THE SWORDS Ace of Swords UPRIGHT Intellectual beginning. Duality. Cutting both ways. Reasoning. SHADOWED Hatred. Destruction. Negative potential. Two of Swords UPRIGHT Stalemate. Painful decision. Barriers. SHADOWED Best not to choose. Protection. Truth hidden. Three of Swords UPRIGHT Logic destroying emotion. Heartache. Separation. SHADOWED Overcoming pain. Moving on. Challenging yourself to feel. Four of Swords UPRIGHT Rest. Recuperation. Coffin. Serenity. SHADOWED Time to move again. Rest over. Truce, but not peace. Five of Swords UPRIGHT Defeat. A battle you can’t win. Equal villainy. SHADOWED Winning is a bad thing. Unnecessary fight. Disillusionment. Six of Swords UPRIGHT Travel. Moving to a better place. SHADOWED Running away from problems. Movement toward more turmoil. Seven of Swords UPRIGHT Theft. Risky behavior. Sneaky. Usually against the subject. SHADOWED Theft. Risky behavior. Sneaky. Usually performed by the subject. Eight of Swords UPRIGHT Trust and pain required to get unstuck. Tools available. SHADOWED Defensive. Reason to stay. Must free yourself. Nine of Swords UPRIGHT Nightmares. Regret. Things seem worse than they are. SHADOWED Harm likely. Fears aren’t exaggerated. Ten of Swords UPRIGHT Illness. Release from pain. Annihilation. SHADOWED Death. A negative end result. Learning from mistakes. Page of Swords UPRIGHT Spying. Need for a watchful eye. Hasty advice. SHADOWED Purposeful deception. Not the full truth. Advice with ulterior motives. Knight of Swords UPRIGHT Fast movement. Politics. Confidence. SHADOWED Violence. Brutality. Emotionless action. Queen of Swords UPRIGHT Discernment. Desire for truth. Straight-shooting. SHADOWED Unfair judgement. Opinionated. Cold-hearted. Unbending. King of Swords UPRIGHT Impartial. Insightful. Ethical. Uncorruptible. SHADOWED Manipulative. Tyrant. Retribution.