About the Swords: The Suit of Swords represents your choices and actions throughout the realization of your destiny.
The Swords represent your mental outlook with respect to communication and thought as well as the need to stay rooted within your consciousness (the now) and be aware of your comparative, inquisitive, analytical, and investigative perceptions.
The Sword Archetypes experience conflict, pain, anger and aggression, and are connected to the spring months in the northern hemisphere and the fall season in the southern hemisphere: The time of March 21 to June 21.
The timing of the Swords is undetermined in my deck, because this Archetype wrestles with unresolved issues in their mind, but when the timing is on course, it all happens with sudden rapidity.
The Swords further represent the element of air, the season of spring, the color yellow, and the direction of the east. The Swords are associated with the astrological signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Their positive characteristics are their strength, authority, courage, ambition and desire to travel. The “Sword Archetypes” desire to seek the truth and are not afraid to call a “Spade a Spade”!
About the symbology of the Ace of Swords: The Ace of Swords has a murky gray foundation representing the need for clarity. There are large clouds, full of moisture and storms, in the distance, which represents something unclear. A mysterious unknown brings mental conflict.
The swords represent thought and mental awareness, pointing upward towards the heavens as if asking for clarity. The Archetype is wearing a decorative crown representing the ego, which represents their passions and desires to start their new venture.
There are mountains in the background with a dusting of snow, representing the harsh time of the year and a goal that seems far away, but the mountains are not far away, they are close and although the Swords do not have timing in my deck, the distance of the mountains represents the timing of this card.
The Sword cuts deeply through a situation because of its great strength and force. There is a need to focus, concentrate and stay balanced and logical in order to make the right decision.
My interpretation of the Ace of Swords: The Ace of Swords is numerated number one (1) and represents the beginning of the suit of Swords. The Ace represents the seed of thought that is growing in your mind about looming choices. There is a strong message to be clear about your intentions before starting any new ventures.
I call the Ace of Swords the new beginning and new direction card. The Aces in the Tarot are very spiritual and represents the awakening of a change. My great – grandmother said the Aces are the controlling cards of the Tarot and she also said the Swords will test your mind and strength until you prove you are ready! Your long awaited dream is connected to the universe and the heavens and one is asking for clarity about the new direction they feel is on the horizon.
The Ace of Swords represents bravery and further suggests that you need not be afraid to take that leap into something as long as it is in your best interests. The Ace of Swords also rules our ability to be assertive, honest, of precise judgment, and not easily swayed by others. The Sword will cut through the gray clouds to find truth and clarity in any situation.
My personal feelings about the Ace of Swords: Have you ever been at a point in your life where you needed to make an important decision about your life and its direction? It may have involved starting a new venture, something especially for you that you really loved doing. Your new venture is one of the most important key issues in your life, and you feel deep in your soul that it will bring you happiness and success.
You know you absolutely love the idea of this new venture, and you believe in yourself and can see your dream becoming a reality because you have a natural talent for this skill. Your excitement leads you to share your thoughts with the people that are close to you.
You are ready to put your heart into this new idea and get the ball rolling, and you attain respect from a person that believes in you and can see your dream as strongly as you do. In this moment, your new venture it becomes the most important goal in your life, and this is the connection to the Ace of Swords and the new beginning that is right in front of you. The seed that is growing in your mind propels you to start this new venture.
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I Am Ready To Take That Leap Forward
With Love And Joy,
© Safina 2012
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