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Representing the element of Air and the Winter season, Swords are action cards. They are related to action, movement and doing things. The entire suit of Swords deals with conflicts and problems, their solutions and how things can entangle us. They are action cards and are the act of doing. Many Swords in a reading can indicate, dischord, arguments, and actions taken or needing to be taken. Usually depicted as a double edged blade in Tarot they are power and intellect.

You will notice that the cards are set up with some of their associations, as follows.

The Name of the Card

A Keyword for what the card represents

Herb, and Planet or Astrological association

The Card's Picture

And a very brief meaning for the card both upright and reversed. The R: is the reversed meaning

As always remember these are My interpretations of the cards.

The Ace of Swords
The Root Power of Air, Chamomile

The beginings of a new thought or way of thinking. which often takes a lot of motivation to accomplish.
R: That you are being overpowering and have not put enough thought into your actions.

The Two of Swords
the Moon in Libra, Passionflower

A possible block or that you are not letting yourself see how you are being prevented from progressing.
R: That a decision has been made or you have become aware of what was keeping you from moving on.

The Three of Swords
Saturn in Libra, Pleurisy Root

Loss of balance between the heart and the head with a resulting bad relationship with others.
R: The realization that a relationship needs to be ended and doing so will not be that difficult.

The Four of Swords
Jupiter in Libra, Mullein

Taking time out from a difficult situation to contemplate how best to proceed.
R: That activity can resume as before and that plans have been made to deal with obstacles.

The Five of Swords
Venus in Aquarius, Mistletoe

Those around you are not playing fair, they will stive to 'win' at any cost and thus are apt to betray you.
R: Any problems caused you by callous people will be resolved.

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