Below is an excerpt from the Dark Days Tarot Guidebook by Emily Mundy:
The Page of Swords
The tongue is a sacred organ. The quick one often gets tangled. The ready tongue, ridiculed for its riled blabber. The sharp tongue is the only edged tool that never dulls. It’s an alert conduit of what suddenly enters the mind. A pleasuring muscle. It is framed for articulation. The source of syllabic synthesis. The Page of Swords speaks about the vigilance required to our words when we speak our minds. Intent is inherent in tone; thought, innate to delivery. Because a string of words can sting – because of their wild influence – it is imperative to be careful with our speech and acknowledge the breadth of our linguistic choices. Hold your tongue when needed, bite it, watch your mouth. What seeps through your teeth reflects what’s in your heart.
upright: vigilance in minding what you say
right: increasing attention to the impact of your words
left: loose-lipped language used often
reversed: rampant misuse of language