Robin Wood Tarot: The Suit of Swords


Element: Air

Key words: Action, Change, Force, Power, Oppression, Ambition, Courage, Conflict, Violence, Hatred, Powerful, Dangerous

Negative: Anger, Guilt, Judgement, Cruelty, Abuse

Represent: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

People: Intelligent, Thoughtful, Rational, Logical, Communicators, Domineering, Confrontational, Rigid

Direction: East

Season: Winter

Colour: Indigo

Gender: Male

Humour*: Phlegmatic

Jungian function**: Thinking

The Predominance of Swords indicates: ‘The client is seeking solutions to what are primarily mental struggles, conflict and arguments, and decisions which must be made. Also, there could be many arguments or even violence at present. While Swords can carry with them many negative or very strong, forceful messages, Swords serve also as a warning to be more cautious of what is occurring around you.’

*For a better understanding of the Four Humours click here.

**In some forms of psychological testing, particularly those related to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the cognitive functions (sometimes known as mental functions) are defined as different ways of perceiving and judging the world. They are defined as “thinking”, “feeling”, “sensing” and “intuition”.

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The Suit of Cups
The Suit of Wands
The Suit of Pentacles


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