Your Chosen Card – Ace of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
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.
Keywords Upright: Decisive action, invocation of great force, intensification, enlargement, establishing ones identity, clarity of thought, seeing the truth, triumph, recognition, keen insight, a breakthrough, impregnation, birth or seed of an idea, incisive use of words, the power of the mind, the focused 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.
Crowley/Thoth: Great power invoked for good, or for evil if reversed. Strength in adversity. The Sword of Discrimination and Justice.
When Ace of Swords is upright 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 upright card reading for Ace of Swords using cards from the Thoth 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: Crowley/GD: Phallic solar energy. Strength, power, natural force, vigor, speed, energy. Natural force as distinct from the invoked force of the Ace of Swords.
Creative Tarot: Then there are those who respond not to the synchronicity but to the randomness itself. The meaningless part of it. The twentieth-century avant-garde composer John Cage provides perhaps the best example/way to explain this part of it, even though he chose the I Ching over the tarot to help him compose his projects, the most famous of these being his Music of Changes. The ancient Chinese text, said to date as far back as the tenth century BC, is similar to the tarot, except that it uses tiles or coins rather than tarot cards, and a large book that helps you interpret the patterns formed when you conduct a reading. Cage would ask a question about the composition he was working on, cast the tiles, and then use the answers found in the book to make changes to the music.
Complete Book of Tarot: Third-party readings. A querent may ask you to consult the cards for someone who is not present. Most readers believe you should only do a reading for the querent and avoid consulting the cards to garner information about someone who has not given permission, as it is tantamount to spying. The tarot is not a granny cam. In the words of Hippocrates, ‘Whatever I may happen to obtain knowledge of, if it be not proper to repeat, I will keep it sacred and secret within my own breast.’
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Tarot Triumphs: Once you have become familiar with the basic ways of interpreting the cards (in this case, the keynotes just given), you can start to see how they work in combination. This is the main basis of Tarot divination, and it takes pride of place in the Fool’s Mirror layout. I hope this will become clearer over the next few chapters, where the relating of the cards to each other gives the reading its individuality and relevance.