The Suit of Swords

Corresponds to the Suit of Spades.

Swords represent conflict and confrontation; arguments, disputes, and betrayals come to a head. Each card has its own strength and weakness to be read in conjunction with other cards. Swords bring forward changes, some may not be welcome, but maybe necessary. You may need to change how you perceive things and adjust your thinking to see through the changes successfully. Others will challenge you and create obstacles and sword cards warn you, but also give you the strength to stand up for what is right.

Image the sword cutting through the problems and literally cutting through to the chase. Things will happen sharply and suddenly and all will be revealed so be prepared to take action to defend yourself.

The cards bring forward inner conflict, forcing you to face your demons, frustrations, pain and anger. It is a necessary step to progress on your journey.

Do not fear the cards, know they will show you what has been hidden from you or what you have hidden from yourself. One day you will have to face things and sword cards accelerate that process.

The Suit of Wands

Corresponds to the Suit of Clubs.

Wands (or rods/batons) are symbols of stability and growth, in the workplace, career, and also where you choose to live. They represent the start of foundations whether it be home, career or a relationship. Often the cards appear during a transition period, supporting the changes, encouraging new ventures giving you the courage to do what you have always wanted to do but had hesitated to follow through on. Perhaps you want to change your career, or move for work, maybe become self-employed? Maybe you need to move to get a better job or promotion?

On each wand there are leaves of growth indicating fresh and new ideas, by the nature of the wands, these are not risky ventures but will help with your inner growth. Progress may be slow but sure and asks you to be patient as a comfortable and stable phase approaches.

Significance of the Aces

Aces may be part of the minor arcana, but these are strong cards by themselves. They correspond to the Fool, indicating a fresh start and a new beginning. In some ways, a second chance for some. Any aces in a reading are Alpha Omega, full circle cards that give you the courage to try something new. A reading with all four aces is a clear message of change in all areas of your life, the an ace that corresponds to your particular query.

Looking at each card,you can see the ‘Hand of the Divine’ blessing and the new start and also giving a literal helping hand and one to hold.