Agamemnon and his betrayal by his wife, is a gory rendering of the Three of Swords which is all about separation, betrayal, and heartache.
The Minor Arcana represents a slice of life. The Suit of Swords in the Minor Arcana corresponds to the element of air. The cardinal direction that they represent is East and the season is spring. It is thought that the Suit of Swords was meant to represent the nobility and the military. The Swords are a masculine, active, yang element. They correspond to the spades in modern playing cards.
The Swords represent the intellect, communication, conflict to a certain extent & its corresponding effect.
Tarot is an evolving Spiritual form. The Queen of Swords has always gotten a bad rap but in the modern era she is known for her independence and her intellect. As feminism emerges, The Queen has been redeemed. Traditionally she is known to be a bitter divorced or separated woman, and in the present day like Lilith the Sumerian goddess, she is someone who can stand up for herself.
The Knight of Swords is a hurricane personified, with a lightning-quick mind & an impulsive, quick demeanor. His presence shakes things up.
The Ten of Swords affirms that you are almost at the end of a bad situation. A situation has run its course, leaving you rock bottom.
“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master & not its slave.” R. Sasson. The Eight of Swords is the state of being stuck in a rut.
The Seven of Swords is about being your most diplomatic self to take back that which is yours, whilst avoiding any kind of confrontation.
Change and Transition are of the utmost importance when the Six of Swords show up. The help you require to leave things behind will arrive.
The Four of Swords shows up to remind us that it is time to withdraw from the world and rest if we do not want to fall ill or burnout.
The Two of Swords is the state of being caught in the middle and having to make a choice between two states, realities, or relationships.
The Minor Arcana is made up of Four Suits each representing an element and the Swords represent the element of Air.