Your Chosen Card – Ace of Swords Reversed Rider Waite 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.
Ace Of Swords: Invoking Intense Force For Decisive Action
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 Rider Waite 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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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The expansive benefic Jupiter in the second decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Fire) and Strength (Leo). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune.
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.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 6: The Oxford Dictionary defines psychic as ‘relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, especially involving telepathy or clairvoyance.’ 7 In my view, the tarot is a tool that allows us to tap into our intuition, the results of which often appear ‘inexplicable by natural laws’ because we tend to ignore intuitive hunches as we grow into adulthood. The tarot helps restore the balance between rational analysis and listening to our gut. With continued practice, you may be surprised at how often unexpected yet verifiable impressions seem to leap from the cards.
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Complete Book of Tarot: To calculate his cards for the year in which Clinton was impeached (1998), we would add the month and day of his birth (August 19) to the year in question, 1988: 8 + 19 + 1998 = 2007. Then, reducing 2007, we get 2 + 0 + 0 + 7 = 9, the Hermit (IX). Thus, the year measured from Clintons birthday in August of 1998 until August of 1999 was a time of withdrawal and turning inward to seek spiritual wisdom. Themes of introspection and personal integrity are typical of a Hermit year.