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Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords


Mental Clarity, New Ideas, New Plans, Justice, Communication, Two Sides, Green Light, Head not Heart, Mental Sharpness, Accidents, Surgery, Breakthrough, Assertiveness, Conception, Writing



The Ace of Swords announces the birth of intellectual energy, ideas, plans, vision, communication.  Its presence suggests clarity of thought and mental prowess.  You may be planning a new project or venture which is occupying your mind at present.  Focused attention is necessary if you are to succeed.  You must be clear of you intentions from the start and form a clear workable plan.  The upright Sword is similar to that of the upright Wand signalling a green light, a go ahead sign.  Whatever it is you are attempting, it is a good idea but it must be logical.

The Ace of Swords often represents a new attitude replacing an old one.  A fresh way of looking at things can bring clarity to the situation.   With this clarity you can now see both sides of the situation.  You are now in a position to judge wisely.  Whatever the situation is it will call on you to use your reason and approach it in a logical manner.   You must think with your head now and not your heart.  You may find this very easy or very difficult to do.  Mental sharpness and focussed concentration is necessary.  Listen to both sides of the argument before making any decision. Find out the facts first and then use your head to sort any problems out.

If you have been involved in ongoing negotiation or conflict, This Ace can signal a breakthrough as the Sword cuts through trivial issues to reach a balanced solution for both sides. The Swords Suit deals with matters of the law and legalities so the Ace may suggest the beginning of some legal issues for you.  The pen is mightier than the Sword so to avoid misunderstandings, arguments or even legal action in the future make sure to get everything in writing before agreeing to anything.

In a relationship reading the Ace of Swords can suggest a new relationship offering a meeting of minds with similar attitudes and outlook.   It can indicate a clear understanding of what it is one wants from a relationship.   The Ace of Swords brings great communication within a relationship and a couple who love to talk.  Conception may also be indicated but look to surrounding cards to verify this.

The New this Ace brings may be of legalities, contracts, letters from publishers etc. News can often be stressful and upsetting.

In a Career reading the Ace of Swords would indicate a new career or position, which stimulates the mind and where much communication or talking takes place.  You may have a clear workable plan for a project you are working on or you may be asserting your rights in the workplace.  There is a wonderful sense of high career achievement with the Ace of Swords as the Suit brings with it a strong intellect and powerful mind.  You may be pursuing a career in law, science or even writing for a living.  You may have come up with a wonderful idea and the time has come for you to communicate it to others.

The Ace of Swords can suggest surgery or accidents caused by sharp instruments.


Ace of Swords Rx


 Confusion, Poor Plans, Delays in Plans, Hostility, Arguments, Lack of Communication, Red Light, Writers Block, Injustice, Insults,  Migraines,


The reversed Ace of Swords brings delays or setbacks in plans. This may be caused by outside influences but on the other hand you may be concentrating all your effort on an unworkable plan.  Your thoughts may be confused or you are trying to force things before they are ready.  Stop moving the goalposts and allow your mind to settle.  You may have to look at the possibility that old attitudes and outdated mindsets  are clouding  your thoughts and holding you back.

The Reversed Ace of Swords can signal a ‘Red Light’.  It can suggest that you stop what you are doing because it won’t work or is a bad idea.   If you have been trying to deal with a problem it can point to the fact that you are going about it in the wrong manner.  You have to think clearly now and stop wasting your energy on unimportant and petty issues.  Decide on what really matters and base your approach on that.

In legal situations, judgements may go against you when the Ace of Swords appears reversed.  You may feel that you are a victim of injustice or that the punishment does not match the crime. .  Their may be some clashes with authority.    However, it may be you who is being unfair to others.  B honest with yourself, who is it that you want to stick your sword into?  Be careful who you cut off or alienate as a result of any arguments or disagreements.  It may go against you in the long run. If the battle is worth entering then jump in and stand up for yourself but be crystal clear on your intentions.  Don’t get involved in other people’s battles just for the sake of it. There may be a pattern of drawing unnecessary conflict.  Stop and think before you open your mouth and try to see the other person’s point of view.  It is not all about you. If you are not careful, you may fall on your own Sword

Regarding relationships there may be delays in entering one due to confusion as to what one wants.   unfortunately the  Ace of Swords reversed often highlights a pattern of conflict in relationships and this may vary in intensity.  The cause may simply be different mindsets or interests but deep hostility and resentment may be at the root of it.  Often the conflict comes from a lack of communication between a couple.  Great misunderstandings can occur when our needs or feelings or not expressed.  We then save up all the pent-up bitterness and confusion until a certain trigger releases it in a volatile outpouring of vicious comments and insults.   These arguments are very rarely resolved but carried forward to add intensity to the next one.  You may have a history of such relationships and need to think deeply about what it is that draws you to your partners.  You also need to clarify what it is that you need from a relationship.  The Ace of Swords reversed can suggest impotency or conception difficulties.

This Reversed Ace will bring unwelcome news of law Suits going against you, fines, summonses, failed job interview or even a publishing company rejecting your manuscript.  The news generally causes much distress and upset.  The reversed Ace of Swords can herald the arrival of a challenging time in your life which will bring stress and worry.

Career wise, you may be offered a new job but it will be mentally unstimulating.  If working on a venture or project it would suggest you go back to the drawing board as some of the ideas put forward are not practical.  A fresh approach may be necessary.   With the conflict the Swords Suit brings, this Reversed Ace may speak of the beginning of aggressiveness and tyranny in the work place.  Someone is laying down the law or forcing their way on others.  This is bound to bring stress to all involved.  It could be a new employee, boss or manager.   If you are a writer or journalist then you may be suffering from a period of writers block.  Take a break and let your mind settle.  The more you worry, the less creative flow there will be.

The Ace of Swords Reversed often acknowledges that you are suffering with your nerves.  You may be worrying about everything and anything.  There may be something in your past that has caused this or it may be current.  If it is in your past then you need to deal with it before you can move on.  Migraine headaches may be present which are often the result of mental stress.

Brief VersionsAce of Swords   Two (II) of Swords  Three (III) of Swords   Four (IV) of Swords  Five (V) of Swords        Six (VI) of Swords  Seven (VII) of Swords  Eight (VIII) of Swords  Nine (IX) of Swords  Ten (X) of Swords

Brief VersionsWands  Cups  Swords   Pentacles

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