The Ace of Swords card is portrayed by a single glowing white hand that appears from a wisp of dark clouds from the left of the card. The hand holds a long double edged sword.

The background of the card is light grey with rocky terrains or mountains visible at a distance. That the hand holds the sword firmly is demonstrated by the white ray of lights exuding from the hand. The sword points upwards. Near the tip of the sword is a crown made of gold. On one side of the crown laurel leaves hang while on the other side are palm frond.

Upright Position: The Aces in general are about new beginnings. The Ace of Swords is probably an indication that a situation is about to begin that is double edged just like the Sword in the card. Only a sharp mind with intellect can emerge from such a situation. The card indicates focus and a burst of energy. Even if uncertainties exist, the sword would be able to cut through it. In a reading the card is considered to be a good omen to make new beginnings. Overall, the card is all about judicious and fair decisions, ambition and determination to execute.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card would warn the seeker to postpone any new beginning – it may be a new project at work or a new relationship at the personal level. It may even indicate a lack of focus and ambition. The subject has probably reached a point where the mind is devoid of ideas.


Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings


Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune


Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons