Ace of Swords tarot card meaning and tarot description

Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords tarot card meaning

The Ace of Swords tarot card shows a hand that is pulled out of the clouds. It is cloaked in white. The Swords card connects to the air element which governs the mind, thought and intellect. The Ace cards are the first cards of the four suits, when an Ace is brought up in a tarot reading it always signifies new beginnings and a new direction in life.

The sword is held upright which again connects to the mind, this card is urging you to decide, be decisive. At the swords tip, there is a wreath and a crown, both signify success and having a clear mind.

The background of the barren lands are indicative of the mind and deep thought, and the nature of the intellect.

What does the Ace of Swords represent?

Drawing the Ace of Swords in a reading means now it’s time to find the facts about a situation and think objectively.

The card could symbolise overcoming adversity and obstacles. This card symbolises victory and success. The Ace of cups deals with honesty and establishing the truth in a situation. Or it could be drawing your attention to the importance of being honest with yourself.  You will now gain clarity of your thoughts if you have been feeling indecisive of late. You can now make a firm decision to take you to the next stage.

If you have been working on a course or exams, you will pass. If you have been negotiating business dealings, or have tried for a job, you will be successful in this. All will be decided in your favour.

All images in this article are courtesy of The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

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