Six of Swords

This tarot card is a sign of serenity. In a reading, it means we have been through a period of struggle, and come out on top, so we are now at peace with ourselves and the universe. There is no indication of trying times ahead, so we need to unload our mental baggage and relax. At the same time, we are warned against adopting quick-relief solutions to our problems, as they are bound to be short-lived. If we look deep within our subconscious, we may uncover the best course for our thoughts and emotions. It is ok to walk away from a situation; as we move away from hard times, we need to keep hope alive for better times ahead.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.