King of Pentacles

Published: 08/08/20 10:24 PM EDT

King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning Element: Earth Function: Belongings, wealth, tangible objects, practicality The King is looking down as he sits on a black throne. He has a scepter in his right hand and a pentacle rest under his hand on his knee. He looks over his pentacle with caution. His throne is somewhere high up on the ledge of a building. His wealth and stability is represented by the castle and the mountains behind him There are plants growing all around his throne, but it is impossible if they are growing from it or towards it. We are intentionally left wondering whether the grapes are part of the plant or a pattern on his robe. The King doesn’t want us to know the answer but instead, he wants you to think that they are one of the same thing. Both his throne and robe are black, a color…

Ace of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:24 PM EDT

Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness A familiar white hand appears from a cloud with a sword held upright. A crown decorated with laurel leaves hovers at the top of the sword, these two images symbolizing the triumph of the mind and victory. As the sword is held in the right hand rather than the left, we are reminded of righteousness and objectivity. The white hand implies that it is both pure and free from agenda. Even the sword is a symbol of the mind and who we use our intellect. As the tip reaches through the center of the crown, it shows the sharpness of the intellect. This bright imagery is contrasted by the grey sky and bare, rough mountains in the background. The intellect that is shown is empty, cold, and very much alone as there is no one in…

Two of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:24 PM EDT

Two of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness In the center of the card, there is a woman sat on a stone bench. She is blindfolded and holds a sword in each hand, which are crossed in front of her chest. Night is falling and the crescent moon is high in the sky. Behind her, there is a large body of water with some rocks protruding out of it. She maintains her strength and doesn’t drop the wands. The woman is dressed in a white shroud, representing purity and absence. She is wearing yellow shoes, the color of intellect. She wants to be fair, but she is standing on the power of her mind. The moon at the beginning of its cycle tells us that the woman’s problems may only be just beginning, but as with all cycles, these problems will run their own…

Three of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:23 PM EDT

Three of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness Unfortunately, what you see really is a pessimistic sign, and probably one of the most negative of all the tarot cards. In the middle of the card, there is a red heart and the three swords are pierced right through this symbol of magic and passion. The background behind the heart is grey with streaks of black and what seem to be white clouds. The colors of seriousness contrasting with purity. This card represents sadness, loss, and ruin. It is the moment of realization; you now know that your dreams are not going to become a reality. Your love may be empty, your career might be at its peak, but you don’t know what to do next. It could mean that someone has died, or you have lost everything in a natural disaster. All that you…

Four of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:23 PM EDT

Four of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness The gold tomb is of a knight, although we can’t see the knight, just the perfect carving of him on the tomb. His hands are together as if praying, he is now at rest and at peace. The tomb is yellow, the color of intellect. Or, it could be gold, a sign of victory and virtue. There is one sword carved into the side of his tomb. The other three are lined up above him. If he were to sit up, he would hurt himself, or would they hurt him? As they are, they are not a threat to him, perhaps just a gentle warning to stay in his place of rest. He could worry about the sward that is laying at his side, but instead, he remains in his restful contemplation. Next to the three…

Five of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:23 PM EDT

Five of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness The first thing that may draw your attention with the Five of Swords is the smile of satisfaction on the young man’s face. He has two swords held up against him in his left hand and third pointing to the ground in this right hand. There are two more swords laying on the ground. There are two men walking away from the satisfied young man, heading towards a body of water, their heads are down, and the weather indicates a storm is about to come. The young man is wearing red, the color of passion and a green tunic on top, the color of life. The two defeated men are wearing yellow, a symbol of intellect and thought. The young man may smile in triumph, but it is unlikely that he has beaten them with his…

Six of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:22 PM EDT

Six of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness There are three people in a boat, a man is stood up with a long row in his hands while a woman and child sit down. The woman is wearing yellow, the color of intellect, the boy is on blue, a sign of peace and the man is wearing blue, orange and green, the colors of peace and the higher mind, enthusiasm and life. All three are facing away from us. In the front of the boat, six wands are downturned. The sky is grey, and it blends into the grey land in the distance, a sign of purity and sobriety. Though the mood doesn’t appear to be a happy one, it isn’t bad either. There is the hope of a new beginning. The water on the right side of the boat is rough, yet on…

Seven of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:22 PM EDT

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness The man holding five swords is running away as he looks back at the two he appears to have dropped. It also seems that he is running from a military camp so he may have even stolen the swords from there. He looks both happy and confident. He is wearing a tall red hat and a dark yellow tunic, the color of the mind and his thoughts. This man is thinking that he has escaped with the swords. He thinks nobody has seen him and hasn’t noticed the three soldiers on a hill further away. One soldier seems to have spotted him and has his sword raised in the air. The thieving man is only looking to the right, if he had only looked to the left, he would have seen them. Despite his high hopes,…

Eight of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 10:22 PM EDT

Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness Like the Two of Swords, we see a woman blindfolded but this time, she is tied up and suspended over a running creek. Behind her is a castle, high up in the mountains. There are eight downturned swords around the woman. If the woman were free, the only way she could go is forward. She is wearing a long orange dress, the color of enthusiasm. Though she is full of life and enthusiasm, she cannot act on this. The water flowing under her is a symbol of her emotions. Even though the water is flowing, she isn’t touching it and therefore her problems are not emotional ones. That being said, if she wants to break free, she is going to have to walk into the water. The sky is cold and grey, and this highlights the…

Nine of Swords

Published: 08/08/20 2:20 PM EDT

Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Element: Air Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness A woman sits upright in her bed as if she has just had a terrible nightmare. She is holding her head in her hands. She is wearing a white gown, the color of purity, and her hair is white too. The cover on her bed is decorated with roses and astrological images. The roses represent magic while the astrological images are a sign that you wish to know what is happening in the world. There are nine swords lined on top of each other next to the woman. Intricately carved into the bed there is an image of a battle between two people coming to an end. One has overpowered the other, but we aren’t sure how far they are going to take it. We also aren’t sure whether the nine swords are hanging on a…