TAROT
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MINOR ARCANA

 
THE SUIT OF SWORDS
 

ACE OF SWORDS

 
Start of a tense, possibly difficult relationship
 
 

A new mental appreciation must be learned through a personal sacrifice of some kind. New mental powers are awakening which means a change in life. Opposition or an inevitable struggle must occur.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

There is realisation of the truth which wasn't perceived previously. A gaining of knowledge, which allows for spiritual growth.

Negative:

Anger or obsession to blind mental judgement leads to depression or stubbornness. change in the way you handle emotions is required if you are to achieve any recognition for your deeds.


 

TWO OF SWORDS
 
---Solutions, Equality, Falsehood, Treachery---
 
 

A tense yet creative preservation is required in a solution to maintaining the status quo. A partnership may be based on mistrust or imbalanced feeling. Care in partnerships or other associations is needed.


 
Divinatory Meaning
Positive:

solution can be found for the peace and harmony of an association, listen to both sides of a story. Emotions must be harnessed, for the satisfaction of both partners and not just sacrificed for the sake of one.

Negative:

There is some Duplicity and falsehood, which are to be exposed. Strife will follow the treachery, done to you. When you lie to others, you only lie to and fool yourself.

THREE OF SWORDS
 
---Loss, Mistrust, Hatred---

 

Matters are not progressing as should be. separation, isolation and possibly some difficulties may occur. There is some self delusion which must not be allowed to persist.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

Emotional loss or broken heart is to come. Those you've trusted have failed to be worthy of your trust. Someone you are fond of is absent and you've not learned to accept this.

Negative:

There is some mental stress as decisions of the past have proven to be mistakes which lead to anxiety, separations and a loss.


 

FOUR OF SWORDS
 
---Poor Health, Struggle, Recuperation---
 
 

There has to be a period of recuperation, wounds received must be allowed to heal and your strength given chance to build up. A withdrawal, or solitude, must be allowed before the next phase of life may begin


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

A period of rest or recuperation is required before the next step is to be made. Contemplation of past efforts, or actions will give the correct direction for the future.

Negative:

The struggles of the past are still not fully dealt  with and they must be laid to rest if recuperation or preparation for the next phase is to occur. Some arguments and quarrels can take place unexpectedly.


 

FIVE OF SWORDS
 
---Failures, Ill Will, Malice, Victim---
 
 

Some cruelty or malice exists, either within oneself or which is to be inflicted on others. Face up to and recognise your limitations, then look honesty, false pride and egoism full in the face.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

Ill wishes or that you would like to inflict on others harm you mentally far more than ever they  would another, put them out of your mind before you punish yourself further.

Negative:

There is a person who suffers from a weak will and preys on those even weaker than them- selves in order to satisfy feelings of insecurity. Hallow victories are no victories if this is pursued desolation and isolation will ensue.

SIX OF SWORDS
 
---Journey or Voyage, Success, Reflection---
 
 

There are to be changes in mental attitudes, which have to be understood for new hopes, realisations, and objectives, to be achieved.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

Journeys or voyage across water. A visit from those who have been absent for some time. There is a good result from the effort made to try to overcome past disillusionments. There is to be final success after  anxiety, fear, or worry.

Negative:

There seems to be no immediate solution for present problems or difficulties. The lessons of the past have not been learnt. It is foolish not to let go of the past or things which may create stagnation.


 

SEVEN OF SWORDS
 
---Uncertainty, Fears, Restricted progress---
 
 

There is a need for diplomacy and tact. A degree of treachery and mistrust exists. Someone who acts only for their self is likely to be active against you at this time.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

Hopes, dreams and fantasies must be put to one side and efforts made to move forward, despite what ever uncertainty of the unknown exists. Your confidence can be built up, but the seeker must make the first move.

Negative:

There is Slander, rejection, treachery and quarrels to come from those who are feared or trusted. petty fears exists against those who plot the downfall of others. An Introverted loner who fails to mix well with society.


 

EIGHT OF SWORDS
 
---Problems, Emotion, Mental exhaustion---
 
 

There is a fear of consequences which will lead to trouble or difficulties. A decision must be made, there is blindness and limitation in ones self. Mental exhaustion, excessive mental energy and the possibility of a mental breakdown exists.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

A crisis or situation has arisen, which emotion has been allowed to rule over. If any good is to result from the situation, a detachment from the emotional wrongs or rights of these circumstances must occur.

Negative:

Treacheries, or emotional hurts from the past still cloud the ability to think clearly. Trying to bend the will of others will only lead to emotional or mental breakdown.


 

NINE OF SWORDS
 
---Anxiety, Guilt, Suspicions---
 
 

A period of great anxiety or foreboding of the future appears and the past must be examine to ease your guilt, which may be self inflicted.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

There is anxiety for someone you love, or, there is a miscarriage of justice as you see it. Compulsive emotions can override intellect without cause.

Negative:

You are under suspicion and know the level of your own guilt. It is too late for the mistakes you made which may be false loyalty to another, or, of your own self-deception.


 

TEN OF SWORDS
 
---Failure, Sadness, Pain, Sorrow---
 
 

A final ending to difficult situation may occur, which may be quite painful. Grief and sorrow over wrong doings may have to be faced and decisions taken. Truthfulness, will bring to you a new future.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
positive:

An effort must be made to avoid the pain and sorrow for a time and reverse the situation to bring forth a victory, which may only be momentary. A positive attitude and approach must be given to circumstance

Negative:

Your past failures bring devaluation grief, sorrow and ruin. There is pain, or affliction, and sadness for the dreams that might have been, which, failed to materialise.


 

KNAVE OF SWORDS
 
---Bad news, Delay, Bad child---
 
 

There can be some gossip, which may be a problem to you and cause petty quarrels. There may be some deceit in the views and opinions of others.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

This is a person with the ability to perceive and conceal what others fail to notice. One who can see beyond the obvious or has the capability to uncover secrets and obtain the truth.

Negative: 

This can be an impostor, charlatan, or fake, one who will adopt a false appearance to accomplish selfish desires. Deceit and aggravation


 

KNIGHT OF SWORDS
 
---Courageous, Young man, Dark-haired enemy---
 
 

sudden changes must be prepared for. A person enters your life, or a new idea or vision will throw a ordinary life into turmoil. an ambitious, perhaps domineering person, who believes justice is with them.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

There is bravery, skill, chivalry and good against evil. Go forward, head long into the unknown, with out fear. There is a good heart, courageous, shrewd and a sharp individual.

Negative:

An impulsive and conceited fool. There is likely to be a downfall through a woman, or women other than his own. Disputes and arguments exists.


 

QUEEN OF SWORDS
 
-Loss, Sorrow, Dark-haired woman, Evil action-

 

This is a woman with experience and who has high ideals which may create problems due to the demands put on you. She may be a widow or have suffered a recent loss.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

A person who may be sought out for advice. One who has suffered personal loss and sorrow, or situation which calls for spiritual guidance.

Negative:

A bitter and lonely woman who has slanderous intent One who is evil-minded and is desirous for all  to suffer from their own past mishaps, and sorrows. A narrow minded, treacherous enemy, who should be avoided.


 

KING OF SWORDS
 
---Dark-haired, Evil man, Injustices---
 
 

A person of notable virtue, Intellect, and leadership, who is suspicious of all things, until a judgement has been given. A person with a capacity to innovate changes.


 
Divinatory Meaning:
Positive:

there is an attitude of Justice shall be done and all wrongs will be put right. Those who have broken the rules must now face the consequences

Negative:

A dangerous and wicked personality who will pursue things of his own desires at all costs. A Cruel and sadistic person.

 
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