|King of swords?|
Few suits in Tarot are as nasty and depressing as swords. And since there are only four suits that actually means that besides the majors a quarter of the cards at least have a severely nasty feeling to them. From strife, misery and pain to tyrannical parents or being kept in your place, swords have a lot of nastiness heading your way. Swords also represent intellect and the element of air, adding to the mixture a chilly feel where cold justice is about the most positive swords seems to offer. It makes you grab for your stuffed animals.
|Queen of Swords?|
When you’re just starting out, swords may be one of the larger challenges in your readings, capable of giving any positive reading a sense of grim foreboding. While swords do have a tendency to be harsh or cold, with some effort you will eventually see that they too have a positive side to bring to the table. Swords are swift, promising swift transition form a bad place. Swords show you how you might rebel like a punk-rock knight of swords. Be a tough bitch like the queen or a tough but fair parent like the king, but most of all it shows us what we have to get through to grow.