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The Ace of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning

ace of swords
Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords


                                                                                                                     Lord of the Root of the Powers of Air


Season: Winter


Timing: Now. Minutes to hours


Dates: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius


Ace of Swords Description and Symbolism

A hand is coming forth out of a cloud holding a mighty sword. The sword pierces a king’s crown in which there is an olive branch to the left representing peace, and a palm, to the right, representing misery. These two polar opposites balance the crown. An olive branch is symbolically feminine, while the palm is symbolically masculine. These two opposites represent the double edged meaning to the Ace of Swords. Sometimes a king or queen has to be merciful, yet forceful to get the job done.

There are six Yods around the swords. They are evenly divided; three on one side and three on the other. Every letter in the Hebrew alphabet has a Yod in it. It is the foundation of all the other letters. It is important to note that six Yods bring us back to Key 6, the Lovers card. Another name for the Lovers card is discrimination and what better tool should you have than a sword to cut through to the truth? Discrimination comes from the Latin to discern, which means to divide something in order to see it clearly. Clarity comes from discernment, for only a discerning soul can see to the truth of the situation. It is also well noted by occultists that the Lovers card has been assigned the Hebrew letter Zain, which means sword.


Ace of Swords Interpretation and Divination

 The Ace of Swords brings new ideas and mental clarity. This is a good time to write and expand your ideas. You will have high levels of mental clarity. There is a lot of power in this card, and like the suit of swords, can be used for both good and evil. You will be able to cut right to the heart of a situation and see it very clearly.

Mental clarity can also be used to tap into one’s intuition. The word “clear” in “clairvoyant” comes to mind. But like all the swords this is a “double edged sword.” The power that is coming to you can be harnessed for good or for evil. You may have insight into a situation that you didn’t see before.

The Ace of Swords is a manifestation of free will because you have a choice whether to use the swords for peace or for war.

The Ace of Swords brings great insight into a situation and the mental stimulation to interpret and resolve a situation. This would be a great time to start writing that book you’ve always wanted to write. Great endurance and force are also indicated. If combined with a wand, you have the stamina to continue. Watch out for lawsuits if combined with more than one sword.

The Ace of Swords likes to cut right to the point. A strong tongue is indicated when this card comes up. You may need to get right to the point in order to get what you want with someone. You have keen directness to a situation and you should use that precision in thought to tell someone exactly what you want. 

The Ace of Swords brings justice to any situation. You maybe involved in a lawsuit and the Ace of Swords is a good sign that things will go in your favor.

The Ace of Swords predicts new beginnings. You should start making plans for your future, as they will manifest themselves. You have the ability to create resolutions and see them come into fruition.

The Ace of Swords may indicate that a proposal is in the air. This could be a business proposal or a marriage proposal.


Ace of Swords in Love

In love the Ace of Swords is a pleasant card. If you are just starting out dating someone he or she is probably thinking about you a lot. They have a good sense of clarity and direction as to where the relationship is going or wants it to go. 

If you are already in a relationship, the Ace of Swords portends a new direction to the relationships. He or she is still thinking a lot about you. The relationship maybe very fair and balanced too. You two see each other just as you are and not how you want to be. They accept and see you the way you are and love you! 


Ace of Swords as Feelings

 This person really likes thinking about you. You make them feel intelligent and sharp. You know that feeling you get sometimes when someone complements your intellect and makes you feel like your a better person with them than without them? That’s an Ace of Swords feelings.

They may make you feel like laughing too! You maybe feeling witty and fun.


Ace of Swords as a Strength 

The strongest advantage you can draw on from the Ace of Swords is that of the pen. The mental clarity that you have at this time can be harnessed into words and put on paper.

If you are asking about romance and you get the Ace of Swords in the Strength position, there will be tons of intellectual discourse between you and your partner. You strength will lie on the ability to talk all night and keep the conversation flowing. You are probably the type that is very turned on by what a person can bring to the table intellectually.


Ace of Swords as Advice

Any ace as advice recommends some kind of start over or new beginning.

With the Ace of Swords as advice, it asks you to think thoroughly about your next step.

Ace of Swords recommends that you try the olive branch of peace first and then if necessary, use the palm of justice and wrath.


Ace of Swords as an Action

As an action, the Ace of Swords predicts a marriage proposal.

It can also act as a catalyst for deeper thought and having more insight into a situation with more than one layer.


Ace of Swords Professions

Writer. Journalist. Intellect. Academic. Investigator. Detective. Police. Lawyer. Traffic Ticket Officer. Military. Taxes.


Ace of Swords Reversed

The Ace of Swords is truly double edged.  A reversed Ace of Swords can bring misery and pain. Look for other cards for clarification. If reversed, the Sword points to the ground, thus grounding mental energy. Your mental energy may become stifled and suffocated, but it can also bring a degree of grounding that your project needs. It’s up to you how you use the sword.


Ace of Swords Combinations

Ace of Swords and Emperor: 

a. Forming Ideas. 

Ace of Swords and Tower: 

a. Lightening strikes and you get a new idea. 

Ace of Swords and Judgement

a. Thinking about the past and how it will affect your future. 

b. Deep and serious thoughts.

Ace of Swords and 5 of Wands

a. The competition is a game of wits.

Ace of Swords and Page of Wands: 

a. Implementation of ideas. 

Ace of Swords and Eight of Swords

a. Censorship. A journalist who is being censored. 

b. Being able to rewrite the story of your life.

Ace of Swords and Two of Cups

a. You really want to put a ring on her finger. 

Ace of Swords and Page of Cups

a. Mental stimulation has always been romantic for them. 

Ace of Swords and Knight of Cups:

a. She’s/he’s got a great idea: She’s/He’s going to seduce him/her with words.