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Flashcards in Minor Arcana: Swords Deck (28):
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Ace of Swords
(Upright)

 

  • new thoughts and ideas
  • new possibilities
  • transformative energy
  • triumph
  • power
  • conquest
  • karma
  • balance

2

Ace of Swords
(Reversed)

  • sudden changes
  • imbalanced mind
  • quarrels and arguments
  • irritability
  • conception

3

Two of Swords
(Upright)

  • friendship
  • agreement
  • balance
  • stalemate
  • justice
  • return to peace
  • calm after the storm

4

Two of Swords
(Reversed)

  • caution
  • confusion
  • lies and deceit
  • duplicity
  • slow change

5

Three of Swords
(Upright)

  • removal
  • betrayal
  • absence
  • sorrow
  • breakdown in relationships
  • love triangle
  • reassessment
  • deception
  • healing
  • adultery

6

Three of Swords
(Reversed)

  • emotional stress/pain
  • anxiety
  • error
  • distraction
  • confusion

7

Four of Swords
(Upright)
 

  • rest
  • relaxation
  • withdrawing mentally
  • retreat
  • recluse
  • need for peace and quiet
  • time for reassessment
  • small vacation
  • solitude

8

Four of Swords
(Reversed)

  • restlessness
  • health issues
  • limited progress
  • feeling isolated
  • burn-out

 

9

Five of Swords
(Upright)
 

  • loss
  • destruction
  • failure
  • damage
  • sense of unfairness
  • power struggles
  • creation of something new
  • underhandedness

10

Five of Swords
(Reversed)

  • releasing pride
  • defeat
  • acceptance of defeat
  • learning to abandon self-pity
  • moving towards a fresh start
  • burial
  • funerals

 

 

11

Six of Swords
(Upright)

  • leaving strife behind
  • pleasant times
  • alleviating stress
  • renewed hope
  • relief
  • travel
  • tenacity

12

Six of Swords 
(Reversed)

  • struggle
  • confession
  • publicity
  • grit
  • hanging by a thread
  • temporary truce
  • eye of the storm
  • delayed victory

13

Seven of Swords
(Upright)

  • sporadic effort
  • huge volume of ideas
  • schemes
  • inability to do just one thing
  • projects left unfinished
  • mental stimulation
  • idea theft
  • plans that may fail

14

Seven of Swords
(Reversed)

  • confidence
  • hype
  • false promises
  • manipulation
  • slander

15

Eight of Swords
(Upright)

  • bondage
  • stuck
  • crisis
  • restriction
  • closed state of mind
  • need for fresh thoughts
  • outside assistance
  • feeling trapped

16

Eight of Swords
(Reversed)

  • release
  • unsettled
  • opposition
  • open to new perspectives
  • fresh start

17

Nine of Swords
(Upright)

  • oppression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • worries
  • no way out
  • sleepless nights
  • trapped by fears
  • despair

18

Nine of Swords
(Reversed)

  • imprisonment
  • torment
  • dark night of the soul
  • shame
  • rational fear

19

Ten of Swords
(Upright)

  • betrayal
  • backstabbing
  • slander
  • gossip
  • revealed secrets
  • end of relationships
  • rock bottom

20

Ten of Swords
(Reversed)

  • depression
  • negative thinking
  • pessimism
  • troubled period
  • inevitability   
  • unconscious beliefs

21

Page of Swords
(Upright)

  • brilliance
  • curiosity
  • strong ideas
  • spying
  • perceptive
  • practical

22

Page of Swords
(Reversed)

  • meddling
  • vindictive
  • mean
  • aggression
  • critical member of family

23

Knight of Swords
(Upright)

  • sharp
  • egoist
  • bravery
  • competitive
  • seductive
  • damaging
  • fearless
  • rage
  • war

24

Knight of Swords
(Reversed)

  • recklessness
  • rival
  • tyranny
  • drug/alcohol abuse
  • collapse

25

Queen of Swords
(Upright)

  • witty
  • sharp mind
  • sarcastic
  • widowed
  • freedom
  • logical
  • hard
  • loyal
  • reserved

26

Queen of Swords
(Reversed)

  • evil-minded
  • predator 
  • unfeeling
  • spiteful
  • critical
  • cold
  • distant
  • prude
  • stubborn

27

King of Swords
(Upright)

  • intellectual
  • powerful authority
  • military intelligence
  • law
  • achiever
  • defender

28

King of Swords
(Reversed)

  • authoritarian
  • rude
  • cruel
  • strong enemy
  • stormy moods
  • anger
  • evil intent