Ace of Swords|
The Ace of Swords is a card of quick, confident
Focus on this card when you want to think more clearly,
communicate more effectively, or cut straight to the point.
The Ace of Swords is the first card in the suit of
swords, the suit that corresponds to the ancient element of air and the
intellectual realm of thought and communication.
The most prominent symbol in the card is a silver
sword, floating in mid-air. The image is large and detailed enough to
stand in for a real sword during visualizations and rituals.
The glyphs for the air signs of Gemini, Libra, and
Aquarius, are engraved on the blade.
The symbol for air — a triangle with a horizon line
— is engraved on the hilt.
The tip of the sword is transparent,
because it’s made of air.
A winged sylph, the elemental creature of air,
flies behind the sword. Her hair is yellow, like the color of her
element. Sylphs are the fairylike, winged, elemental creatures of air.
She’s a magical looking creature, with yellow-blonde hair and
shimmering, iridescent wings.
The sword is a masculine, phallic symbol. Whenever
the Ace of Swords appears in a reading, it hints at action and
The Ace of Swords is also a weapon — which means it
can be used for offense or defense. Several cards in this suit depict
images of conflict and confrontation. It’s important to note, however,
that many of the conflicts exist only on the mental plane. What’s more,
the swords involved can be defensive or offensive weapons.
The sword also represents the ability to cut
through any clouds of confusion, to pierce through any veil of mystery
or misunderstanding, and clear the air.
The landscape is a verdant spring green, because
the suit of swords is associated with the season of spring.