Ace of Swords

Written by Jacob. Published on October 27th, 2011 at 01:43.

Ace of Swords Rider Waite Tarot

Ace of Swords Artwork Description

“A hand comes out of a cloud, grasping a sword, the point of which is encircled by a crown.” 1

Ace of Swords Associations

  • Ace: Raw energy, undeveloped power. Aces focus on the root or start of an issue.
  • Element: Air.
  • Timing: Spring; instant; speed/swiftness.
  • Direction: East/flowing; unexpected.
  • Keywords: Intellect, the mind; communication, sharing of thought; insight, wisdom; philosophy, enlightenment; movement, creativity, origin of conflict.

Ace of Swords Basic Meaning

The Ace of Swords is about the beginning of a situation. The start of a new challenge that will either end in triumph or in defeat. A new and invigorating idea (used to conquer opposition or difficult situations). Using intellect to attack, force.

Additional Interpretations

“A striking new idea; using your intelligence to attack a problem in a new way; a personal victory.” 2

“The mind awakening for new challenges. This usually indicates that the person’s mind is feeling sharper, clearer. They want to talk, want to discuss or write. The breeze stirs through the trees and the fledgling thinks of trying out its newly feathered wings. The sword is lifted, and the querent wants to test its edge.” 3

“Meanings: Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. Great prosperity or great misery.

Reversed: The same, but the results are disastrous; another account says conception, childbirth, augmentation, multiplicity. Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.” 1

Axank’s Dream Recollection

October 24-25, 2011
I dreamt of my office combined with the social structure and conversation styles of the film Tron, but there were no sexy suits, no digital world, and no technological differences whatsoever. There were social clicks and situations that I simply did not fit into, I felt left out.

The second dream was that of adventure! I was in some kind of underground neighborhood, with natural light coming through holes in the covered ceiling-sky up above (it was spacious and in good-taste), with nature and schrubbery around the sidewalks. Instead of a road it was more like a big river with standing water (it was in good condition too). I went from this one place, I think it was “home-base”, and was traveling to get to this one house. If I was trying to get to this place I ended up taking a very strange route. If I was with other people, I think we met up on the way to our location. I remember being outside a house or the backyard of a house. We then were in a car and then in a hurry, we drove the car into the water, submerged and went through a passage-way. We were suddenly just outside home-base after passing through a water-way that I had seen just before we left home. It was so smart to have taken the path before hand so we could take the shortcut home <planning ahead=intellect, smart ideas>.