On Tuesday, a client asked me if I read for myself. I don’t read for myself often but I did lay out a Celtic Cross when in the shop the week before. I was amazed to see all four Aces turn up in just that one reading. Even more interestingly, they were in a row, describing my past, present, near future and advice. I was a little taken aback but excited about harnessing their energy. Interestingly, two Aces have made it into this week’s draws for all of us. This Ace of Swords is the second of the two.
In this card, from the Adrian Tarot, we have a pretty standard depiction of the Ace of Swords – the illuminated sword cuts through the clouds. In my understanding, the clouds symbolise confusion or worry. As this version suggests in its subtitle, it brings clarity to our day.
The line drawing layered over the image is not described in the accompanying book but with the weapon running directly through the two equal spikes and resting between [what looks like] a shield, it could suggest triumph and victory from being decisive.
When the Ace of Swords ventures into your day, it brings understanding. Often, Aces represent new beginnings but they concern opportunity too. The opportunity we are offered is one of clarity and a fresh perspective.
You will be able to look at things with a new set of eyes today and from this new angle, you will see possibility and potential. Use this information and clarity to look further than you might have been able to yesterday?
How will you use this new vision to inform your next step?
Illustration from The Adrian Tarot by Adrian Bernhard Koehli, 1997