Swords

Mind & Matter

Swords are the suit of higher consciousness, of intellect, of decisive change and focused power.  Associated with the element of air, Swords symbolize an invisible yet potent strength, as air is symbolic of action, change, and masculine force.

In a deck of playing cards, Swords correspond to Spades.

Koji Furuta, Ukiyoe Tarot, Japan, 1982
Showcasing Tarot De Marsielle symbolism, this tarot is a unique deck.  Translating European iconography into Japanese-style illustrations and symbols, this deck brings an Eastern influence to classic arcana art. 

The Qualities of the Suit of Swords are Thoughts, Words, and Actions.

In Astrology, the Suit of Swords is associated with Aquarius (Fixed Air), Gemini (Mutable Air), and Libra (Cardinal Air).

Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan, Morgan-Greer Tarot, United States, 1979
Deck interprets Pamela Coleman Smith's arcana through a psychedelic, fantasy art aesthetic.