Six of Swords

Written by Jacob. Published on July 11th, 2014 at 18:30.

Six of Swords Thoth Tarot

Six of Swords Imagery

Six fencer’s swords are strategically placed over a Rose Cross. Whirling windmills behind turn with great velocity and precision. See below comments about the relevance to fencing.

Six of Swords Associations

  • Formula: Tiphareth of Yetzirah + Mercury in Aquarius = “Science”
  • Numerical: Harmony, Equilibrium
  • Elemental: Fixed Air
  • Decan of the Zodiac: 10º—20º Aquarius (Jan 30th—Feb 8th)
  • Sephira: Tipareth “Beauty”
  • Ruled by the Prince of Swords

Six of Swords Interpretations

The six of swords is one of the better of the swords. Where in the 4 of swords we had mental rest and isolated recovery from strife. We had debilitation from the five of swords. Now, we have the mind in a state of equilibrium and great transformation with the six of swords.

With the six of swords we have nobility in thoughts, and a clear-headedness that allows the mind to work calmly. Mercury bolsters Aquarius in that they both share the qualities of intellect and communication. This allows the thought-forms to be expressed pristinely.

The Six of Swords is also a card of transition between to points of turmoil (the five and seven of swords). When in a moment of the six of swords we can clearly see both banks of the river without having to be at either one of them.

Additional Interpretations

“Labour, work, journey by water. Success after anxiety and trouble; self-esteem, beauty, conceit, but sometimes modesty therewith; dominance, patience, labour, etc.” 6

“Science. Intelligence that has realized its goal. Labor. Work. Success after anxiety. Passage from difficulty. Journey by water. Ill-dignified Selfishness. Conceit. Intellectual pride.” 5

“Science. Tiphareth in the suit of Air. Mercury in Aquarius. The ornamental hilts of the Sword form a hexagon in the card. Their points touch the outer petals of the red roe upon a Golden Cross of six squares. The perfect balance of mental and moral faculties, hardly won and impossible to hold, interprets the idea of Science.” 5

“Science. Mercury in Aquarius. Tiphareth. The pints of the swords centre in a rose and cross. They are lying on  fencers’ diagram (14th century) which was worked out scientifically to show the positions in which a fencer can stand and be invulnerable. The card suggests by its symmetrical design a perfect balance of intellect and principle.” 5

Axank’s Dream Recall

April 03-04, 2014
I was talking to my brother about the Tree of Life starting with the primordial point. We are both very much into philosophy and belief-systems. I remember explaining the transition between Kether and Chokmah and how he essentially finished my sentences. Then, when I was explaining Chokmah and Binah his eyes lit up with understanding and was taken aback by my explanation.

I think this dream reflects the intellectual side of this card. It also reflects the ability to think and communicate clearly (Mercury in Aquarius).