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Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

Stay focused and resolute, for you are about to reach your objective.

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What does the Ace of Swords Tarot card mean?

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Ace of Swords Upright Meaning

This suit represents the rational mind and its ability to discriminate. Swords cut through things in order to pierce illusion, to differentiate between fantasy and reality.

In the image of this Ace, a single upraised sword represents your prime motive or guiding ideal -- the vision that guides you through life's changing fortunes with single-minded clarity.

The sword is sometimes shown piercing a silver and/or laurel crown, a symbol of optimism implying evolution, progress, a sense of hope and victory. It is occasionally shown pointed downwards -- a darker message, which refers to sacrifice, challenges and a critical environment.

Ace of Swords Reversed Meaning

The Ace of Swords reversed suggests that you are not allowing yourself to see the one thing that matters most. You may be using reason to create rather than cut through obstacles.

Stop clinging to illusions. Look again at your biases, the preconceptions you bring to situations. Ask yourself how you could represent circumstances in a less self-serving manner and perhaps get a better outcome. Reexamine your perspective so you can help break down barriers.

Ace of Swords Advice Position

The Ace of Swords in this position advises you to be steady--you are about to reach your objective. There may be no need to hesitate. Just concentrate on making your impact. This could be your moment. The arrow is pointed straight at the target. Your eye is keen, your grip is firm. Let that arrow fly! If you set aside distractions and hit your mark, you will be rewarded with insight and clarity.

Remember that this is not the time to hold back, worrying about the consequences. When you access this level of truth, you are very likely to cut through all illusion and nonsense.

Ace of Swords Love Position

With the Ace of Swords in this position, you are characterized as single-minded and focused. This is a card of mental clarity. It signifies focus on one central purpose. This concentrated attention requires surrender of all marginal concerns, at least for the moment.

The mental laser this card represents cuts through confusion caused by mixed motives or mixed messages. You are pointed towards your prime motive, the one thing that matters in developing a relationship with a desired partner. When you are in touch with the Ace of Swords, you are clear about the principal objective you both need to accomplish, and you cannot be distracted. Such confidence empowers you tremendously.

Ace of Swords Career Position

The Ace of Swords in this position indicates that although the path that leads to your destination twists and turns in a roundabout way, you possess the know-how and tools to cut through to the heart of the issue. You can untangle the confusing elements present in your job or career because your insight penetrates to the principle motive at the foundation of the whole tangle.

You know how to harmonize competing interests and needs among your work group by revealing the big picture and pointing out the greater good. Continue to focus upon the next step, without wasting energy. Don't allow the dialogue to degenerate into petty bickering or rash individualism.

Ace of Swords in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Ace of Swords is a card of exactness and mental strength. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Ace of Swords, the answer is YES. Commit to your decision, then don't look back.