Ace of Swords

A Powerful Impulse, Force or Passion Leading To Something New

In the Ace of Swords, we find a very strong masculine energy. It’s some kind of powerful impulse or force. We get the picture of male passion leading to conception or childbirth, but it isn’t the conception or childbirth itself, unless the card is reversed.

Still, there’s some kind of emphatic, assertive and very active decision involved in the Ace of Swords which marks the start of something new. There’s no hesitation here, only certainty.

While it might involve anger or even rage as fuel, and while you might make a few enemies, this energy is confident, true to self and full of integrity.

Now would this powerful inner force be safe or easy? Definitely not. Wherever it’s leading you, you can expect some level of pain, loss or distress. Stale, stagnant or opposing things must be cleared out to make room for the new thing.

But will it be worth it? Absolutely.

When The Ace of Swords Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Do you feel an impulse to change up your diet, health or health routine? The Ace of Swords is your confirmation. Something old will need to be removed in order to make room for something new, but deep within, you know this is the right decision and you’re prepared to plow through.

Occupation and Finances: It sounds like you’re ready for a new occupation or a new project or direction in your current one. What’s your inner drive leading you toward? It will require some level of loss and sacrifice, but you’ve got the passion and confidence to make it happen. Don’t be afraid to be assertive and make demands.

Relationships: If you’re considering having a baby with your partner, this card is your sign to make that dream a reality in spite of the challenges. Or the Ace of Swords could be a sign to make a clean break from a toxic relationship to make room for a new, healthy one – as painful as the death of an old relationship might be. But the Ace of Swords doesn’t imply a permanent end of a relationship or romance. Rather, it’s a new beginning, after it’s permanently cleansed from something toxic.

Hidden Meaning: When we expand, we expand in all directions.

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” â€• C.G. Jung

Ace of Swords from Sepia Stains Tarot by Bethalynne Bajema
Ace of Swords from Sepia Stains Tarot by Bethalynne Bajema

Reversed: Reversed, the Ace of Swords might indicate pregnancy or childbirth, or some kind of addition to your life, or your occupation. Something material is developing, increasing, enlarging, forming or multiplying. You can expect tangible results from some type of creation or production.

Advice: You’re tired of the way things are, and it’s driving you toward something new. Now is the time to acknowledge your raw and honest passion or rage you’ve been trying to avoid, set your intention and courageously move toward this new thing. There will be some kind of suffering as the death and loss of the old makes room for the new. But nothing compares to the thrilling and fulfilling adventures of being alive.

Astrological Association: Aries

Element: Earth on the 1st House

Timing: March 21st to April 19th, or 1 week

Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Emphatically yes or emphatically no – no middle ground

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