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Tarot de la Santa Muerte Meanings: Las Espadas / The Swords
As de Espadas - Ace of Swords: New ideas or creativity. A new adventure down an intellectual or creative path. Creative problem solving. An intellectual or artistic project to be started. Reversed: Lack of creativity or understanding. Confusion. A difficult mental block. Inability to move forward or express yourself. A fear of fighting for what you want.
2 de Espadas - 2 of Swords: A time of cooperation and agreement. Truce. Feeling inspired to make peace. Reversed: Distrust and disagreement. Mutual suspicion. Hidden agendas. No desire to listen to others. Tempers boiling.
3 de Espadas - 3 of Swords: Risk of lies and betrayal. Inability to know true motives. Threat of being stabbed in the back. No trust. Reversed: Falling victim to betrayal and lies. Or an enemy divulging facts or revealing secrets in order to hurt your reputation. People talking behind your back.
4 de Espadas - 4 of Swords: Stay calm and evaluate your options. Take your time and do not rush. Consider other arguments and wait for the right moment. Reversed: Poor planning, lack of preparation, and hasty decision making. Moving forward in confusion, and when the full picture is not understood.
5 de Espadas - 5 of Swords: Defeat, obstacles, and attacks. Risk of loss. Threats wait just around the corner. Reversed: Trapped by circumstances. Loss of power and facing a blocked road. Closed minds.
6 de Espadas - 6 of Swords: Victory. Coming out on top. Your enemies are weak, it is a good time to advance. Reversed: Battle won, but not the war. Avoid complacency and remain on alert for future threats.
7 de Espadas - 7 of Swords: Hidden enemies and unknown threats. People speak behind your back. Conflict from multiple directions. Reversed: Attacks from unknown forces that seem to come from all directions. Harm caused by strong slander. Feeling hopeless and surrounded by darkness.
8 de Espadas - 8 of Swords: Feeling trapped or blocked. An arrest, or accusations made. Temporary confinement. Reversed: Long term prison sentence or punishment. No hope, no alternatives. A dead end. Immobility.
9 de Espadas - 9 of Swords: Fear, worry, and restlessness. Danger from others, threatening words, and criticism. Reversed: Destructive criticism. Real danger from threats posed. Mental anguish and constant worry.
10 de Espadas - 10 of Swords: A crisis or difficult situation will come to a climax. Arguments and infighting among members of a group. Coming under attack, with the potential to emerge victorious. Reversed: A negative self fulfilling prophecy. Destroyed by others. Circumstances beyond repair.
Sota de Espadas - Jack of Swords: New ideas and clarity of mind. Positive attitude. Learning or knowing something new. Reversed: No desire to learn or understand. Empty words and wasteful ideas. Failure to understand. Confusion.
Caballero de Espadas - Gentleman of Swords: Quick reaction to a challenge. A clear plan of attack. Tactical intelligence. Reversed: Confusion, ignorance, and lack of direction. Inability to focus.
Reyna de Espadas - Queen of Swords: Intelligence and strategy. Good consultation, cultivation of ideas, and clarity. Reversed: Lack of original ideas. Baseless arguments and meaningless diatribes. Rigid adherence to outdated views. Contrary.
Rey de Espadas - King of Swords: Creativity and knowledge. New ideas and intellectual superiority. Wisdom and valuable experience. Reversed: Lacking knowledge, direction, and usefulness. False or vulgar ideas. Pointless bureaucracy. Dogmatism.
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