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Tarot - Suit of Swords

Glimpse into the world of the Mind - Challenges, Difficulties, Ego, Perception, Control

Ace of Swords

The Root of the Powers of Air

Numerical Value: 5
Season: Autumn
Direction: East

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Total and complete change of mind.  In its purest form the ace is symbolic of strongly constituted authority, and pursuit of ultimate truth.  Triumph, victory and success, a rebirth and a new beginning.

Reversed - Confusion, exaggeration in thought, violence, destruction and the misuse of power.  Possibly death, but this depends upon other cards.

Two of Swords

The Lord of Peace Restored

Numerical Value: 2

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Courage, delicate and precarious balance in adversity.  Differences resolved, relief, restoration of peace, truce, a weight off the mind.

Reversed - Treachery, violence, willful misguidance and misleading advice, betrayal, trickery and deceit.

Three of Swords

The Lord of Sorrow

Numerical Value: 3


Divinatory meaning
Upright - Sorrow and extreme pain.  With a positive view in end: upheaval, separation, disruption and discord. Heartbreak, tears, strife, conflict.  The clearing of that which is obsolete to make way for that to come.  Establishment of something better.


Reversed - Spiritual and mental confusion, loss, discord, treachery and sorrow.  War, breaking of a truce, quarrels and enmity.  Physical or mental disorder.

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