The Suit of Swords is all about Quick Thoughts and thoughtless deeds.
The suit of Swords can also go by the name of Spades.
Swords represent the Air signs of the Zodiac, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. As the air signs, they are quick to react with lightning speed.
In fact, Swords can represent electronic communications like Email and Social Media platforms that encourage you to run off at the mouth a bit and start more fights than you need to occasionally.
Swords represent people in your reading who are academically minded or love to learn, people with sharp minds and sharp wit. lawyers often pop up with swords in some readings.
The major arcana cover more of the high-level justice and policy type issues but the swords may come up in legal terms in fine print or in contract disputes.
They may be a reminder to pay attention to the details because those details often make or break a deal.
Picture people you would find in libraries and universities, or perhaps the odd Dot Com billionaire.
They love to research, and the law and intellectual property, virtual worlds, and things created with the power of their mind.
What does a sword card mean in your Tarot card spread?
Just like in life a raised sword means paying attention because you are about to make a decision that could drastically affect your life, both in the moment and down the road.
Decisions, Worries, Problems, Communications, waiting on an answer or communique. Think, “Pit and the Pendulum.”
Swords also represent ideas and inspirations and may indicate an audit or corner-turning decisions that need to be made.
Swords bring the clarity of adrenaline when applied to the very crux of the problem.
What does the Sword Lowered (or reversed) in your Tarot Spread mean?
The sword lowered ether means the party is over or the threat or opportunity has passed.
The soulless bean counter with no passion for the business.
Depending on the card It can mean Ruthless, hot-headed, and full of hot air.
Mental issues may be indicated and negative life changes come about because you can’t let go of things skillfully yourself.
What Time of Year Does the Swords Suit Represent?
The Suit of Swords represents winter in your timeline questions. The colors seen for Swords quite often in the traditional images are grey and cloudy and tinged with lavender.
Winter is a time when the cold winds blow and winds are sharp against your skin.
It’s a time of retreat and contemplation.
Think of the night before the battle when you sharpen your sword and ask yourself if you are ready.
When working with Sword energy, remember airpower gets things whipped into a frenzy and gets people moving down the track, just be sure you are headed in the right direction because a sword will never stop to ask.
Learn more about specific tarot cards in the Suit of Swords below…
Other Card Meanings
Now that you’ve learned about the Suit of Swords, check out our other articles to learn more about the Major and Minor Arcanas.