Tarot suit of Swords
The Tarot Suit of Swords
The Tarot Suit of Swords is associated with the suit of Spades in standard playing cards - both have sharp edges.
The tarot suit of swords is also known by other names, including daggers, blades and as knives. The names of suits vary between decks.
There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card and orientation ('upright' or 'reversed' of each card) and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads.
The suit of swords is associated with:
- the element of air,
hence also the air signs of the zodiac
- the season of spring, and
- with the direction East.
The suit of swords may be thought of as concerning academic or philosophical thought, intellectual pursuits, truth, and clarity. This can be thought of as 'cutting through' confusion or deliberate attempts to cloak or complicate matters to get to the truth about a situation. As that can be an intellectual process it is easy to remember that Tarot swords concerns thought, intellect and mental processes or efforts.