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Minor Arcana Air

Swords are the air cards of the Tarot of Timeless Truth Minor Arcana. Swords represent matters of the mind. Logic, science, justice, thought and reason are all ruled by swords. See how the energy of air is interpreted by Tarot as it moves through the ranks from Ace to Ten.

Air Court Cards represent intelligent, logical people. These folks are guided by reason and thought. They are often engaged in professions such as law, accounting, business, science, or education.


Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the truth which cuts through your illusions. I am the dawn of understanding. When you perceive my light, there is no turning back. I often bring challenges which test your strength and shake your ideas and perceptions, but with my trials is the promise that you have within yourself the resources you need to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. I am the glint of a new idea, a new calling, a new insight of truth, and where you take my gifts offers endless possibilities. I am the still small voice within you that urges you to be strong in truth, justice and fairness and take responsibility for all you say and do.

Two of Swords

Two of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am a rock. My emotions are well guarded and I hold everyone at arm’s length. I believe that as long as I stand firm and resist unpleasant choices, I can be at peace. I work very hard to drive doubt and worry from my mind so that I will not have to face decisions that will rock my world. Life may have become stale and meaningless, but at least I survive and do not feel pain.

Three of Swords

Three of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I have been injured to the core. What I believed to be true was my folly. Those whom I have trusted and loved have cruelly deceived me, and I am now alone in my heartbreak. Yet I know that I had a hand in my own fall and must face my own failings. I have been betrayed and worse, I have betrayed myself.

Four of Swords

Four of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I have been waging my battles and have grown weary. I lay down my swords and call a truce while I rest and review my plans. I challenge you also to step away from the fray. I Seek inner guidance as I rest and heal. I need peace and quiet for I cannot be prepared to go on if I do not first nurture myself to full strength.

Five of Swords

Five of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I see more than you think I see. I see that even though I retreat, defeated, even though you have taken something precious away from me, you are more defeated than I am. You and your selfish pride and thirst for power will never find satisfaction or peace as long as you disregard what your actions cost others. Go on, then, and fight your battles, but it will not be with me. I have lost enough for a lifetime.

Six of Swords

Six of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I feel whipped. I can only muster enough energy to function at the most basic level. If I suffer yet another setback, I am not sure I can survive. I have fought hard to avoid sinking into a deep pit, but I need rest. I need change and renewal. I seek guidance out of the murky turmoil of my life into calmer waters. I trust in hope that a new day is on its way.

Seven of Swords

Seven of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the lone wolf. I need no one and no one gets under my skin. Don’t try to pin me down or expect me to commit, because anything I do, I do for myself, and no one else. I get what I want through my own devices, even when it means lying, or stealing from others. I have fringe dwelling to a fine art. I am comfortable in the shadows, and you will have a tough time catching up with me in a chase. When you see me coming, guard your pockets.

Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I have come a long way, but have suddenly become lost. Trapped by circumstances, and completely bereft of guidance, I am powerless to move forward. I cannot see my way past obstacles that seem insurmountable. Oh, when will someone come to rescue me from my plight?

Nine of Swords

Nine of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
In the dark hours of the night I cry as I worry what tomorrow will bring. Terrifying thoughts crowd my mind and fear grips my heart. I cannot sleep. I think about what I did, what I should have done, and I am racked with guilt and shame. I wish I could take everything back and walk a different path. Oh, what is to become of me, and those I love?

Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I cry out, “why me?” Nothing ever goes my way. At every turn they use me, then revile me and persecute me. I have spent my life trying to help others; yet the world has turned against me and heaped anguish upon me that I do not deserve. I am at the mercy of jackals that delight in my torture, and I am powerless to stop them.

Princess of Swords

Princess of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the inventor, using my mind to work through problems analytically, logically. I have the ability and the drive to apply the fruits of my intelligence into practical applications. I have the perseverance to work through all the complications, making incremental changes and testing the result until my work is ready to be used by everyone.

I tackle all matters with directness and fairness. I honour integrity and truthfulness, even when you might not wish to face the truth.

Prince of Swords

Prince of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the astronomer, the scientist, the mathematician. My power is logic and reason and I live by what I am able to observe and calculate. I am not interested in what cannot be measured. I have the sharpest of minds; I am almost always right and will strongly impose my convictions on others. I am brutally honest, and have no patience if you decide to take offense with my truth.

I serve society with my findings, my knowledge, but have no time for those who see things differently than I do or refuse to alter their course of action based on the illumination my work provides. I demand respect, but will not involve myself with sentimental liaisons of any kind.

Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the result of years of learning, of thinking, of experiencing. I have acquired many useful skills, yet the more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to know. I have learned that life and its people are best handled with a direct approach. I will tell it like it is, and others appreciate being told the truth, knowing that I speak it with no trace of judgement or malice. I have learned that any problem is best faced squarely in truth, for reality is seldom as dire as we imagine. You cannot fool me, for I can see through pretensions and hidden motives. I see things the way they really are, both good and bad. I have learned that it is better to play fairly by the rules in order to exist in peace with others. Honesty is always the best policy. I have learned many great things, the greatest of which is that we should not take ourselves too seriously, that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine. Our ability to laugh is one of our greatest gifts, and I use humour liberally to lighten the mood or to diffuse sticky situations.

King of Swords

King of Swords from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the master problem solver. I can process large amounts of information and find the solution, and with equal ease convey the answer to others. I am the just and impartial judge. I cut through chaos with truth as my sword. I see through confusion and can quickly arrive at the source of any issue. I live to the highest standards of ethics and morality, and challenge all who have contact with me to do the same.