Ace of Swords/Spades – New beginnings in thoughts, beliefs, intelligent brainstorming or feeling stuck, wrapped up too tight, and out of ideas.
Keywords - New beginnings, strength in adversity, fresh ideas.
King of Swords/Spades – You have a sharp and powerful mind, but be sure not to become controlling or abusive.
Keywords - Husband, father, leader, rational, objective, an expert, head over heart.
Queen of Swords/Spades – You’ve been through aloneness and sorrow and still have a sense of humor. You are a survivor. Don’t mourn for too long. It will strangle your emotions and cause resentment and bitterness.
Note: There is no Knight in a deck of ordinary playing cards.
Page (Jack) of Swords/Spades – A smart and clever young or young acting person, sometimes a bit secretive. At worst, a trouble maker for the sake of entertaining himself. An invitation to examine a situation more thoroughly.
Keywords - Young male, unexpected or upsetting news, advice, change.
10 of Swords/Spades – You have been back stabbed or have self-sabotaged all you can. You have reached bottom. There is nowhere to go but up from here.
Keywords - Self-sabotage, failure, hit bottom, endangerment.
9 of Swords/Spades – Something is causing you mental night mares (bills, guilt, negative thoughts, pain, etc.). You are probably dwelling on things far too much. It may be time to talk to someone who can help.
Keywords - Self-sabotage, failure, hit bottom, endangerment.
8 of Swords/Spades – You feel trapped, but there’s no one watching or holding you back. You are free to walk away at any time. You just refuse to see it. Take off your blindfold.
7 of Swords/Spades – Doing the unexpected may be what works in this situation. Just make sure you are willing to live with the consequences of such independent action.
Keywords - Discretion, using your brain, leaving something behind, a sneak.
6 of Swords/Spades – You are either moving away from previous troubles or feeling more entrenched. Sometimes, this card represents the comings and goings of a trip over or around water. What you may not see is that you are being protected by spiritual forces.
Keywords - Release, travel away from trouble, change of attitude.
5 of Swords/Spades – Underhanded tactics, spite, and useless argument. It’s time to ask yourself if you are living a life according to your true values.
Keywords - Conflict, negative energy, spite, personal attack.
4 of Swords/Spades - It is time to rest, pray or meditate before it is enforced upon you. You may be in contact with a patient.
Keywords - A needed rest, solitude, prayer, a break.
3 of Swords/Spades – You are mourning, grieving, and crying over a situation that definitely deserves tears. A third party may be responsible. It may not be over yet, but when it is it doesn’t hurt nearly as much as you thought it would. Ongoing grief may require getting help.
Keywords - A broken heart, a necessary cutting, a third party.
2 of Swords/Spades – You feel caught between two forces and are trying to maintain your balance while ignoring or holding off both. Sooner or later you will have to open your eyes and choose.
Strengths: The power of their minds can unleash power to heal or to destroy.
Weaknesses: Dealing with emotional issues, sickness, and pain are not easy for these people. Mental activities can cause these people to wrap themselves up in knots, often causing them to become cyclic worriers who then become confused and, at times, neurotic.
Wellness Concerns Depending Upon the Zodiac Sign Involved : Body parts affected may be the brain, tongue, pupils, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, blood pressure, circulation, haunches, calves, shins, and ankles. These people need to take regular time-outs to get away in order to retain perspective and calm.
Tarot Remedies: Swords respond well to therapies involving a specialist, such as working with a counselor, psychologist, or specialized group, getting out in the fresh air, taking short trips, and meditational breathing.
Eating YELLOW foods, such as squash, yellow peppers, pumpkin, bananas, eggs, and fish would also be helpful.
Herbs and essential oils to strengthen Air signs are Cypress, Marjoram and Sandalwood.
The Serravalle-Sesia Tarot
The Serravalle-Sesia deck of Tarot was created in 1880 by an anonymous artist and believed to be published by Fratelli Avondo a 19th century publisher. The Ace of Coins has the Italian Duty Stamp, which reads Cartiera Italiana, Serravelle-Sesia.
Understanding the Correspondences
The 'Color' association is based on Tarot correspondences.
The 'Element' is related to Tarot correspondences.
The 'Number' is related to the number of the Tarot card itself.
The 'Related Chakra' associations are based on Tarot color associations.
The 'Herbs and Essential Oils' are based on color associations of, both, Tarot and the chakras.
The 'Parts of the Body Governed' are associated, both, with the zodiac signs, which also correspond with Tarot.
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