[ Actions ] [ Ace-Ace Pairs ] [ Description ] [ Reversed? ]


using mental force
being objective
thinking your way through
finding out the facts
analyzing the situation
using your intellect
applying logic and reason

having fortitude
overcoming adversity
facing problems
resolving a situation
finding the strength to overcome
surmounting obstacles
being undaunted by setbacks

seeking justice
righting a wrong
championing a cause
doing what is right
establishing the truth
accepting responsibility
wanting what is fair

proceeding with truth
dispelling doubts
cutting through confusion
seeing through illusions
having clear understanding
being honest
finding out what is real


An Ace-Ace pair shows that a new spirit is entering your life.
It draws on the energy of the Ace of Swords:
--- intelligence, reason, justice, truth, clarity, perseverance
plus one of these:
--- Ace of Wands: creativity, excitement, adventure, courage, personal power
--- Ace of Cups: deep feelings, intimacy, attunement, compassion, love
--- Ace of Pentacles: prosperity, abundance, trust, security, groundedness


The Ace of Swords is a symbol of possibility in the area of intelligence, reason, justice, truth, clarity and fortitude. In readings, it shows that a seed of clear understanding has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognize it. When the seed sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a compelling idea, desire for the truth, call to justice, or a need to be honest. On the outside, it could be an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter or synchronistic event.

Sometimes this Ace stands for a challenge that will test you in some way. Life never goes smoothly for long. Sooner or later a hurdle shows up, and the Ace of Swords can tell you when one is coming. This card is also a reminder to you to face your challenge, whatever it is, with courage, honesty and a firm resolve. In every challenge, there is opportunity.

When you see the Ace of Swords, examine your life to see how its clean, sharp energy could work for you. Think about your problem objectively. Look for situations that are unjust or confusing and resolve to set them right. Above all else, commit to being honest and ethical. This card tells you that you do have the inner resources to overcome all obstacles and find the truth of your situation. That is the promise of the Ace of Swords.

See also Lesson 13.

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