The Two of Swords has turned up two days in a row now, following the Two of Vessels.
The Two of Swords is, for me, a card representing withdrawal into that deep, secure place within where all wisdom and power reside.
My wife has a t-shirt with the legend “I won’t be quiet so you can be comfortable.” That is the Queen of Swords.
The King of Swords is the card of adhering to the truth, and cutting to the essential nature of things.
The Eight of Swords is a visual representation of the perceptive trap. We are imprisoned by a blindfold of our own choosing.