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Ace of Swords

Overall meaning
Tarot card Swords’ Aces represent new ideas, new beginnings, new projects, new plans and breakthroughs. It also indicates intellectual ability, mental clarity, clear thinking and the ability to concentrate. The card represents making correct decisions, being fair.

The Ace of Swords shows an image of a large luminous hand emerging from a cloud, holding a sword. Above the sword floats a crown with two branches – the olive branch of peace and the palm of victory hanging from it. The mountain landscape below seems barren and impassable. The ace marks the beginning of something new.

The sword set is double-edged and can cut in two directions. The sword set represents the element of air and symbolizes man’s ability to think thoughts; create visions, formulate ideas and think logically. With thought and the associated abilities, man can choose either to manage ideas: make breakthroughs in a life-giving direction (within the world of medicine or natural science) or in a direction that can be potentially destructive.

The Ace of Swords indicates intellectual clarity, original thinking, brilliant mind power and divine inspiration. The Sword is here a symbol of creative power arising from intellectual clarity. It symbolizes the ability to distinguish in situations where feelings or thoughts are experienced as confused. Sword helps us to cut through illusions, so to speak. It is with our discernment and divine inspiration that we decide which choices to make.

It is up to man to use this ability and clarity to gain insights and convey the recognized truths. But remember to be in touch with the heart/love before you tell others what you have recognized. In this way, you can ensure that insights are used for life-giving purposes instead of for destructive purposes.

The Ace of Swords also symbolizes a new beginning. A beginning that is most likely to bring something good with it: it will be a beginning that will also have a satisfying and constructive ending. This is because the sword is connected with a crown, which is a symbol of victory. However, on the road to victory there may be an experience of inner conflict. This may be necessary to get a proper start on the new things that appear.

The inner conflict will show itself in the form of mental confusion, and ambiguities in terms of distinguishing and making decisions. It could also be that you experience increased strength to carry what you basically experience as truth into life. The positive in the conflict must then be seen in that it stimulates and encourages more positive and true solutions.

Other words that describe the Ace of Swords: The double-edged sword that separates good from evil, mental clarity, originality, inspiration, expanded attention, experienced pain, clarity, receptivity, strength and resistance.

The tarot card is associated with number 1, which means that you must pay attention to this number in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.

This is often expressed in the way that in the next week | month | year it will be advantageous for you to express or work with the innovative, creative and intellectual side of yourself.

The card is linked to the air signs: Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.

I have courage and strength, even in situations that seem difficult. I’m ready to start something new. I use my heart to make the right decisions. I use my thinking power for good purposes. I trust my discernment. I think clearly.

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