What is is with the suit of swords? As my good friend Christophred says, “truth hurts.” And, as the suit of the intellect, the suit of swords has the least amount of “good” cards, and even the most positive card – 2 swords, peace – has the traditional image of a blindfolded, seated figure holding a pair of swords on a beach with a sliver of a moon, horns pointed away from the figure, high above on the right-hand side.
Yeah, some of these get that specific. Go on, check it out; google “two swords tarot card image” and see what you get. In addition, I’ve got about thirty real decks sitting literally at arms’ length from my current seat. In all of them, swords is a pretty depressing go, right up to the ten of swords’ dead body with ten, count ’em, ten swords thrust right into the back.
What is it about thinking too much that frightens us? You go ahead and discuss that. Me, I’ve got more pixel-wrangling to do: heads down and power through….
Anyway, here’s the last two cups court cards and the first three cards of this delightfully cheerful suit.