Ace of Swords: Predictive Tarot Card Meaning

The Ace of Swords is a card of extremes. If you have pulled this card in a Tarot reading, it predicts that you will experience great love or great hate (depending on the mood of the reading).

 In a Tarot card reading, The Ace of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of great love and great hate. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 1 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck.

The Ace of Swords is neither positive or negative; it is what it is. All this Ace predicts is that you will be taking part in the game of extremes. This can be either a good things or a bad thing depending on what you’re using this energy for. Are you so in love with your business you are willing to do anything to make it work? Or are you so hateful towards your co workers you watch them regularly and, therefore, can’t get anything of your own achieved? The Ace of Swords can go either way.

The Ace of Swords card also predicts quick and forceful action. If you put in the effort and devote yourself 100% to the task at hand, there will be an swift outcome. Great determination is usually predicted with the Ace of Swords, so you’ll have the extra stamina you need to get the job done. You will eventually triumph over your competitors and get results quicker than anticipated.

As The Ace of Swords shows only one sword, that which cuts is another interpretation. Therefore, this is a card of health treatments. Accidents, surgery, dentists and births by cesareans are all a possibility with the Ace of Swords.

If the Ace of Swords appears in an outcome or future position of a Tarot reading, it means that there will be a moment in time when things begin to progress very quickly; you will receive clarification and answers. That’s not to say this is the overall result of the situation it just means that, for now, you must wait until more of the future opens up to you before you can know for definite what is going to happen.

The Ace of Swords’ Historical Meaning

In historical times, the Ace of Swords was a rather positive card predicting triumph over great odds. The Ace of Swords also represents ideas and the ability to come up with many new ones; it is a very logical card.  

The Ace of Swords in a Love Reading

If you’re doing a Tarot reading because you’re wondering what your potential lover’s feelings are towards you, the Ace of Swords means that they blow hot and cold. One minute they are hype interested and the next they cannot be bothered. There isn’t much you can do about this, it’s the way they are. Maybe you’re better looking for someone who can be more consistent?

Sometimes, the Ace of Swords can predict an extreme and excessive relationship. The relationship will become very full on quickly. Obviously, this can be a positive or negative thing; it just depends how much of your partner you can handle.

The Ace of Swords is a good card to get if you would like to know whether your ex lover is coming back, usually it can indicate that they are especially if the other cards around it are positive. If you would like more detail on a lover, ex or potential parter’s feelings, I have interpretations for this in my Love Tarot Meanings e-book. 

The Ace of Swords in a Business Reading

 In a business or career reading, the Ace of Swords is rather positive. It symbolizes the fact that you have tons of new, fresh and exciting ideas. You’re known for your ability to see things from innovative angles. The only issue is that sometimes you may find it difficult to know which one of your plans you should run with.

If the Ace of Swords appears in the outcome position of a business reading, it means that thing will become clearer in the future. Don’t make any decisions just yet, because you’re going to learn more about the matter at hand as time goes on. However, if the Ace of Swords appears in the present now is the time to act; if you sit on your thumbs you’ll miss a golden opportunity.

The Ace of Swords as a Yes or No

Like the other Aces I usually read The Ace of Swords as a yes (but you have to get your hand out of your ass and work hard!)

The Ace of Swords as a Positive

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In a positive reading, the Ace of Swords can predict;

- Great love

- Things moving quickly

- New and exciting ideas

- Everything beginning to take shape

- Treatment of an illness

The Ace of Swords as a Negative

In a more negative reading, the Ace of Swords can predict;

- Great hate

- Things moving too fast

- An inability to choose an idea

- A cut or accident

Remember, if you’re wanting to perform accurate love Tarot card readings, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book!


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 Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, The Ace of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of great love and great hate. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 1 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck.

Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, The Ace of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of great love and great hate. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 1 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck.