Your Chosen Card – Ace of Athames Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Ace of Swords warns of the misapplication of force, perhaps in the form of quarrels or other forms of strife that can lead to separations in relationships. Be careful what you say because words, like swords, can cause painful wounds. The reversed Ace of Swords can also indicate that you are expending your energy in a way that is inappropriate or not to your advantage.
Keywords Reversed: Misapplication of force, hurtful use of words, anger, quarrels, troublesome excess, rupture in a relationship, indecision, the harmful use of energy.
Timing: Astrologically, Air is linked to the autumn months.
Astrology: Primordial energy of Air, the element associated with the season of autumn.
Number Symbolism: 1 – initial spark, will, creation, beginnings, new life.
Etteilla: Amplification, intensification, enlargement, excess, anger, fury, quarrel, limits, boundaries; extreme, big, excessive, inordinate, utmost (R) conception, impregnation, seed, sperm, birth, increase, multiplicity.
When Ace of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Ace of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ace of Athames is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Ace of Athames using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Elements of the Psychic World: According to legend the wisdom is contained in 42 books, known as the Her-metica, allegedly written by Hermes Trismegistus, a philosopher-priest-king and metaphysical equivalent of the Egyptian and Greek gods Thoth and Hermes. The books were written on papyrus and stored in the great library of Alexandria. After fire destroyed the library most of the books were lost but surviving fragments, The Corpus Hermeticum, were supposedly buried in a secret location.
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Ace of Swords suggests new beginnings related to principled thinking and effective communication. You are able to focus your mind, see things clearly, cut through confusion, invoke intense force, and put matters in perspective. With the courage of your convictions, you cut through the crap and dont suffer fools gladly. Swords are weapons of battle, and the upright Ace indicates the courage to face obstacles and fight for what you believe. You are likely to emerge victorious from your struggles, with a greater sense of personal identity. In the myth of Perseus and Medusa, the hero uses his strategic intelligence to outwit the snake-headed monster and chop off her head with his mighty sword. Sigmund Freud pointed out that the sword has long been a symbol of a powerful phallus.
Tarot for Beginners: Reversed, The Hermit may point to unpleasant bouts of isolation and loneliness that should be tempered with some positive social time with supportive people. It may also indicate a refusal to learn or listen to advice, which can result in withdrawal from others in anger or resentment. It may be that youre prone to over-analysis and a tendency to intellectualize rather than allowing feelings to surface. Sometimes, looking too closely at a thing will prevent you from seeing it at all.
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Reversed Cards: Here in the retrograde aspect, we see Jupiter and Leo lighting the path to victory. But its only the path. This is important to remember. As Jupiter retrogrades, you will need Leos fire to burn brightly as you put in the time, energy, and effort to bring yourself into the vortex of success. When this card shows up in your reading, just know that you are not there yet. You are close, but you are missing something. Maybe you have not managed to get all your wands working together, or perhaps your foundation is not as strong as it needs to be to support your growth. Whatever it is, correct the issue and then watch the blessings of the upright and direct Jupiter come to pass.