Articles tagged with swords:

  • Page of Swords

    Page of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Tarot

    by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

    Meanings

    A Spy, Overlooking, Authority.

    Reversed

    That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the …


  • Queen of Swords

    Queen of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Tarot

    by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

    Meanings

    Widowhood, Loss, Privation, Absence, Separation.

    Reversed

    A Bad Woman, ill-tempered and bigoted, Riches and Discord, Abundance together with Worry, Joy with Grief.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    Her right hand …


  • Nine of Swords

    Nine of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Tarot

    by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

    Meanings

    An Ecclesiastic, a Priest, Conscience. Probity, Good Faith, Integrity.

    Reversed

    Wise distrust, Suspicion, Fear, Doubt, Shady character.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    One seated on her couch in lamentation, with …


  • Ten of Swords

    Ten of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Tarot

    by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

    Meanings

    Tears, Affliction, Grief, Sorrow.

    Reversed

    Passing Success, Momentary Advantage.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    A prostrate figure, pierced by all the swords belonging to the card.

    Meanings

    Whatsoever is intimated …


  • Ace of Swords

    Ace of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Tarot

    by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

    Meanings

    Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity.

    Reversed

    Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    A hand issues from a cloud, grasping as word, the point of which …


  • Three of Swords

    Three of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    Three swords piercing a heart; cloud and rain behind.

    Meanings

    Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion, and all that the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumeration.

    Reversed

    Mental alienation …


  • Four of Swords

    Four of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb.

    Meanings

    Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design …


  • Knight of Swords

    Knight of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is …


  • Eight of Swords

    Eight of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith deck

    A woman, bound and hoodwinked, with the swords of the card about her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary durance than of irretrievable bondage.

    Divinatory Meanings / Magical Uses

    • Bad news
    • Violent chagrin
    • Crisis
    • Censure
    • Power in trammels
    • Conflict
    • Calumny
    • Sickness

    Reversed Meanings

    • Disquiet
    • Difficulty
    • Opposition
    • Accident
    • Treachery
    • What …

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