Meanings

The Seven of Swords
The Lord of Unstable Effort
Divinatory Meanings

The Eight of Swords
The Lord of Shortened Force
Divinatory Meanings

The Nine of Swords
The Lord of Despair and Cruelty
Divinatory Meanings

The Ten of Swords
The Lord of Ruin
Divinatory Meanings

The Page of Swords
The Princess of the Rushing Winds; The Lotus of the Palace of Air

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair:  Light Brown
Eyes:  Blue
Divinatory Meanings

The Knight of Swords
Lord of the Winds and the Breezes; King of the Spirits of Air

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair:  Dark
Eyes:  Dark
Divinatory Meanings

The Queen of Swords
The Queen of the Thrones of Air

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair:  Light Brown
Eyes:  Grey
Divinatory Meanings

The King of Swords
The Prince of the Chariots of the Winds

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair:  Dark Brown
Eyes:  Dark
Divinatory Meanings

Additional Information:
All Pages are attributed to the Element of Earth
All Knights are attributed to the element of Fire
All Queens are attributed to the Element of Water
All Kings are attributed to the element of Air

The Major Arcana cards (22 cards):

The Major Arcana

The Minor Arcana suits and cards (56 cards):

The Suit of Wands
The Suit of Cups
The Suit of Pentacles

NB: Illustrations from Universal-Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA,  Copyright 1990 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.  Universal Waite is a registered trademark of U. S. Games Systems, Inc.  Further reproduction prohibited.
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