The Ace Of Air

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What does the Ace of Swords in a love reading mean? The Ace of Swords is always a “go for it” card, the very name conjuring up the image of your sleek paws tightening their grip on your (metaphorical) sword as you go out to do battle, hew your way through nebulous crap or cut ties. The Swords are Air – intellect, ideas, thought process – and the Ace is the Root of the Powers of Air.


When this Ace turns up, you are about to have a sensational breakthrough, the thing you want to start is BIG. It’s also your cue to apply your mental powers to a situation, to be dispassionate and logical. At the very least, the Ace of Swords says fantastic concept.

But it’s confusing to see it – especially repeatedly in a love reading. Shouldn’t you be getting Cups? It means that the primary drive of the relationship is to alter consciousness. Yours, theirs, everyone around you. New concepts emerge out of the connection or attraction. It’s a meeting of minds, massively inspirational and beyond any simpatico rapport either of you has experienced before.

The Ace Of Swords In A Love Reading = Hot Cognitive Chemistry

Don’t go prowling for nuance or signs of affection with this alliance. Focus on the cognitive energy between you, the brainstorming and ideas that you two conjure out of the aether.

All of the Aces symbolize massive, determined new beginnings but with this one, it’s a revamped mind set and that drives everything else.  If you’re doing the Tarot on this site, obviously the zone it falls in varies the meaning and look also to the card directly opposite for an idea as to what’s being generated. The Ace of Swords in a love reading says “yes” to fresh concepts and hatching hot ideas together.

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PiMM Member

Did a reading last night to get some insight on a (female) friendship and it seemed to be a ‘we interrupt this show for a special bulletin’ , love relationship instead. Ace of cups first up (Sun in the 7th), Ace of swords in the 3rd, 3 wands in the 9th (I always take that to be the sisterhood card) King of cups in the 6th, queen of cups in the 12th, king of swords in the 11th, strength in the 5th. I need to think on this a lot as I think there’s a lot in there but tarot… Read more »

PiMM Member

I’d love to partner up with an intuitive earth sign with solid business skills who can help me make sense of my numerous ideas and actually manifest some of this. I feel like an ideas factory and never know which one to take to the floor.


Is that your interpretation of the cards? I have some inability to read them straight up; however I was reminded of how the meanings shift when placed with other cards. Yes I see relationship t the self, and the other – and the extension of this, forming dynamics KIng of cups & queen of cups together for me is very much of partnership, even of adult parent archetypes, but of emotions, feelings, and how they are in check – in balance – what do they contribute to your picture? Pragmatism and esoteric vision, but are they are in harmony. Swords… Read more »

PiMM Member

The opposite-card thing is interesting MM, seems to be so any ways to read the cards.


You have nothing reversed; as do I. As the querent, you will know if how what you see pertains to your query.

Unfortunately I see it all sides :-(( often it is how things are…


Meant for my spread, my “worth” is in question this arrangement; how I could redefine this…I am loathing of, to be held captive to materially bound marriage, but the cards show it; how I am, seen, known.

Yours seem to have solidity…less dilemma, more straightforward. Good luck!

jmMM Member

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dizzarinaMM Member

I’ve always loved this card. Clarity. Triumph through force of sheer will. It’s one of those cards I have a special relationship with (the Rider-Waite version).

Most recent Tarot had it in the 6th, with Wheel of Fortune in the 10th and Six of Wands in the 12th. Change is afoot and victory is at hand.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Gotten this card so many times and I LOVE it.

KayMM Member

Thanks, MM!
What do you mean by the ‘card directly opposite’ in the online Tarot spread?

ElectroMM Member

Mystic’s tarot is by astrology house, so think of the spread like the wheel. 1st opposes 7th, 2nd opposes 8th, and so on. you could print it out or write it down if it helps.

KayMM Member

Ah yah. Totally didn’t dawn on me to think in circular terms…Thanks!

Suddenly LeoMM Member
Suddenly Leo

I got a sword white-ink tattooed on my right pointer finger two months after my godson, Ace, was born last year. I kept drawing the Ace of Swords in every spread with every deck I did, on this website or not. White ink tattoos are the best – twice as deep and no one sees them – so they’re great for tattoos in prominent places. Only manicurists and kindergarteners ever notice mine because it’s on the finger. My godson’s dad asks me if sometimes I slice through things in mid-air with my finger. I said mostly my illusions, but that… Read more »

leolizaMM Member

i love this! 🙂

gogengoMM Member

So RAD!! My husband hates tattoos but I’ve been wanting another one + this is the perfect compromise for us both.

As an aspiring good witch, this is EVERYTHING!!

TY <3


Another thought: some shit is writ so large! Jupiter large! The gas giant is approaching my Moon-Pluto now… gas mask on.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member

Far out! I had one brilliant new-project thought yesterday, as well as serendipitously finding a new venue to sell my artwork on consignment. This Libra energy is rad!

scorpiodawnMM Member

dont think you can beat the rider waite deck


I love all of these images, but particularly the first one, as if the woman is offering to the Universe the Ace of Swords energy that’s within her.

milleunanotteMM Member

Hey now, Respiration! I do so like that, plus the idea of my “sleek paws tightening their grip on (my) sword as (I) go out to do battle”.

Thank you for the new Tarot image 🙂 Going to check out the link…what better than Tarot of the Mystic Sea for a Piscean (12th house cusp at 0degrees Scorpio; 12th house stellium including father Neptune and Moon, with warrior Antares on the rise conjunct Moon).

Maybe i can call on the Seas to help soften my image as i wield my sword to quietly, quickly slice.

milleunanotteMM Member

Apparently my image does need softening. But i know my boundaries also need clearer definition.

LiliMM Member

Ooh Ace of Swords in 12th!! So cool! Slaying the 6th qi vamps and pessimism!!

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