Ace of Swords
THE ACE OF SWORDS – Mercury – Mars / Mercury – Jupiter – Decisiveness
Astrology: The signs of the Air
Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords is the seed of the intellectual power. Like every Ace, it represents the unstructured primary matter of its suit, the undifferentiated unity, therefore the Ace of Swords is the beginning of thinking, a first idea, a first thought or impulse from the mind and the essence of the element of Air.
So the card can stand for a first idea or realization, a new view of things, or simply tell us that we should let our mind work rather than following our emotions only. It also reminds as that the Ace is only the seed, that it needs growing and experience to proceed.
This Ace brings clarity of vision, freedom from confusion, and clears obstacles and difficulties out of the way. It is a sweeping whirling energy; like a breath of fresh air. It blows away the cobwebs, washes away the red herrings, and generally allows us to see straight through to the core of any situation which requires our attention.
Often when this card has influence, we will find ourselves able to make decisions which have confounded us before, often as a result of receiving new information or being able to remove distractions and mystifications.
Every now and again, the Ace of Swords will come up as the Sword of Justice and the self-same one we see held by the figure on the Adjustment card. When you find yourself in this situation, be very careful about the judgements you make. To be just requires that you are totally balanced, and centred within yourself. This is the only way that you are able to make choices based on the actual issues at hand, without being swayed or influenced by irrelevancies.
Drive: Invoked powers. whirling force of mind, realisation, logic
Light: Realization, clearness, objectivity, intellectual aspiration
Shadow: Intellectual debacle, coldness, cruelty through logic, intellectual dissatisfaction
Keywords: spiritual purity, original thinking, brilliant thinking ability, divine inspiration, spiritual purity
Advice: Your current illumination is a great opportunity for your business. You will be able to recognize certain facts and name things that others would rather sweep under the rug. This is a great responsibility on your part. Be sure you do not heartily express your good insights. But when you are in full contact with Love, use your sword, do not spare yourself or others.
Question: What supports and blocks your lightness?
Suggestion: Meditate on the following statement: “The truth you say has no past or future. It’s just there and that’s all you need to have it. “
Revelation: I trust my pure senses.