Spades, Crystals, Knives, Blades, Clouds,
Powers of Air
Tarot Minor Arcana and Playing Card Suits
Notes by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
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Correspondences, Symbolism, History, Meanings, Associations, Magick, Lore
Emphasis on the Visconti, Marseille, Waite, Thoth, and Voyager Tarot Decks
Major Arcana Minor Arcana Tarot Keywords Index Aces Court Cards Pips
Swords (Crystals, Spades)
Ace of Swords [Brilliance, Mind, Intellect]
2 of Swords [Peace, Crowley; Equanimity, Wanless]
3 of Swords [Sorrow, Crowley; Creativity, Wanless]
4 of Swords [Truce, Crowley; Logic, Wanless]
5 of Swords [Defeat, Crowley; Negativity, Wanless]
6 of Swords [Science, Crowley; Confusion, Wanless]
7 of Swords [Futility, Crowley; Dullness, Wanless]
8 of Swords [Interference, Crowley; Synthesis, Wanless]
9 of Swords [Cruelty, Crowley; Narrowness, Wanless]
10 of Swords [Ruin, Crowley; Delusion, Wanless]
Princess of Swords (Crowley), Page
of Swords (Waite,
Child of Crystals (Wanless), Knave of Swords, Jack of Spades
Prince of Swords (Crowley), Knight
of Swords (Waite,
Child of Crystals (Wanless), Jack of Spades
Queen of Swords (Crowley), Queen of
Woman of Crystals (Wanless), Sage of Crystals (Wanless), Queen of Spades
Knight of Swords (Crowley), King
of Swords (Waite,
Marseille), Man of Crystals (Wanless),
Sage of Crystals (Wanless), King of Spades
Swords (Spades): Traditional Meanings, Associations, Correspondences
Reasoning, Mind, Intellect, Decisions, Thinking,
Logic, Discrimination, Analyzing, Wit
Mental Faculties, Understanding, Cunning, Planning, Problem Solving, Strategy, Sanity
Communication, Discussion, Debate, Criticism
Conflict, Struggle, Fighting, Military, War, Ruin, Death
Government, Law and Order, Judgment, Courts, History
Powers of Air, Air, East
Swords (Spades), Power of Air: Metaphors, Similes
The sword cuts both ways
Put away your sword
The pen is mightier than the sword
Can't catch your breath
Give me some breathing room
Flight or fight
His head is in the clouds
A Note about the Tarot Card Images on this Webpage
I plan to complete the first draft of this webpage by the end of August, 2011.
The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards. By Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa. Translated by John E. Graham. Interpretation of the Marseille Deck. Rochester, New York, Destiny Books, 2009. 536 pages. ISBN: 9781594772634. Discussion and interpretation of the Marseille Tarot, Ten, pp. 271-279.
The Voyager Tarot: Way of the Great Oracle Book. By James Wanless, 1989. Book and Deck. Discussion and interpretation of the Voyager Tarot, Ten, pp. 168-170.
Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. By Rachel Pollack. Revised with a New Preface. San Francisco, California, Weiser Books, 1980, 2007. Index, bibliogrpahy, 354 pages. ISBN: 1578634083. This book uses the Waite-Smith-Rider 1909 Deck for analysis and interpretation. Discussion and interpretation of the Waite-Smith-Rider Tarot, Ten, pp. 258-259.
The Crowley Tarot. The Handbook to the Cards by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. By Akron (C. F. Frey) and Hajo Banzhaf. Translated from the German by Christine M. Grimm. Stamford, CT, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1995. 222 pages. ISBN: 0880797150. I have found this book to be an extremely useful reference tool when doing an analysis of a card. This is my favorite book on the Thoth Tarot. Discussion and interpretation of the Crowley-Harris-Thoth Tarot, Ten, p. 178.
Understanding the Tarot Court. By Mary K. Greer and Tom Little. Special topics in Tarot Series. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2004. 288 pages. ISBN: 0738702862. VSCL.
The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana. By Kate Warwick-Smith. Destiny Books, 2003. 224 pages. ISBN: 0892810920. VSCL.
Keywords for the Crowley Tarot. by Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler, 2001.
The Book of Thoth (Egyptian Tarot). Aleister Crowley, 1944, 1977.
The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols. By Angeles Arrien, 1987, 1997.
The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals. By Mary K. Greer, 2002.
Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings. By Rachel Pollack, 2008.
Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot. By Lon Milo Duquette, 2003.
Learning Ritual Magic. By John Michael Greer, Earl King, Jr., and Clare Vaughn, 2004.
Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey. By Sallie Nichols. Introduction by Laurens van der Post. York Beach, Maine, Samuel weiser, Inc., 1980. References, 392 pages. ISBN: 0877285152. VSCL.
Portable Magic: Tarot is the Only Tool You Need. By Donald Tyson. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2006. Index, bibliography, 230 pages. ISBN: 0738709808. VSCL.
Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners By Joan Bunning. Weiser Books, 1998. 320 pages.
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