Swords Reading Rider Waite Tarot Deck

One Card Swords Reading (Rider Waite Deck)

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General Meanings Swords

The Suit of Swords is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. Action can be both constructive and/or destructive, sometimes resulting in violence. This suit can also mean hatred, battle, and enemies, and of all the suits, this one is considered to be the most powerful and dangerous. The Suit of Swords deals with the mental level of consciousness that is centred around the mind and the intellect. Swords mirror the quality of mind present in your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. Swords themselves are double-edged and in this way the Suit of Swords symbolises the fine balance between intellect and power and how these two elements can be used for good or evil. As such, the Swords must be balanced by spirit (Wands) and feeling (Cups). The negative aspects of the Suit of Swords (i.e. when the Swords cards appear reversed) include anger, guilt, harsh judgement, a lack of compassion and verbal and mental abuse.

Energies connected: Swords

Ideas, communication, mental dexterity, mental challenges, talking, writing, truths/untruths.

About the Rider Waite Tarot Deck

The Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck is the most popular and widely used tarot card deck in the world, printed from plates that were destroyed during the bombing of London during World War II. Full of symbolism and deeper meanings, Arthur E. Waite, the intellectual father of the Rider Waite deck, commented that ‘the true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.’

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Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): A youthful figure, looking intently at the pentacle which hovers over his raised hands. He moves slowly, insensible of that which is about him. Divinatory Meanings: Application, study, scholarship, reflection; another reading says news, messages, and the bringer thereof; also rule, management; (R) prodigality, dissipation, liberality, luxury; unfavorable news.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Rather than give a specific time period, this method suggests how fast a matter will develop depending on the suit of the outcome card or on the predominance of a particular suit in a spread. Wands, being hot and fiery, suggest rapid action. Swords, being hot and airy, are quick but not as fast as Wands. Cups, being cold and watery, are somewhat slow. Finally, Pentacles, being cold and earthen, are the slowest of all. To summarize:

Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): Three swords piercing a heart; cloud and rain behind. Divinatory Meanings: Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion, and all that the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumeration; (R) mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

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