The Youth of Swords represents those personalities born between December 22, and January 19th, Capricorn the Goat.  The Go-Getters of the zodiac, these people are ambitious!  Like the goat, Capricorn-types endeavor to climb the highest mountain.  They are goal-oriented and high achievers, expecting nothing less than perfection, especially when it comes to their own ability.  They are patient, wise, and generally conservative in nature, being a bit shy and reserved.  They are famous for being systematic and exhibiting great organizational skills.

Capricorn-types love good competition and covet the honor, the trophy, the plaque or the title.  They are not generally motivated by money as Taurus-types are.  Somewhat like Taurus-types, though, they are collectors; but their collections are not stamps, coins, antiques or stuffed animals. Capricorns will collect rubber bands, balls of string, brown paper bags, and little bits of this and that because they may be able to USE it someday.  Their key phrase for the Youth of Swords is I USE.

The best quality of this personality is that they are very diplomatic.  They always think very carefully about what they are going to say before they say it, because they are sensitive to other people’s feelings and they want to protect their own position (on that mountain).  Their worst quality is deceit in that, in attempting to say the right thing, they often commit the sin of omission, thereby, not telling the whole truth.  They are also known for deceit to protect their own position, reputation, or image.

If the Youth of Swords should appear in a reading, it represents a man with these characteristics or, in reverse, a woman with these same characteristics.

This concludes the series defining each card of the Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot deck.  Look to this blog next week to begin a new series on the different aspects of doing a reading, which will be prefaced with a quick review.

For more information about the Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot and the 21 Brotherhood of Light Lessons that synthesize Astrology, Alchemy, Tarot, and Masonic and Esoteric Arts, visit



About letstalktarot

Allyn McCray began reading Tarot in 1971 after discovering a deck in an occult shop in San Francisco, California. In 1999, the American Tarot Association recognized her as a Certified Tarot Reader. During her experience as an Internet reader between 2000 and 2002, Allyn’s readings were regularly featured on the websites, Psychicnut and Roadtalk. In 2002, Allyn joined The Church of Light, aka Light.Org, a non-profit international school of esoteric studies, where she is now a Hermetician, Certified Teacher, and Minister. Allyn also serves as the Communications Director of The Church of Light and is a Section Advisor in The Order of the Sphinx.
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  1. Mathew a ware says:

    was very impressed with the 21 books by c.c.zain and studied them for years.[Math New Zealand ]

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