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Swords Meanings (Rider Waite Smith)

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Sephiroth: 1 – Kether (Crown)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, (The Air Signs of the Zodiac)
Timing: Dec 22 – Mar 20
Force: Odd, Active, Yang

Beginning, First Cause, justice, authority, clarity, clear-thinking, triumph, conquest, forceful emotions, success, effort, victory, new beginnings, strength in spite of adversity.mental energy, inspired thought, innovation, focus, courage, discipline, clairvoyance, illusion, defeat, stupidity, forcefulness.

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Sephiroth: 2 – Chokmah (Wisdom)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Moon in Libra
Timing: Sept 23 to Oct 2.
Force: Even, Receptive, Yin

Calm expression, courage, friendship, concord, affection, communication, harmony, choices, indecision, stalemate, stagnation.stalemate, impasse, being in limbo, uncertainty, friendship, delay, false friends, a forced decision, avoiding responsibility.

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Sephiroth: 3 – Binah (Understanding)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Saturn in Libra
Timing: Oct 3 – Oct 12
Force: Odd, Active, Yang

Delays, rupture, removal, absence, division, depression, separation, sadness, heartache, unhappiness, upheaval, sorrow, upset, disorder, confusion.heartache, infidelity, loss, sorrow, rupture, separation, recovery, release, pain ending, unreciprocated love.

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Sephiroth: 4 – Chessed (Mercy)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Jupiter in Libra
Timing: Oct 13 – Oct 22.
Force: Even, Receptive, Yin

Calling a truce, defeat, hollow victory, betrayal, sabotage, a sneak attack, vindication, traitor exposed, cutting one’s losses.rest, concord, a pact, agreement, synchronicity, order, taking a break, reconsidering your position, recuperating, quiet consideration.

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Sephiroth: 5 – Geburah (Strength)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Venus in Aquarius
Timing: Jan 20 – Jan 29.
Force: Odd, Active, Yang

Defeatism, defeat, hollow victory, a sneak attack, vindication, traitor exposed, cutting one’s losses.arguments, negativity, dissension, discord, troubles, disturbances, feeling defeated, feeling broken, scoring points, a smear campaign, spite and malice, betrayal, sabotage, not standing up for yourself, being heavy handed, a coupe, selfishness, revenge.

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Sephiroth: 6 – Tiphareth (Beauty)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Mercury in Aquarius
Timing: Jan 30 – Feb 8
Force: Even, Receptive, Yin

Insight, abilities, adjustments, journeys, travel, routes, success, resolution of difficulties, peace, calm,  ideas, thoughts, attitudes, conditions, peace of mind.science, objectivity, problems resolved, calm waters, smooth sailing, warning of rough seas, surprise, revelation, cancelled travel.

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Sephiroth: 7 – Netzach (Victory)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Moon in Aquarius
Timing: Feb 9 – Feb 18
Force: Odd, Active, Yang

Cunning, making plans, Setbacks, delays, postponements, obstacles, design, attempts, wishes, hopes, confidence, quarreling, a plan leading to failure, annoyance, avoidance, evasion, confrontation, diplomacy, tact, hindrances, escaping from a situation, trickery, theft, cheating, cleverness, covetous desire, constructive criticism, apology, analysis, taking notes.

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Sephiroth: 8 – Hod (Glory)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Jupiter in Gemini
Timing: May 21 – May 31
Force: Even, Receptive, Yin

Self-limiting thoughts, Crisis, conflict, entrapment, hurt, anxiety, indecisions, restrictions, intuition, movement, freedom, new beginnings, overcoming fear, easing pressures, allowing the past to dictate the future, blame, being trapped, bondage, forced, restraint, release, empowerment, overcoming obstacles, mental freedom.

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Sephiroth: 9 – Yessod (Foundation)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Mars in Gemini
Timing: June 1 – June 10
Force: Odd, Active, Yang

Anxiety, despair, worry, Failure, miscarriage, disappointments, despair, death, misery, anxiety, doubt, solitude, grief, conflict, illness, suffering, misery, deceit, sadness, fear of loss, pressure, guilt, depression, hopelessness, faith, trust, unfounded fears, promise, end to suffering.

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Sephiroth: 10 – Malkuth (Kingdom)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Zodiac: Sol in Gemini
Timing: June 11 – June 20
Force: Even, Receptive, Yin

Pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation, extreme unhappiness, depression,  loss, suffering, devastation, bad luck, problems, anxieties, betrayal, grief, distress, self-pity, karmic lessons, endings.rock bottom, grief, sorrow, death, tears, failure, defeat, pain, perseverance, turning things around.

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Sephiroth: 10 – Malkuth (Kingdom)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Sub-Element: Earth of Air
Astrology: 5° Capricorn to 5° Aries
Zodiac: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Gender: Androgynous

Intellectual, clarity, ideas, inspiration, growth,, inspiration, planning, vigilance, protective,, quick-witted, chatty, communicative, education, conceptual, logical and creative, vigilant, zealous, truth seeker, observant, rule breaker.
Bad or disappointing news, lack of ideas and planning, mind games, paranoid, lack of mental agility, cold, sarcastic.

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Sephiroth: 6 – Tiphareth (Beauty)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Sub-Element: Air of Air
Astrology: 20° Capricorn to 20° Aquarius
Zodiac: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Gender: Young Person (Male or Female)

Young intellectual man, valiant, quick thinking, high energy, bold, quick to action, willful, strategic, conquering, sharp emotional intelligence, realistic, logical, good at negotiation, troubleshooting, direct communication, strength and action of will.
Not very affectionate, difficulty dealing with abstract concepts and feelings, lonely tendencies, low energy, insensitive to people’s problems, disorganized, messy, rather impassive, hasty.

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Sephiroth: 3 – Binah (Understanding)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Sub-Element: Water of Air
Astrology: 20° Virgo to 20° Libra
Zodiac: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Gender: Mature Woman

Mature analytical woman, intelligent, organized, structured, make logical decisions, planner, committed, sociable, strong, objective, excellent vision of the future, emotionally stable, confident, good ability to plan strategically, orderly, resourceful, risk taker, driven, scientific.
Egocentric, manipulative, dominant, opinionated, desires fame desires, focused on the image, narcissistic.

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Sephiroth: 2 – Chokmah (Wisdom)
Element: Air (Intellectual Thought)
Sub-Element: Fire of Air
Astrology: 20° Taurus to 20° Gemini
Zodiac: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Gender: Mature Man

Mature intelligent male, practical and realistic, structure, rational, wise counsel, logic, confidence, power, authority, balanced judgement, emotionally stable, systematic, planner, realistic, decision maker, punctual, hard working, confident, disciplined, meticulous, strong sense of purpose.
Intolerant of differences, strict, aggressive, authoritarian, obstinate, unfair.

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