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What does the Knight of Swords mean?

Knight of Swords -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Knight of Swords:
You need to walk the talk.

Similarly, since we may interpret this card as actions (which Knights represent) inspired by our beliefs (Swords), the following quote (which you will also find used in my Tarot for Happiness post for this card) is appropriate for this card too:

“Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.” — William Arthur Ward 

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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Twenty Tarot teachers are coming together July 16 – 27, for two one-hour calls every weekday, to show you how to access your wisdom and higher guidance through deepening (or re-energizing!) your understanding of the Tarot.

Host Kim Wilborn has asked every teacher to speak about the tarot topics they find most meaningful, with each presentation focused on helping you engage with the wisdom of the Tarot in a fresh way.  (I’ll be speaking about Tarot & Affirmations because I believe that creating and using affirmations with Tarot cards is a powerful way to expand your Tarot experience.)

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PS: My interview will be broadcast July 18 at 10:00 am Pacific time.

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What does the Knight of Wands mean?

Knight of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Knight of Wands:
Confidence does not guarantee competence.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Death card mean?

My recoloring of RWS Death cardHere is a pithy meaning for the Death card:
“Life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail off to sea and sink.” — Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

I know this sounds like a rather dark and dour interpretation of this card (which would not be too surprising), but I discovered it in a lovely article titled “How to Befriend the Universe” in which a woman named Emily Levine offers “a brilliant, funny, bittersweet, large-hearted meditation on the existential art of befriending our finitude as she faces her own terminal illness.”

I recommend reading the article or viewing the 15 minute video there.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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The Knight of Swords suggests a way to live a happier life

Knight of Swords -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of traditional readings. Here’s a way to create a happier, more fulfilled life today using messages and advice from the Knight of Swords.

We may interpret this card as actions (which Knights represent) inspired by our beliefs (Swords).  A similar interpretation comes from a pithy meaning for the Knight of Swords that I posted several years ago: Doing is believing!  As I noted at that time, it is through acting upon our beliefs that we “prove” them to ourselves and (more importantly) that we make those beliefs real and concrete in our lives.  In short, it is when we act upon our beliefs that they become manifest. Consequently, this card warns us of living too much in our heads. It says that we must engage in life, not just think about it or study it.

These considerations remind me of the following quote:

Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.”William Arthur Ward

In short, walk the talk. Practice what you preach. For example, we learn charity through acts of generosity, we learn about love by acting compassionately, and we learn to live in the present moment by practicing mindfulness in all that we do.

Here, then, is an exercise to bring you a more fulfilled life:

Is there something you have been studying or thinking about that you want to really know? Or is there some change you’ve been saying our society needs? This card suggests that today, you should set aside your studies of it or your preaching about it and instead, practice it. For example, have you thought about how humanity needs to be more charitable?  Go out and find someone in need and give them something or do something that will help them. (That shouldn’t be hard to do. In most of our cities, it is not hard to find a homeless person in need.) Or have you been learning about how mankind is polluting our world? Perhaps you can go to a park and clean up some of the trash there. Whatever it is that you decide to do, it will make you feel better to get some experience in what you’ve been trying to learn or to be part of the solution for a problem you’ve been complaining about.

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll love my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.
For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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What does the Seven of Swords mean?

Seven of Swords -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Seven of Swords:
Even if you could get away with it, is that the person you want to be?

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Nine of Pentacles mean?

Nine of Coins -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Nine of Pentacles:
“Take care of things, and they will take care of you.” — Shunryu Suzuki

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Eight of Cups mean?

Eight of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Eight of Cups:
Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.

I found this on a Post Secret entry and decided it would make a great pithy meaning for the Eight of Cups.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Two of Swords mean?

Two of Swords RWS2.0 Tarot eCardsHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Swords:
Po-TAY-to, Po-TAH-To — it’s a distinction without a difference.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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