An Ace is seen as the one in a suit of cards and is usually representative of the beginning. The Ace of Swords strong ties to the strong ties to Planet Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty, finances. The Ace of Swords is associated with Libras, who are known to be a loving sign and very honest. Much like The Fool card in the Major Arcana, this is seen as the start of a new adventure.
The Ace of Swords shows another hand emerging from the clouds. This one is holding a large sword, sometimes with a serpent wrapped around. The sword throughout tarot is a symbol of intellect and matters of the mind. There is also a crown on the tip of the sword, adorned with laurel branches. This is known to be a symbol of triumph and success. This is a welcome sign but you should be warned that the jagged mountains sometimes in the background indicate a rocky path ahead.
Upright- Clarity, breakthrough, vision
The Ace of Swords tells a story of mental triumph. As with most Aces, when this appears to you in a tarot reading, it is a sign that a new journey is about to begin. Another major thing about the Ace of Swords is the sense of justice that the suit brings to the table. This new journey may include standing up for your rights or the rights of others. It may include a new invention, even. As opposed to the creativity of the Cups suit, mental pursuits are the cornerstone of this card. Think about how to best move forward with your new idea or way of doing things and be prepared to fight for your beliefs.
Reverse- Unproductive, irrational, confusion
On the other side of the Ace of Swords is clouded judgement and moving quickly without thinking. This card is all about taking time to check everything carefully and communicate with the people that are most important in your life. If you’re overthinking, the other side of this double-edged sword may tell you that now is the time for action. The other cards pulled in your reading will be the key to fully unlocking the meaning behind the reading.
**In a yes/no reading, an Ace of Swords is a yes.
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