Ace of Swords symbolizes strength and power of the instinctive level of our subconscious and our dreams, and especially it includes our basic instinct – sexuality. Ace of Swords is a symbol of the unknown and the unpredictable outcome of events, the final result. If this card happens to appear during a tarot spread, it can say that a person is prone to impulsivity, violent temperament, short temper and hastiness.
If this card happens to appear when practicing divination on future or on a relationship with a particular person, this card may refer to a tense situation and warn about the need to cool down.
It is important to pay special attention to this card when it appears in a divination on health or physical condition, since this card can warn about a serious illness or accident, and then you need to be extra careful and pay attention to your surroundings.
In relation to the Major Arcana, this card enhances the influence of the specific Major Arcana card in a spread.
- Hand of the Creator
- Decorated crown
- Six drops
- Poor landscape
- Uncovered peaks
- Number and an element
Determination, courage, initiative, strength, power, activity, fertility, prosperity, intense emotions, passionate love, conquest and challenge. It is clarity, breakthrough, separation (by dissection of a sword), and penetration (by blade into flesh). It is an inseparable relationship between winning and misery. Victory of a Sword – is always a removal of laziness and self-pity.
Additional Card Meanings: Clearance, prosperity.
Reversed Card Meaning
When reversed, Ace of Swords draws its energy on itself, thus symbolizing destruction, diseases, degradation in various forms. In a worst case, the Ace of Swords can mean death, but it’s very rare (one card is not enough to indicate death). In reversed position this card may also indicate an attempt to initiate, attempt of motion in not fully formed conditions.
Find out more about the relationship, understand the heart of a matter, decide.
Don’t pick holes and don’t try to “calculate” everything.
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