Your Chosen Card – Ace of Swords Reversed Golden 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.
Mathers: Triumph, fecundity, fertility, prosperity; (R) embarrassment, foolish and hopeless love, obstacle, hindrance.
When Ace of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ace of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Golden 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: In Israel, Dr. Ofra Ayalon has developed the Therapy Cards Reading (TCR) technique to help people work through trauma with the aid of the images on the cards. TCR functions by ‘interpreting a card image as a visual metaphor referring to the persons life issues. But unlike divination or Tarot reading, an important principle of TCR is that the one who holds the card holds the message. There are no fixed interpretations for the cards, no professional reader who interprets them for you. Instead, a guide or a partner is there to help you focus on an issue, and explore what the image means for you.’ 17 In my experience, the most helpful tarot readings are those done in in a manner similar to TCR: the reader serves as a guide to help the querent focus on the issues reflected in the cards and to understand what they mean in his or her life.
Complete Book of Tarot: The evil kitty myth: keep the cards away from cats because felines act as a drain on psychic ability.
Complete Book of Tarot: The notorious occultist Aleister Crowley compared learning the tarot to making a new set of friends. Viewing the cards as living individuals, Crowley suggested methods that enable students to form personal relationships with the entities of the tarot. The view of the individual cards as living beings may seem a bit far-fetched, but it is not so different from the Jungian view that the tarot signifies universal archetypes of the collective unconscious.
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Tarot Triumphs: When you are learning Tarot, it’s very possible that you’ll ask friends or people you know if they would like to have their cards read. As time goes on, it’s often better to wait until you’re asked, but of course at the start no one will know that you’re available to do this unless you tell them! And actively offering your services (at the beginning, definitely not for money1) can be a useful way of screening out individuals for whom you don’t feel ready or willing to read the cards. You can also phrase your invitation in such a way that you can tackle the kind of reading you feel most confident with, for instance by saying ‘I’m just getting into practice with this, and I’d like to suggest a general reading as to where things stand at present, if that’s OK.’ Or ‘Could you make it a question that is about something specific, but nothing too important to you?’ This way, you are not dealing with life-or-death situations or opening a can of worms by venturing into very sensitive territory.