Ace of Swords
Aces are associated with beginnings. The Swords are like the Astrological Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) who cut through ambiguities to communicate their ideas. The Ace of Swords can show a new outlook where you are able to cut through uncertainty to arrive at the truth. What had appeared vague and confusing will sort itself out as communication improves considerably. Associated with communication, it might be necessary to begin a dialogue of truth in a difficult situation. Swords are not known for being overly emotional and that sometimes gets one into trouble when ideas and living only in the multi dimensional intellectual realms creates misunderstandings or hurt feelings. You can intellectualize your feelings all day long but when your partner threatens to leave because of what appears to be selfishness on your part, the Ace of Swords reminds you of the value of relationships. In work situations, dynamics can become highly charged when the Ace of Swords appears. The Sword is being offered from behind a cloud because often actions will have repercussions and sweeping issues under the rug will no longer do. The Ace of Swords is a wake up call to stop living in your head and to recognize the importance of clear communication in relationships. There is a new opportunity for you to apply your insight and skill. If you have previously been confused or unclear about direction the Ace of Swords is a message that clarity is coming whether or not you are ready for it.
Keywords: The need for honesty and clarification. The willpower and decisiveness needed to push forward. Determination and swift action. Engaging life or speaking up in a difficult situation. Beginning to see the reality of a situation rather than sweeping issues under the rug. A wake up call to see the truth of a situation or relationship. Cutting ties. Law, science or reason taking precedence over emotion.
Reversed: Lies and deception. Being used or an abuse of trust. Not saying what needs to be said. Sweeping issues under the rug. Fearful about rocking the boat. Being deceived or lying to yourself.