Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

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Ace of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


The intellect.

Making the right decision.

Success and victory.

Mental energy. Ability to concentrate.

Stimulating environment.

Justice and truth.

Cutting through confusion. Seeing clearly what is going on.


Memory loss.

Failure to communicate.


Ace of swords tarot card meanings upright

Ace of swords in a general reading

Ace of swords is the tarot card for thoughts and belief systems. This Sword is mental energy stirring up inside the Seeker and they begin to think for themselves. They could free themselves from false beliefs when this card shows up.

Ace of swords in the Vision Quest

The suit of swords in the Vision Quest speaks of the Seeker’s ability to still the mind. In Ace of swords, the Seeker’s mind is very active. They set out to still their mind in the Vision quest, which is why the next card, Two of swords, shows the Seeker using their will to still themselves.

Ace of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Ace of swords tarot card denotes the Seeker has a very high ideal when it comes to relationships, and communication is the most important thing to them. If the seeker is single, Ace of swords can mean meeting someone you are very compatible with intellectually.

Ace of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Ace of swords tarot card signifies intellectual work, legal work,  the army, and police work. Ace of swords in a career reading can mean victory in disputes and winning in a competitive work environment.

Ace of swords as feelings

Ace of swords as feelings can mean the Seeker is seeking an intellectual understanding of their feelings. The seeker has most likely processed a lot of emotions and is now in a good place emotionally. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, Ace of swords can mean this person feels he/she is very compatible with you intellectually.

Ace of swords as Personality types

Ace of swords as a person indicates someone who is very clever and full of ideas. They often become experts in their fields of work. A part of them is very restless. Sometimes they get lost in their heads and need to be grounded.

Ace of swords tarot card meanings reversed

Ace of Swords tarot card reversed indicates that the stirring of the ace is blocked. Ideas are unable to come into being. There might be memory loss and issues with concentration. This card sometimes shows up when the Seeker has to be careful with what words to use. Communication can be difficult when this card is reversed.

Ace of swords reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Ace of swords reversed speaks of someone who hasn’t woken up to their true potential yet. This card often shows up reversed when the Seeker is dealing with concentration problems, issues with communication and even conflict and bickering. The Seeker could be internalising too much, unable to express how they really feel.

Ace of swords tarot card meanings summary

Ace of swords tarot card meanings denote mental energy and being mentally stimulated. This card speaks of the discernment between what you believe in and what are the beliefs of others. 

Ace Of Swords (AOS) Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Ace of swords:

AOS + Four of pentacles: Financial victory. Upper-class society. 

AOS + Five of pentacles: Difficulties concentrating. 

AOS + Ace of cups: Spiritual love. Falling in love with someone’s mind. 

AOS + Three of cups: Victory in social settings. Knowing the right people to get what you want. 

AOS + Five of cups: Breakdown in communication. 

AOS + Six of cups: Discipline. 

AOS + Nine of cups: Reaching your highest potential. 

AOS + Ten of cups: Demanding perfection. 

AOS + Knight of cups: Persuasion. 

AOS + Ace of wands: Passion. A new job or relationship based on your passion. 

AOS + Two of wands: Mind of matter. Victory due to strong-mindedness. 

AOS + Three of wands: Learning a new language. 

AOS + Eight of wands: Music. Learning to play music. 

Ace of swords + Nine of wands: Victory against the odds. 

AOS + Ten of wands: Mentally hard work. 

AOS + Page of wands: A strong personality. Acting talent. 

AOS + Queen of wands: A demanding person. 

AOS + King of wands: An opinionated leader. 

AOS + Two of swords: The world of logic and reason. Non-emotional issues. 

AOS + Three of swords: Differences in opinion. 

AOS + Four of swords: Rest and meditation. 

AOS + Ten of swords: Choosing to end something. 

AOS + Page of swords: A mental test. A quiz. 

AOS + King of swords: Victory in the intellectual world. 

AOS + The Fool: Learning new technology. Newly graduating. 

AOS + The High Priestess: Reading. Studying. Researching. 

AOS + Judgement: Politics. Solving a mental problem. 

Learn the Meanings of Ace of WandsAce of Pentacles, and Ace of Cups. 

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