Swords Suit

The Tarot Suit of Swords comes to us from the playing card suit of Spades.  The suit of swords is called by many names across the various Tarot decks.  I’ve seen swords in some decks called daggers, blades or knives, and even clouds in the Osho Zen Tarot.

Tarot Swords point to issues and concerns of the mind and intellect and are linked with the element of Air.  Some decks use the element Fire, but we’re going with Air here.

Flipping through all the swords in a Tarot deck, you might think all the swords are negative cards.  There are some distinct and troubling images within the Swords suit, for sure, but it’s not all bad.

Mostly, the Swords are a reflection of the wide scope of ideas and thoughts that go on in our heads.  And while Swords are about intellectual matters and the mind, don’t forget that the mind also creates our emotions, and so the Suit of Swords is very linked with the Cups Suit.

In your readings, pay special attention when you draw a majority of Swords cards in comparison to the other Tarot cards in your layout.  Something is going on inside your head, whether you want to admit it or not, and the Swords cards are reminding you how important your thoughts really are.