Ace of Swords


Key words

Upright: breakthrough, mental clarity 

Reversed: confusion, clouded judgement, indecision


A hand emerges from a cloud on the left side of the scene, firmly grasping a sword. Atop the sword is a golden crown decorated with laurels. Six golden leaves float in the air near the hilt of the sword. The sky is gray and a barren and a rocky mountain range lines the horizon. 


1: Potential, beginnings, opportunity, inspiration, creation


The Ace of Swords represents a new idea or realization, or a newfound sense of motivation. It encourages you to exercise the mind, communicate clearly, and pursue your inner truth. You might encounter some challenges, but you will easily overcome them if you stay focused. Just make sure not to hurt others while climbing your way to the top. 


The Ace of Swords in reverse shows up when there is confusion, miscommunication, or clouded judgment. You can’t achieve a goal if you don’t have a clear path toward success. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from others.