Suit of Swords

The suit of swords represents the element of air and relates to intellectual power, attitude and control. It is associated with the astrological signs of Libra, Aquarius and Gemini and originally represented the military classes. The meanings revolve around matters relating to conflict and intellectual dominance. Swords people tend to be direct, rational and seek power, status and authority.

Swords is considered a masculine suit and lends weight to the logical. This suit is diametrically opposed to Cups which lends weight to the emotional.

Ace of Swords

Mental Force

Two of Swords


Three of Swords

Broken Heart

Four of Swords

Mental Wellbeing

Five of Swords

Open Conflict

Six of Swords

Seeking Harmony

Seven of Swords

Misplaced Trust

Eight of Swords


Nine of Swords

Mental Torment

Ten of Swords


Page of Swords

Messenger of Reason

Knight of Swords

Knight of Reason

Queen of Swords

Logical Mother

King of Swords

Logical Father