Ace of Swords
The mind awakens for new challenges. This usually indicates that the person's mind is feeling sharper, clearer. They want to talk, want to discuss or write. You will have well deserved success.
Two of Swords
This is the infamous blindfolded lady with the crossed swords. Crossed swords suggest a clash of ideas or words. The blindfolded lady, indicating impartiality, cannot uncross the swords, but she keeps them still. This is the knowledge of how to compromise, keep these two sides in balance and at peace. Note that this is a temporary compromise. The Querent may be in the middle, or just forced to accept it. Either way, the must be told that it won't last. The direction of your new brain power here is how to keep these two ideas from fighting, to hold off trouble and make peace.
Three of Swords
Three swords pierce a heart. Against the background of a storm, it bleeds. You were warned that the peace established in the two of swords couldn't last. What sharp words or cutting ideas have created here, not surprisingly, is pain and heartbreak. This card often relates to love-triangles.
Four of Swords
The card indicates that the Querent has been facing mental or emotional stress, arguments, misunderstandings or verbal abuse, or that they're ill or injured. A healing retreat is needed, Time to clear the head, heart and soul, or just fix a damaged body. In this case, the stillness of the "4" is healing and positive. A quiet, unchanging scene is needed.
Five of Swords
A smirking young man gathers up swords won in battle from two losers. In arguments and battles of ideas there are going to be times when one just loses or has to surrender. The worst of these is when the winner is an awful person, a bully, braggart, a cheat, someone who used an unfair advantage to win. But if the Querent feels they must argue, then they need to be prepared to learn from it, not allow feelings of failure, anger or blame to overcome them
Six of Swords
A boat of swords being ferried across a river with a woman as passenger. The classic Rider-Waite meaning is that one is leaving difficulties behind. A trip or change of scene may be the answer to restoring balance out here.
Seven of Swords
It implies that someone is stealing something from you, your honour, your ideas, your time. They may be spreading gossip about you. be vigilant, avoid being over stressed.....,trying to confront at this moment will not help.
Eight of Swords
A woman is tied and blindfolded within a cage of swords. The Querent must have the strength to endure the cuts, else they'll stay trapped. They must move, for the longer they let the situation continue, the worse it will get.
Nine of Swords
We all know this card, it is the one where we wake up at night and go over our troubles, problems, worries, thoughts, what we said, what others said...suffering from intense worries. You may find yourself very lonely. The Querent must be told that while their problems may be real, they're blowing them out of proportion, making them worse. keep your calm.
Ten of Swords
A man dead with ten swords in his back. It is a nasty looking card. Sometimes everything just... goes... wrong. And this is a card that lets the Querent know that things are as bad as he fears. The troublesome swords can't get much worse than this. The only way from here is up.