The time for war is over. In case you didn’t get it before it’s pretty clear now that no one truly wins in a battle. There are always consequences for both sides–the victor and the defeated. The defeated have lain down their swords and turn away. The victor looks over to them, holding two swords upright in one hand and one sword for support as a kind of staff in the other. The sky is dark and foreboding with sharp clouds zig-zagging in an uneasy motion. In its upright position this card points to the hollow nature of victories when won by the harsh violence of actual swords or words (swords being the suit of thoughts and communication). We feel that the reversal here enhances the message, as in a strong directive to turn away from battles and come around towards forgiveness and peaceful conflict resolution.
A young person looks in one direction and points their foot in that direction where a sword held in their hands points in the opposite direction as does the rest of their body. The sky is blue with puffs of white clouds, a flock of birds circles in the distance. The figure stands on a green promontory jutting out of a body of water. Mountains and trees appear in the distance. Swords in Tarot usually indicate thoughts, ideas, mental activity. We feel that this young person is curious about the future but with some slight indecision or hesitation. There is a bit of restlessness here with energy scattered in opposite directions. Perhaps a young person will come into your life this week with lots of questions and an unending sense of curiosity. Or perhaps you yourself will embrace that energy of curiosity and follow the inspiration of new ideas, thoughts, concepts.