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Ace of Swords meaning​

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The Ace of Swords represents a huge breakthrough, often following on from heartache and hardship. It can lead to equally difficult times as you sacrifice something in the name of another. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t. To sum up, the Ace of Swords is a YES card.

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Detailed meanings of the Ace of Swords

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot Ace of swords

CARD NUMBER 63. – Ace of Swords (The Sword of St. Peter).


Upright. – Destiny influenced by an immediate decision. Tendencies to jump into extremes.

Reversed. – Pregnancy. Lovers caught in flagrante delicto. Seduction.

Ace of swords tarot card advice mainFor success, focus on your goal, not an obstacle.” – Debasish Mridha

Let the Tip of Your Sword Guide the Way

A clear image of your ultimate goals will help you to cut through the surrounding noise and confusion. Your ability to move past distraction and confusion has led you through even the toughest of times, and there is very little that can pry your gaze away from your desired end result. Despite the fact that you may sometimes move forward without any specific plan of action, your instincts are usually strong enough to keep you on the right path. In order to continue moving forward on the straight path towards your goal, you may need to avert your gaze away other things in your life, moving further away from them and into the future. This intense focus may cause you to miss other opportunities, or sacrifice things in order to continue down the road of progress. While this may be helpful in helping you achieve your goals faster, as it keeps your from becoming preoccupied with distractions, it may also cause you to neglect the other aspects of your life. Recently, you have allowed yourself to become focused on a single goal, even to the point that it may be the only thing that you can think about. Your ambition and ability to ignore any possible diversions has allowed you to make great progress towards this goal, and it appears as though victory is close at hand. You are in the home stretch; now is the time to charge forward and tunnel all of your efforts into achieving your goal. Continue to keep your gaze firmly fixed on the future, as it is important now more that ever that you tune out all distractions. Allow you instincts to guide you forward through these times; while you may want to sit down and lay out a detailed plan, your intuition is the greatest asset that you have at the moment.
Ace of swords meaning for relationship You have a vision of your perfect romantic future. You know exactly what you want from a partner, and you look for a certain set of traits in every potential partner that you come across. Good candidates are few and far between, and it may seem like there’s always one major deal-breaker for everyone you find that is even remotely close to your ideal image. Even when you find someone that you naturally gravitate towards, you can’t help but feel like you’ll never get everything that you want with this person. Perhaps they don’t make a large amount of money, and will not be able to financially support your future dreams. Maybe they don’t fit the exact physical standards that you have set for your partners: you like tall people but they are fairly short, you’re into blondes but they have brown hair, you prefer a partner that is more physically fit but they have a bit of a tummy, etc. etc. Despite the fact that you find yourself physically and emotionally attracted to certain people, you can’t move past the fact that they don’t fit this perfect image. This may be a sign that your impossibly high standards for romantic partners are holding you back from finding a truly meaningful relationship. It may be time for you to relax these standards and widen your horizons. After all, you may find that this “perfect partner” isn’t all that they’re cracked up to be. Take this as an opportunity to try new things and take risks, as your soulmate may come in the shape that you least expect. Listen to your heart instead of your mind, as it is your heart that rules over love. If someone has a little flaw, then it will be a good chance for you to practice appreciating every little thing about a person, even their shortcomings. However, this does not mean that you should go into a relationship with the mentality that you will change someone into your perfect partner. Your perfect partner should be someone that makes you feel loved and secure, who supports you through thick and thin, and who is willing to love you even when it feels as though they don’t have the strength to keep going. You should aim to have these qualities as well so as to create a mutually loving and supportive relationship.
Ace of Swords meaning tarot


A hand issues from a cloud, grasping a sword, the point of which is encircled by a crown.

Divinatory Meanings: Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling.

Reversed: The same, but the results are disastrous; another account says—conception—childbirth, augmentation, multiplicity.

Ace of swords meaning for job and career There are times when it can be difficult to pursue your goals in a job that doesn’t offer much flexibility. It may not seem as though there is much room for advancement, or you may be stuck in an unending cycle of menial tasks. However, you have continued to hold onto your ambitions despite this apparently bleak outlook, and you have a feeling deep in your gut that you will find a way to make it work. The way in which you will move forward may not be clear to you now, but your instincts have started to point you towards a certain decision. Even though you don’t have much logical reasoning as for how this will bring you closer to your ultimate goal, you continue to gravitate towards this plan of action. Take this as a sign to listen to your instincts, as they are rooted in an internal logic that you may not be able to currently put into words. While you should not totally disregard the risks that you may be taking, now is the time to charge forwards despite the potential drawbacks. This decision may be as simple as reaching out to a coworker for advice, or as potentially catastrophic as quitting your job in order to pursue a whole new career. No matter what you decide to do, it is essential that you dedicate yourself completely to following through with this action. There will be no room for you to backtrack; the only road available is the one that leads forward. You may be surprised as to the developments that come about as a direct result of this decision, as you may find yourself making far more massive strides towards your final goal than you initially anticipated.
Ace of swords reversed main meaning Many times, the one thing that you are focusing on is not the thing that deserves to be dominating your attention. When The Ace of Swords appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you are overlooking something that is of even more importance than your current goal. Why is it that you have chosen this goal to take up the majority of your attention? Is it due to personal biases, misconceptions, preferences, or misunderstandings? This may be a sign that you need to reevaluate your priorities, as there is something much more important that you are neglecting. Start by looking at your basic needs from an objective perspective and work outwards from there in order from greatest to least importance. You may quickly realize that you are funneling time and resources into something that will not be able to survive should you continue to ignore the much larger issue at hand.

Ace of swords card yes or no main

The Ace of Swords is a powerful card, representing strength in adversity. You are in an emotional, usually negative situation, and you are going to turn it into something spectacular. The Ace of Swords will propel you and raise you fiercely from the ashes. The answer is a definite YES card.

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Ace of Swords meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

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