Category Archives: Swords

Ten of Swords

Ten of SwordsWe have leaned a tough lesson! Now, despite the bad situation we can move to the next phase of rehabilitation and rebuilding ourselves. If we have not yet gone through the lesson we need to experience it before we can move on.

The Ten of Swords indicates that the tough lesson is over. We have learned the lesson and do not need to go on suffering. The pain is still there but we can now move on into rebuilding ourselves and starting anew.

The Ten of Swords follows a pre-determined course: first we make a mistake, then we suffer and finally we learn the lesson that enables us to start a new phase in our life. It is therefore crucial to determine which stage are we in. Usually when we get the card we have already suffered and are ready to move on. But sometimes we have not suffered yet and it is important that we face the tough and painful lesson, learn from it, draw our conclusions and move on to the next phase.

It is important to understand that in some cases only a painful experience can teach us the lesson we need –and this is indeed the situation represented by the Ten of Swords. It is important to remember that our pain and suffering are not in vain and it will help us learn and progress. In this case we need to focus on minimizing the impact of the lesson rather than trying to avoid it.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Despite our heartbreak it is a good time to take a chance and try something new.  Ending a relationship, heartbreak, hesitancy to enter a new relationship after being hurt before.
Career  We have learned our lesson -using past experience we can act correctly and be successful.  We tend to move forward without due investigation – this will lead to failure, once we face difficulties we tend to throw in the towel.

Areas of particular relevance:
A new start after crisis, maintaining hope during a tough time, resourcefulness, justice is done, tendency to be a martyr

Nine of Swords

Nine of SwordsWe are worried -and with good reason. We have found ourselves on the wrong path and if we move forward we will fail. If we have not started out yet we should stop moving forward. But we find it hard to resist because we fell in love with this particular path and the desired results.

Nine of Swords is undoubtedly one of the worst cards of the Tarot deck. We are worried sick and rightfully so. We have all the reasons to worry since everything we worry about will indeed materialize –and things can get even worse.

The situation is so bad and complicated that it seems that it is better to give up altogether and not move forward at all regarding the subject at hand. If we move on it will only lead to loss and sorrow. In other words, this process cannot be fixed –we can either let go or fail.

If we still have not started on this particular path the obvious advice is to stay away. It might create an immediate difficulty or inconvenience but will pay off in the long-term. If we have already started the process we better stop as soon as possible, cut our losses and escape while we still can.

It is important to understand that we are so emotionally attached to the process that it will be hard for us to quit or stop.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  _ Engaging in the wrong relationships, heartbreak, inability to leave a failing relationship.
Career  _  Failure, inability to act correctly, wrong assessment, hardship, problems, inability to cut out what needs to be taken out of our lives.

Areas of particular relevance:
Sickness, disaster, unpleasant events, self destruction, wrong choices, depression


Eight of Swords

We can reach the desired result but find ourselves blocked. Instead of listening to that part in us that knows the answer we let our feelings rule us. Only if we let go and listen to logic can we succeed.

Eight of SwordsIn this card, as well as in any of the eight cards, we are ready to make the transition from the current stage to the next and reach our goal. But we tend to fail in this transition because we do not act rationally and responsibly. In practice, we hinder our own progress since we decline to listen to the voice of logic. We instead act out of our emotions, catering to our fears and doubts, and so block our route to success.

Many things can tie us and block our progress to the next stage: we might be committed to a contract, the breaching of which will cost us dearly, or we might simply feel uncomfortable doing something unpleasant. But breaching the contract or overcoming our feelings might be our only way to break free. When we stop listening to the wrong reasons, when we see the situation in its entirety, when we break free – only then will we reach our goal.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Ability to correctly interpret reality.  Emotional blocks and inability to fall in love, fear of exposing ourselves, it is hard for us to act in a rational and balanced way.
Career Good judgment, keeping our alertness and sticking to our original goals will lead to success.  Inability to make decisions, emotional blocks and manipulations impede our ability to act correctly.


Areas of particular relevance:
Betrayals, secrets, inability to see reality for what it is, despair and depression

Seven of Swords

We are at our very best, our thinking is solid and our ideas are strong. We need to define goals, create a plan and execute accordingly.

