Swords

Definition of Swords

The suit of swords is one of the four suits of the minor arcana of the tarot cards. Sometimes they are called blades or knives. This suit represents the element of air, and is associated with spades in a deck of playing cards.

In a card reading, this suit can help you to understand the obstacles that lie before you regarding a particular person or situation. Swords can be a very challenging suit in the tarot, for they are intense, and full of a very different kind of emotion than the suit of cups. This is more brooding, more ominous, and has more thought and premeditation attached to it. Swords are also associated with thoughts--what you’re thinking, and what other people involved in the situation may be thinking, or plotting.

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Saturn

Saturn stays in each zodiac sign for two and a half years taking about 30 years to get through all 12 signs of the zodiac. It rules both Aquarius and Capricorn. When Saturn is in a sign, it makes us crave the energy or characteristics of that sign. They call it the taskmaster because it pushes us to do things. Discipline and responsibility are known to be linked to this planet as it was said to the be the god of time, pushing us to be aware of its passage. It has to do with masculine traits of authority, the teacher aspects and lessons learned over time. It rules the 10th and 11th houses.

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