Minor Arcana - Swords
  Interpretation of Minor Arcana cards - Suit of Swords

Ace of Swords
Read more...The Swords stand for spirituality, perception, mental ability, reason, logic, ideas, conflicts, frictions and aggression. The Ace of Swords is a highly powerful card. 
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Two of Swords
 
Read more...By simply looking at the depiction of the Two of Swords, we can understand this is a card that stands for achievement of balance at some cost. A blindfolded woman is balancing two heavy swords, crossing them over her chest. This is a card of calmness and reconciliation..
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Three of Swords
 
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This is the terrifying Three of Swords, the card most people hate to see in a spread. On its illustration, we can see three swords piercing a heart, irreparably hurting it against a gray, rainy sky ...

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Four of Swords
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The person on the Four of Swords looks like he's dead, but in reality this is a man who is resting, physically or emotionally. He has resorted to a retreat (the room looks like the interior of a church) and he has put aside his arms in order to rest for a while. 

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Five of Swords
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When the Five of Swords appears, it is very likely that you are experiencing hostility and humiliation. Throughout this fierce battle, the questions that keep coming up are: "How can I win this fight? How can I beat this person? How can I prevail?". The answer given by the Five of Swords is simple: "You cannot."

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Six of Swords
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The illustration of the Six of Swords causes mixed feelings: two people with their head covered and bowed, board a boat sailing in calm waters for some shore. Their posture shows that they have gone through many hardships, but the sixes are always filled with a balancing energy. 

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Seven of Swords
 
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This is the so called "thief-card." on the illustration of the Seven of Swords, we can see a man sneaking away from a camp, holding five of the seven swords.

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Eight of Swords
 
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On the illustration of the Eight of Swords, we can see a blindfolded woman, all tied up, carefully stepping through the swords that surround her. This is a card that talks about restriction and entrapment. 

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Nine of Swords
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The Nine of Swords is a rather ominous card. It stands for anguish, distress, unbearable agony, remorse, guilt. On the card's illustration we can see a person unable to sleep, deeply suffering from despair, hiding his face in his palms. Nine threatening swords fly over his head. 

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Ten of Swords
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Tens symbolize the end of a cycle but unfortunately, not all things always end in the best of ways. The Ten of Swords is a card of destruction. The absolute end is here. On the card's illustration we can see a man having been mortally pierced by ten swords. There's no doubt that this man is dead. What is more, he's probably been murdered, judging from the positions of the swords that rip his body. 

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Page of Swords
 
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The Page of Swords represents a young person (child, adolescent, young adult male or female) characterized by particular agility of both body and mind, powerful perception, excellent verbal abilities and penetrating and analytical thinking. And, certainly, this is a person who has an opinion about everyone and everything.

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Knight of Swords
 
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Judging from the illustration of the Knight of Swords, who is riding his horse in battle with his sword raised, we can understand that this is a courageous and impartial defender of his cause and he won't back away from any danger, fight of conflict.

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Queen of Swords
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The Queen of Swords represents a woman who is very independent and doesn't tolerate being told what to do or how to do it. She's strict and proud and she doesn't swallow insults of any type. Her mind works fast and she immediately recognizes dangers and pitfalls. This woman also has a very sharp tongue. She's fair, objective, and realistic but somewhat distant or cold. On the illustration of the card we can see her reign with her sword raised while her other hand is open to the sky. This posture symbolizes that the woman is motivated by her beliefs and ideals and not by her feelings.

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King of Swords
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The King of Swords represents a man, usually over forty years of age, who is characterized by candor, seriousness and a very strong, analytical mind. He is the man who tries to get to the heart of any problem with his sword.

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