Your Chosen Card – Prince of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
Princes correspond to the element Fire, which suggests action, enterprise, movement, novelty, and challenge coming into your life. When upright, the Prince of Swords prompts you to take decisive action to defend your rights and protect whatever you hold dear. This clever and assertive knight makes a good ally and a formidable opponent. Like the protagonist of Shakespeares Henry V (1598), the Prince of Swords rallies you with the words: ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.’ He readily connects the dots and is able to cut to the chase in any situation. His arrival is sometimes accompanied by the passing of misfortune. In many ways the Prince of Swords resembles Sir Galahad of Alfred Lord Tennysons 1834 poem of the same name:
Keywords Upright: Assertive, brave, swift, virile, forceful, eager, courageous, decisive, righteous, formidable, industrious, alert, strategic, clever with words, analytical, discerning, skillful; quick action, debate, strategy, clarity of mind, a sharp intellect, a rush to get things done, making drastic changes, defending ones rights, charging into battle, cutting away what no longer serves a purpose, adopting a new perspective.
Decans/Timing: 20 Taurus to 20 Gemini. Tropical, 11 May10 June. Sidereal, 04 June06 July.
Astrology: Fire of Air.
Associated Trumps: The High Priest and the Lovers.
Crowley/Thoth: Lord of the Wind and the Breezes. Knight of the Spirits of Air. Quick to act, skillful, clever, subtle, crafty, fierce, courageous, domineering, tyrannical, deceitful, indecisive. The traits displayed depend on the dignity of the card.
When Prince of Swords is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Prince of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Prince of Swords is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Prince of Swords using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus in the first decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Venus is linked to the Empress.
Creative Tarot: Then there was a difficult time. Financially, ambitiously, professionally, romantically, socially. You know those times in your life when you realize that every single thing you had going for you had decided to flee at the same time? It was that. In a fit of exasperation, a friendone whod had to drag me out of bars by my hair to keep me away from terrible men, grab glasses of whiskey out of my hand, and hand me tissues when I started crying in public yet againbooked me a session with her own tarot reader. You need to get it together I think was how she framed it.
Complete Book of Tarot: even though the tarot originated as a card game in Renaissance Italy, it eventually became used throughout Europe as a tool for divination. The word ‘divination’ comes from the Latin divinare, meaning to foresee or to be divinely inspired. Divination as a practice has occurred throughout recorded history. An early example of divination can be found in the Book of Genesis of the Bible, in which the Hebrew Joseph interprets the dream of the Egyptian Pharaoh as a message from God:
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Tarot Triumphs: From these questions, you can see how a short foray into contemplating just three of the Tarot cards provides a colorful, varied, and detailed view of how they can interact. Three isn’t said to be the creative number of the universe for nothing. I suggest that you try the same process. You can vary the order of the questions if you need to, though it’s easier to start off with similarities and differences to get a handle on the lineup of cards.