Suit of Swords
The Suit of Swords is one of four suits in tarot that make up the Minor Arcana cards and corresponds with air signs in astrology. It includes 10 numbered cards plus Page, Knight, Queen and King. Swords represent matters of the mind, attitude and beliefs.
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How many Suit of Swords cards are there?
A traditional tarot deck contains 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The Minor cards are further divided into four suits: Wands, Swords, Cups and Pentacles. Each suit, like a traditional deck of playing cards, has 10 numbered cards plus four face cards; in a tarot deck the face cards are: King, Queen, Knight and Page. Therefore, there are 14 total Suit of Swords cards in a deck of tarot cards.
What do the Swords cards mean?
In general, Swords cards represent your intellect and focus on matters of the conscious mind. Click on an image of a Swords card above to learn its meaning plus its interpretation in a tarot card pull or tarot spread reading.
Suit of Swords and astrology
Swords are associated with air signs in astrology: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air signs get things moving. People born under these signs are communicative and they crave connection. They embrace ideas and the future and aren’t afraid of change. This energy can be like the “winds of change.” Like the air element, the Swords are associated with the unseen and can have a masculine energy.
What does a Sword card mean in a reading?
Swords cards can be helpful for understanding what needs to change, what action is required to make a difference in your life. Swords can help give you the courage. Click on any of the Swords card images above to learn its full meaning in a tarot card pull or tarot spread reading.
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