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The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, Ace of Swords, shows a hand holding a crowned sword indicating pure intellect.

Ace of Swords

Pure intellect triumphs.
Explore the world of ideas. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Clear is as kind as you can be.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 2 of Swords, shows blind justice holding 2 swords, indicating a time of objective judgement.

Two of Swords

Decisions must be made with partial facts. Delaying or changing your mind is worse than either choice.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 3 of Swords, shows a heart pierced by three swords indicating a broken heart.

Three of Swords

Three’s a crowd. Disloyalty, obsession or addiction are destroying love. Stop saying it, show it or lose it.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Cards, 4 of Swords, shows a resting figure indicating a time to recover.

Four of Swords

Take a break. Meditate.
Clear your head before moving forward.
Calmness will bring clarity.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, the 5 of Swords, shows a fighter looking back on those who lost their swords indicating painful battles.

Five of Swords

Ugly fights surround you. Some will lose and even the winners will suffer.
The pain from words lingers.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 6 of Swords, shows a boat crossing the River Styx indicating a time of no return.

Six of Swords

Time to leave. Abandon, sell or give away whatever is tying you down. Travel light.
Don’t look back.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 7 of Swords, shows a thief carrying off swords indicating lies and betrayal.

Seven of Swords

Beware of lies and betrayal. Even with good intentions, you’ll be disappointed. This is not the time to trust promises.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, 8 of Swords, shows an imprisoned figure indicating the willingness to allow yourself to be trapped.

Eight of Swords

Feeling trapped? You have the power to free yourself. Drastic change is the answer you’ll be stuck until you do.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, the 9 of Swords, shows a sleeper waking from a nightmare with 9 swords hanging over their bed indicating the damage done by fear.

Nine of Swords

Nightmares and anxiety plague your thoughts. Stop asking “What if…” Waiting is draining you. Distract yourself or take action.

The RWS Minor Arcana Tarot Card, the Ten of Swords, shows a dead body pierced by 10 swords indicating the worst outcome.

Ten of Swords

Yes, it really is that bad.
At least it can’t get worse and it can’t be saved. Start over somewhere else.