Tarot. The Royal Road. It is a path to personal insight, understanding and wisdom. There are those who believe that the cards power is such that the past, the present and the future can be foretold.
For those this is an article detailing the meaning of the cards when used for fortune telling. This is my ninth article in the series.
Five Of Swords
Meaning: a gathering of spoils, gambling, scavenging, advantage of other’s loss, taking advantage of others, ego at expense of others, the spoils of war, an earned victory, a game won, successful legal issue, winner in win-lose situation, a red haired warrior, hurting another, argumentative parting, wining without mercy, self satisfaction, looking down on others
Reversed: you lose, victim of another’s heartlessness, cold thought, arrogance, taken with self, feelings of superiority ill based, false pride, overconfidence, backfired plan, severed relationship, driving away friends, distancing of self from allies, disagreement, forced separation, bitter divorce, legal loss, fine or penalty, consequence, violence, injury
Four Of Swords:
Meaning: tranquility amidst turmoil, inward security, calm before the storm, awaiting the battle, divine protection, spiritual warrior, preparations complete, bushido, prayer in adversity, trusting the divine, faith, hand held back, self restraint, discipline, deserved respite, hanging up one’s six guns, death of ego, a waiting defender, at peace but prepared for battle
Three Of Swords
Meaning: heartache, divorce, breakup, defamation, slander, unrequited longing, painful desires, concern with wants, inward obsession, envy, jealousy, self inflicted wound, self deprecation, major division, a rift, betrayed, turmoil, stormy times, severe failure, major illness, sickness of the soul, a twisted heart, hatred, emotion misspent, love spurned.
Reversed: rarely a good card. As above, but to a lesser extent or effect. constant irritation, an allergy or nagging minor complaint, dispirited, put in one’s place, reprimand, punishment not necessarily deserved,
minor technical problems that are ongoing,
Two Of Swords
Meanings: prepared vigilance, guarded, warning of things not yet known or seen, unknown danger, willingness to take on a risk but only if need be, to give warning, preparation for spiritual battle, safeguarding the soul, general defense, occult held at bay, spiritual defense, a balanced approach, equal facility with several tools talents pr weapons,
Reversed : defenses breached, looking the wrong way, a hidden danger or consequence, ill prepared, unbalanced approach, overtaken by a risk, knocked for a loop, off guard, cognitive dissonance, disarray of forces, diffusion of concentration vis a vis a problem or situation, war with self, upset, mental equilibrium interfered with, spiritual assault, disturbance off the soul.