Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings
The Suit of Swords:
The Suit of Swords represents the element of Air and it’s astrological signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. The suit Swords covers your thoughts, belief systems, mental activity, struggles, conflict, logic, communication and your intellect. The Suit of Swords speaks of your ability to communicate and handle conflict/problem-solving.
Six of Swords is about crossing the troubled sea and entering into calmer water. This is the card for finding solutions and implementing them, often bringing other people with you in the process, ie, your family, friends, and colleagues.
Seven of Swords denotes someone is moving forward in less than honourable ways. There is often dishonesty connected with this card, and trying to get away with something or trying to get out of something by lying.
Eight of Swords is the card of being stuck and unable to move on due to confusion and not knowing what is going on. Often people draw this card when their own gut feeling is being overruled by other people.
Ten of Swords is the card for endings and loss, backstabbing and lack of support. Sometimes this card denotes hitting rock bottom. It has the mentality of ‘when it rains it pours’, and the querent might be feeling there is no end of the suffering.
Knight of Swords denotes a communicative, strong-minded and at times an opinionated person who is very action oriented and thrive on change. This is someone with a competitive streak and doesn’t like to let go of his/hers position in an argument.
Queen of Swords denotes a woman who is cold, professional and smart. She is witty and funny in an intelligent way (no toilet humour). She often represents single women who have been hurt in love, and is bitter and hurt, but a master at covering it up.
Eight of Swords reversed indicates a person who is unable to move forward due to self-doubts, fear, and isolation. The person knows the way forward, yet chooses to stay put, escaping in their own heads.
Ten of Swords reversed indicates a person who is holding on to pain often inflicted by others. This querent might not be able to let go of what other people have inflicted and is feeling no support. Not just is there no support, there might even be deliberate sabotage.
Page of Swords reversed indicates a person who lies, gossips and being a know it all. This is someone who says inappropriate things and wastes his time in chat rooms. They don’t keep secrets or promises.
What do the Swords tarot cards tell us in a reading
Many swords in a reading indicate that the person is operating on the mental plane. There are plenty of mental stimulations and interesting brain candy. You might find that you want to study, read and learn more about topics you find interesting. The swords also denote stimulating conversations and you might even find yourself falling in love with someone’s mind. The way they talk and express themselves are stirring something up in you.
Health wise the swords warn against becoming too angry with people. Conflict can lead to resentments which again turn to decrease in life energy flow within your body. Stay open to others ideas without hating and resenting. Avoid toxic arguments and conflicts. Sometimes conflicts are necessary, but more often they become a detriment to our peace of mind and to our health.