Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Explained

ace of swords thothKeywords

  • New Beginnings
  • New Mindset
  • Fresh Perspective
  • Clarity
  • Truthfulness



Meaning of the Ace of Swords in a Reading

All Aces in all suits of the Tarot Cards indicate a new beginning in some area of life. The Aces can talk about starting a new journey, whether it is a relationship, a new job or even a fresh way of seeing things. When we get lots of Ace cards in our bigger readings, such as the Celtic Cross Spread, then we may be facing many new beginnings and fresh starts. These are usually rather positive in nature.

The Suit of Swords is the element of air and therefore represents the mind, talking, ideas, thinking, and communication. It can be a tough suit to work with as air tends to be evasive and at times hard to understand. Hence this suit is seen as the most difficult when it comes to doing tarot readings of any kind.

The new beginning that the Ace of Swords, therefore, talks about is a beginning associated with our mindsets. This card can represent a fresh way of seeing things and learning to communicate clearly, even if the truth hurts – most especially when it comes to our closest love relationships and ties to other important people.

ace of swordsSymbolism of the Ace of Swords

This card has a sharp, clear symbolism. A hand reaches out from the clouds, which represent murky thoughts. This is because the Suit of Swords is all about air, the mind, and the clarity now gained after a period of confusion.

The sword in the tarot cards is all about truth, as piercing as that may be. The Sword in this card is topped with a golden crown and wreath. It indicates that there is a certain kind of power and victory coming from communicating one’s personal truth.

Ace of Swords in the Past

When we receive the Ace of Swords in the Past position, it indicates that we have recently had a change of mindset; a fresh new perspective. We may have communicated this new truth to our loved ones or family members. Thus either gaining more respect for our ideas from them or hurt others with our honesty.

Ace of Swords in the Present

When we receive this card in the Present position of a 3 card tarot spread, we are currently starting a new journey for ourselves mentally. New perspective is available to us, and we are learning to empower ourselves by communicating what we really think.

Ace of Swords in the Future

Getting the Ace of Swords in the future position of this tarot reading tells us that no matter how confused matters may seem, whether related to our careers, family, or relationships, soon we will think about things differently. We may learn the truth about an important subject and this can drastically shift us to a new way of thinking and a sense of clarity.

ace of swords reversedReversed Ace of Swords

When we get the Ace of Swords reversed, then we may feel extremely cloudy, murky, or mentally confused. Things are less clear than we are hoping for, and we may need to bide our time before we act or say something we may regret.

This may not be the time to apply ourselves to a new mental project, whether it’s a personal passion or doing something with someone we love and care about. We may struggle at this time to express new ideas and need to take some more time for reflection as our judgment is not as clear as usual.

Ace of Swords Tarot One Card Meaning

When you get the Ace of Swords in a One Card Reading, it is the beginning of an important journey for you. You may have a new mindset, and there is a sense of seeing the truth clearly now. Mental clarity is your great asset, but be careful of being too cutting or using your newfound power unwisely. There are mental inspiration, creativity, and original ideas now.

Ace of Swords Yes/No Meaning

We all love the insightful and deadly accurate online Yes/No Tarot Reading! It’s simple – any card facing up means “yes”, and any card facing down means “no”. If we get the Ace of Swords face up, your answer is Yes. You have the mental clarity and awareness to be able to approach this situation from a rational, clear point of view. Your mind feels positive towards the topic, and you are able to cut through to the truth. Just be careful not to cut too sharply.

If face down, this is not a time to move ahead; your rational mind is not making the clearest of judgments and you may go astray. Take the time to rethink this situation, as you know in your mind that the answer is no. Wait until your logic is a bit sharper to make a better decision.

Summary of the Ace of Swords

This is usually a very positive card to get in any reading, whether it’s the online love reading, a 3 card or one card spread, or the Celtic Cross reading. There is a new beginning available to you when it comes to your ideas, thoughts, and communication. You will better be able to say what it is that you think.

Affirmations for the Ace of Swords

“I am unafraid to speak my truth”

“I embrace honesty”

“I’m able to take constructive criticism”

“I will communicate my ideas clearly”

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Article Info

Date: Apr 01, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on
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