Seven of SwordsIn the previous card, Six of Swords, we took a vacation from life and reality. In the current card, Seven of Swords–one of the strongest cards in the suit of swords, we act decisively and move swiftly forward our goal. We perform at our best, we are active, practical, cool headed, logical, and know our goal. We have solid ideas and know how to plan -both short and long term.

It is important to note that although the card puts emphasis on planning, we do not stay in the theoretical realm and start successfully turning our ideas into reality. Although we have not yet achieved our goal we are already at an advanced stage of executing our plan.

In this card the way to reach our goal is via logical thinking and planning. We have to trust ourselves and our ability to solve problem using logical thinking, planning and execution. The card indicates that we have the ability to do so but at the same time must not get lost in details that can make us lose focus.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  A good time to move to the next stage, good planning of the next moves will lead to success.  We need to be careful of over-planning and over-analyzing that can come on account of our ability to flow well and express feelings.
Career  Using our logic will lead to success, we have the capacity to plan and execute, we can see things for what they are.

We tend to cut corners and not follow the process -which can hamper our ability to succeed.

Areas of particular relevance: Tendency to act alone, bulletproof plan, mother issues, Electra Complex (girl in love with her dad), a special bond between two brothers.



Six of Swords

We need a vacation to clear our head so we can return to our daily life with renewed energy. If we currently are in a temporary state we must not get stuck in it despite its convenience but rather go back to our lives once the temporary state  stopped being benefitial.

The meaning of the Six of Swords directly correlates to the state we are in with regard to the issue at hand. If the situation overburdens us, drains away our energy and absorb our time then the card calls upon us to take a vacation so we can rest, enjoy and clear our mind.

If, on the other hand, we are stuck in a temporary state, we might have become addicted to escapism and have no desire to return to reality. In this case the card calls upon us to wake up and stop escaping life by returning to reality and dealing with the difficulties, whatever they are.

In relationships the card can indicate a short term affair -which can be seen as a vacation. An affair can fit a certain time in our lives but usually, expectations aside, will not blossom into a serious relationship. In this case we need to wake up, burst the bubble and understand that we tend to get addicted to affairs –short term as they are.

Areas of particular relevance: International travel, affairs, getting stuck in the past, temporary states, children, looking for help.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Going on a vacation to renew our relationship, if single: a vacation where we can enjoy occasional affairs to clear our head We tend to get into affairs and short term relationships
Career A vacation will enable us to get back to work with renewed energy We tend to work in the wrong environments and investment time in the wrong projects -on account of the important ones




Five of Swords

We have to make a choice but there are no good options to choose from. Only when we choose and act accordingly will we understand what is right for us. If we chose wrongly we will still have the opportunity to fix our choice.

Five of SwordsThe Five of Swords represents the common situation in which we face a choice yet no option is attractive. Yet we still have to pick an option and act accordingly.

The important lesson is that we must act! We have to choose and act according to our choice with full conviction and commitment to our new path.

It is important to understand that only when we decide and start walking the chosen path will we know whether it is right for us. Even if we chose wrongly we will still be at a stage in which we can correct our mistake while fully understanding what is right for us.

Areas of particular relevance: Indecision, no risk taking, letting others decide for us, becoming newly religious .

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships If we allow ourselves to take a chance and fall in love we can find a good relationship f trust in employees or management Fear and difficulty to fall in love, inability to make a choice, leaving things as they are will hurt the relationship nt
Career Making hard decisions can overcome the crisis we face t the relationship nt We tend to let others decide in our stead, business standstill due to our indecision, lack of progress


Four of Swords

Now is not a good time to make a decision or take action. Despite our strong will to act we need to hold back and wait for a better time.

Four of SwordsThe Four of Swords indicates that now, the immediate present, is not a good time to act or react to the issue at hand. Both we and the situation are still not primed so every action and every decision will turn out better if we only wait a bit longer.

It is important to understand that the situation is bothering us so, although not sure, we tend to take action, react, act here and now and be done with it. This type of action is definitely not recommended. In Four of Swords it is important for us to wait for a better time to act.

