Clow Cards: The Sword


This indicates an unexpected attack and possibly from an unlikely source. If it is someone close to you, be aware they may be acting out of character & you may need to cut them some slack. Otherwise, it may show you need to cut through something without any thought of what if. Being like this might not be in your character, but sometimes the sword needs to be waved.

Someone may be a bit wild and indiscriminate here with their anger or emotions.

~from printout provided by shadowdancer~
**compiled from various incomplete sources & intuition


The Sword (Queen of Diamonds [Pentacles])

Upright: Intelligence, thoughtfulness, a creative person, talents are used well. A fair woman, given to flirtation, fond of society and admiration. A time where you can make as much progress as you desire. If you tell the truth, great rewards will be obtained. The highest harvest will be obtained if you have sown the truth.

Reverse: Too much dependence, neglected duties, mistrust, suspicion, not a very creative person


Meanings inspired from the anime

The Sword is an entity of a quite violent nature who will possess the person holding it and attack other people. Its meaning could be similar to the Thunder and refer to an attack, but in this case I think it would be more of an unsuspected attack, since the entity can use the body of a person who is usually friendly towards you.

It has the ability to cut through virtually anything. It could advise you to keep a sharp mind or tell you that you will need a particularly strong argument/will/tool to get around/solve the situation.

In the anime, Sakura will use the Sword a lot to cut through binding chains/threads or to break a wall or shield. To me it holds symbolism related to "being released" and "breaking free".

When used for fortune-telling (in the anime) it means a challenge, a battle or a test.

The Sword is under the power of the Firey, the Sun and is related to Western magic.