The ace of swords is the beginning of a new minor arcana series, the swords. This card represents new ideas and being able to see thoughts clearly.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
New ideas, a moment of clarity
Ace of Swords
The ace of swords tarot card is the beginning card of this minor arcana series. As the first card, it represents new beginnings, fresh thoughts and ideas.
The series of swords as a whole represents thoughts, dreams, conflict, and problems.
The ace of swords is not at all about strife or problems, but rather about having a new idea. And taking that idea and running with it. See where your mind takes you; this is a great starting place.
This tarot card can represent something you’ve thought of, but not everything was clear. Like the blade in this image, remove everything around it and allow yourself to move with the idea.
This card can also be a message of clarity coming to you. You may have felt lost and confused, but now you’ll easily be able to figure out what the important thought is and finally be able to go with it. There’s no more clouds holding you from understanding this idea.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.
Want other comparisons of tarot cards? Find those here! It might help you better understand how tarot decks are different.