Justice, authority, clarity, clear-thinking, triumph, conquest, forceful emotions, success, effort, victory, new beginnings, strength in spite of adversity.


Mercury, Saturn

55 / 10 / 1 


22nd to the 27th of June

The Ace of Swords depicts Autumn  -  March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere  -  and in the Northern Hemisphere, September, October and November.

Chammomile is a calmative, an anti-spasmodic, a digestant and a mild apparient. Chammomile is used to calm all feelings of stress and nervous tension. Chammomile is excellent for indigestion and colic, for irregular bowels and cramps and is high in easily-assimilated calcium.

An Ace is always interpreted as beneficial, positive and life-enhancing.

The Ace of Swords is a card of great forcefulness and represents the ability to think clearly and rationally without distractions and complications, and to clarify issues and plans so that they are workable and positive.

The Ace of Swords is a card which suggests inevitable and irrevocable change, and an upsurge of energy. Aces are portals between the realms of the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. They allow powerful, but impersonal forces to come into your life.

The Ace of Swords, being connected with the intellect, signifies the awakening of mental powers which may cause conflict at first, but are ultimately conducive to growth and development.

An Ace can also represent a window of opportunity that is opening. The Ace tells you to pay attention so you don't miss it. Think of an Ace as a seed of possibility that will grow given your attention and care.

When you are working with an Ace, look for the potential in every situation. See how you might take advantage of whatever comes your way because you will have the chance to make real and important changes in your life.

The Ace of Swords has a double-edged quality. In one aspect it heralds immense energy; and in another aspect, it indicates conflict prior to resolution. The Ace of Swords symbolizes ‘the beginning’, fertility, unexpressed creativity and co-operation.

The Sword depicted in the Ace of Swords Tarot card is held upright, encircle by a golden crown, depicting victory and triumph.

The Ace of Swords relates to the number 55 / 10 / 1, and this is the number of ‘life’s energy’. This number brings with it a lot of vitality and energy and implies that there will be many opportunities to use this energy to uplift the race.

An Ace in a reading shows that its qualities are becoming available to you. If you take advantage of them, you will achieve greater happiness and success. An Ace can indicate a new adventure is beginning.

When the Ace of Swords appears in a reading, you may be sure something is about to change which will have far-reaching consequences, as the Ace of Swords card is one of great power and force.

The Ace of Swords appearing in a spread implies that there is a focus on a critical and potentially volatile situation or circumstance. You may find yourself in a position of having to take action or make a decision under stressful circumstances. It is important that you keep your emotions balanced in order to make the correct decision.

The Ace of Wands in a reading implies that there is a sense of fulfilment after a wise decision or choice has been made, or there has been a favourable outcome to a problem or dispute.

The Ace of Swords tells of the excessive degree in everything.

When the Ace of Swords appears in a reading it is telling of successes brought about by concerted efforts.

The Ace of Swords may be implying a feeling of sadness, depression, anxiety and wasted efforts. It carries with it the expectation that things will not work out as planned.

The Ace of Swords is telling you that if you want changes in your life, then it is up to you to make them. It implies that it is a time of new beginnings and asks you to put the past behind you in order to be able to move forward toward a prosperous future.

Appearing in a reading, the Ace of Swords tells you to make long-term plans at this time, as they will come to fruition. 

When the Ace of Swords appears in a reading it is an indication of new beginnings as it is a number 1 card.

The Ace of Swords in a reading suggests success and victory, leading to inner-peace and contentment. It tells of self-acceptance and the acceptance of others. The Ace of Swords suggests you use your willpower, determination and inner-strength to bring about personal success. Once you have achieved a balance of emotions, you will go on to triumph and will enjoy success.

The Ace of Swords indicates that success is now taking effect, therefore all worries will disappear in short time. Long-term goals and plans should be made, as it is a most auspicious time. Put your energies towards new ideas and concepts.

The Ace of Swords asks you to shrug off pessimism and put the past behind you, as there are good things ahead.


Next to The WORLD:
When the Ace of Swords appears next to The World in a spread, it is a sign of a negative attitude or mind-set. It may be implying an obstinate attitude and standpoint, and a reluctance to take on good advice.

The Ace of Swords appearing in a spread next to The Hierophant, it implies that you have tried to change circumstances in your life, to no avail. It is telling you not to scatter your energies or divide your attentions; but rather, to consolidate your ideas and plans and work fervently towards them.

Next to The WHEEL of FORTUNE:
The Ace of Swords appearing next to The Wheel of Fortune in a reading depicts a feeling of hopelessness. It implies that you may be stuck in a situation you are not happy with. The message is to focus on your goals with positive intentions, and do not be distracted by other options or possibilities.

It is also an indication that you may need to start over and not be distracted by other possibilities so that you do not feel as though you are stuck at a dead-end.

Next to the TWO of PENTACLES:
The Ace of Swords, when placed next to the Two of Pentacles in a spread indicates that financial gains, success and victory are yours.


Frustration, disaster, destruction, negative forces, hate triumphing over love.

The reversed Ace of Swords indicates the beginning of a time of struggle and animosity.

Appearing reversed, the Ace of Swords indicates feelings of frustration due to what you perceive to be an unfair and/or unjust decision or situation.

The Ace of Swords reversed in a reading indicates that the balance of strong emotions are on the negative side, which is creating disastrous situations. You should try to stop the downward spiral and take the time and determination to try to regain balanced emotions.

The reversed Ace of Swords implies that plans may not be working out as expected. It asks you to look into the finer details and make the appropriate changes to bring about success. Ensure all is in order prior to beginning.

The reversed Ace of Swords indicates that too much power can lead to obstacles and/or disaster. Be careful to not apply more pressure than necessary to achieve your goals.

Obstacles may arise at this time and you are asked to remain patient and positive. Do not act in haste. Prepare by planning efficiently and effectively.

When the Ace of Swords appears in a spread reversed, it may be an indication that disappointments, failures, opposition and obstacles will cause delays and cancellations at this time.

If you have important plans or projects in the works, the Ace of Swords reversed tells you to check and re-check all facets before proceeding.

Reversed, the Ace of Swords is telling you that things are ‘not quite right’ and you are asked to use caution and common sense. Do not make any hasty decisions or take hasty action at this time.

Health-wise, when the Ace of Swords appears reversed in a reading, it may be an indication that any perceived problems are to be diagnoses and dealt with. The message is that prevention is better than cure.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

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  1. Just noticed there are a few discrepancies that are possibly mistakes on the site; certain cards have other cards mentioned under their section; here are a few examples:

    ace of swords: in meaning section
    The Ace of Wands in a reading implies that there is a sense of fulfillment

    5 of wands: in message section
    The Five of Cups tells of uncertainty, change, activity and freedom.

    2 of swords: in message section
    The Two of Cups represents the point of balance which leads to self-acceptance and inner-peace.

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