Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Season of autumn: September, October, November.
Keywords and Phrases:
Victory over adversity.
Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
The Ace of Swords offers the ability to cut through confusion with clarity of thought and strength of purpose. It reminds me of a magic sword given to the hero of a mythical story that provides a powerful force, so no matter what the situation they come through in the end. The Ace of Swords can provide a hidden advantage, if you use it wisely and to your best ability.
Many people worry about seeing Sword cards in their reading and, although it is the suit of challenges, there’s two sides to every coin in all the suits, and so it is with Swords. If the reading is dominated by Swords it can show that the person is surrounded by, or heading into, challenging times, but there are saving graces within these cards too, and the Ace of Swords is one of them.
The Ace of Swords brings a new beginning and one where you probably have more power at your disposal than you realise, gather your inner resources, think clearly, act with singleness of purpose, and you can overcome any difficulties on your path. If life serves you lemons you can make lemonade with this card!
If reversed, or ill-dignifed, it may give a sense of the sword of Damocles hanging over you, clouded thinking, aggression, failure, self-defeat.
Ace of Swords Tarot Card Combinations:
Nine of Wands > Ace of Swords: Worth persevering with, you will triumph in the end.
Five of Cups > Ace of Swords > Wheel of Fortune: Creating your own luck in the face of adversity, coming through a disappointment with guts and determination opens up a new chapter and fortunate opportunity.
Two of Swords > Ace of Swords: Cutting through confusion and grasping the nettle to break the deadlock.
Ten of Wands > Two of Pentacles > Ace of Swords: Turning the situation round to your advantage, maintaining balance under pressure toward a successful outcome.
The Lovers > Ace of Swords: The triumph of love and fresh start in love.
Strength > Ace of Swords: Courage and quiet determination wins the day, a very powerful combination and one easily underestimated.
Death > Ace of Swords > The Star: Moving on from an ending quickly and decisively leads to a fresh and promising new start.
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