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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Taurus

The bull symbolizes the Taurus zodiac sign known for stubbornness and the ability to see things through to completion. This is the 2nd sign of the zodiac occurring after Aries and before Gemini. Those born April 20 to May 20st are a Taurus. As an earth sign, they are aware of the physical world around them, will always have a budget and take their time making decisions. A Taurus is a very caring sign known to live their physical senses enjoying tastes, textures and a luxurious home. They do well in fields such as design, home organization, floral arranging and the culinary arts as well as law, education, and research.

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