Areas of particular relevance: Sickness, retreat, isolation, thinking in-depth about the situation, need for a respite from difficult reality, seeing a psychologist.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Self exploration and treatment as part of a relationship or as preparation for a relationship nt Rush decisions will lead to difficulties, we need some time alone, no desire for a relationship
Career A good time for reorganization Current business decisions and actions will not be successful, without change and reorganization past problems will continue to trouble us




Three of Swords

We failed to cope with reality, we did not take care of the problems we had identified and consequently we experience the expected failure.

Three of SwordsSince we ignored and disengaged ourselves from the tough reality we faced in Two of Swords, we now experience the results. The Three of Swords represents true pain and sorrow. It deals with loss, suffering and hardship. We suffer due to our earlier negligence to deal with the problems in our lives. This is not the case of someone being suddenly laid off. Rather, all the signs that our job was in danger were there but we simply ignored them.

As a card representing the future, The Three of Swords usually predicts bad things. Three of Swords is a result of continuous negligence to deal with the issues in our lives but we need to remember that at the time of the reading we are still in the situation of Two of Swords – so if we act quickly we can still make a difference.

It is important to understand that despite our pain and suffering the process we experience is crucial to our self development and it will eventually lead us to personal growth that will change our lives for the better. Although we are in pain we can find some consolation knowing that it was not in vain.

Areas of particular relevance: Being Heartbroken, self destruction, ignoring warnings, inability to carry things through to fruition.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships ________ Crisis in the relationship, hardship, sorrow, disappointment, being heartbroken, ignoring problems will lead to failure and break-up
Career ________ Wrong business decisions and failures due to our inability to face reality. Financial difficulties, taking things too personally, focusing too much on settling accounts


Two of Swords

We are stuck because we refuse to face reality as it is. In order to do so we have to write down all expected problems and deal with them.

Two of SwordsIn Two of Swords, like in other Two cards, we are “stuck”. We cannot move to the next stage because we find it hard to face reality. We shut our eyes, cover our ears and disengage ourselves from the situation while ignoring all the obstacles we face.

In order to handle the situation we need to apply “cold” logic: open our eyes and ears, admit reality –as unpleasant as it might be – and face our fear of the consequences. The way to handle the potentially unpleasant reality is to prepare a shopping list detailing all possible problems and obstacles we might face. After writing these down we can no longer deny them and will be forced to deal with the challenges blocking our path. It is important to understand that if we fail to handle these issues not only will we stay stuck but matters will also get even worse.

Areas of particular relevance: Family quarrels, rivalry, tendency to ignore the facts,  unwillingness to acknowledge problems, depression, respite during a struggle.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships ________ Unwillingness to see challenges and problems in the relationship, ignoring obstacles leads to failure
Career ________ Things will not work out by themselves –we will face unexpected delays and challenges, a tendency to underestimate things and plan incorrectly leads to failure



Ace of Swords

That which we have desired actually takes form due to good planning and correct executing. If we did not plan, however, the cosmos might still nudge us in the right direction –but we will miss the associated growth and learning.

Ace of SwordsThe Ace of Swords indicated that now is the right time to materialize and bring into fruition our plans and ideas. It is important to note that although we must make plans we must also execute them. The card indicates that suddenly we feel that this is the right time to focus on our goal and take action. We feel the urge to move forward, to learn intellectually as well as spiritually, and start implementing a plan that was buried in a drawer for a long time. We feel more alert and primed for action, our thoughts get crystallized and we are ready for battle.

Sometimes we get stuck in the middle of a certain process with no progress for a long time. For these situations the card indicates there might be a cosmic intervention that will provide the much needed shove to send us on our way. However, unlike most of the Sword cards in this case the cosmic nudge will be relatively painless.

The Ace of Swords calls upon us to act without hesitation and, if so required, even “cut” something out of our life for good. We need to apply cold logic and carry out our plan even if it is unpleasant or makes us feel uncomfortable.

Areas of particular relevance: Cosmic intervention, logic which overcomes emotions, the need to “cut” something out of our lives so we can move on, stubbornness, surgery.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships New beginnings, readiness to change and compromise for the sake of a relationship, moving forward a relationship in a practical and logical way, a surprising romantic encounter ______
Career Successful execution of plans and ideas, a winning strategy, decisiveness  and persistence to reach our goal, ability to neutralize fears and emotions to promote our job or career ______