|Dr.Nikki's Tarot -
|The Suit of Swords
|Swords are the first suit of the Minor Arcana of
the Tarot Deck. The Swords modern day
counterpart in today’s playing cards is the suit of
spades. Associated with the element of Air,
Swords are related to thoughts and the
processes of thinking. The suit of swords always
speaks in the context of thinking. Whether you
need to use your intellect, wait and watch to be
able to make the appropriate judgment, or to
watch the activities of others to ensure you don’t
fall prey to their traps, the Swords caution to use
your thoughts wisely. The Swords also
represent the capability of putting thought into
Weapons of warfare Swords are also defenders
of the peace. This duality is seen by the Swords
capability to express aggression, courage, boldly
running in. Beware the capability of Swords to
|pull you into battle and hatred which creates enemies
and sets up the situation for warfare. Swords can
warn us of coming disaster or negative energy
generated at us.
The Swords are aligned with the North. Those who
live in Northern climes are known to be hardy and
independent people by virtue of the climate they live it.
It is interesting to note that along with tribal societies
that live at the equatorial latitudes that vibrant and
ancient societies carry on long held
|traditions above the Arctic Circle. The North is a demanding land, but she has
treasures and abundance to bestow on those that get to know her well.
Swords can be a demanding suit because it is the suit of the Warrior. This is
the suit of those who must know themselves well enough -- to know their
strengths and weaknesses intimately enough to be able to depend on each other
in situations of continual stress in combat situations. Men and women
throughout history have had to develop this clarity of self in order to defend
themselves or the ones they care about.
The Swords are aligned with the high-flying Eagle, reminding us that through
our intellect we can achieve our highest ideals. The Swords show us the
depths of despair and the height of achievement. If there are a predominant
amount of Swords in your spread it is a call to action. Look around
you…where are you avoiding battle? Are you entering into battle unthinkingly,
without proper preparation? On the other hand, a lack of swords can indicate
that you are allowing others to poke at you without staging a proper defense.
Click on the link below to view the meaning of the individual cards within the suit
|Please click on the link below to learn more about the other cards in the Tarot!