The Ace of Swords represents powerful news, information and insurmountable force. It can be the truth coming out, an explosive new idea, and/or victory. This is the card of winning, conquering, defying all odds.
There is immense power with this card that obliterates all challenges. This can be the rise of a new order or the power of the press. Swords are intellect, information and as author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 wrote,” The pen is mightier than the sword.”
When the sword appears in a reading it may victory or achieving whatever the question may be. It may also pertain to the truth being revealed in a prominent way which settles all arguments. It may also describe a new powerful force.
Unlike the other masculine (positive) power of the Ace of Wands, this ace is ‘do or die’ in it’s energy. It’s not as inspiring as the fiery wands, but logical and matter-of-fact. This is the smoking gun in a murder case, a coup d’état, or first prize in the spelling bee.
Nothing to worry about here, unless it’s reversed, then it’s time to run for the hills . . . or suffer the consequences which may be severe. Death.
White, Dusty; The Easiest Way to Learn Tarot 978-1-41969288-8