Tarot Card of the Week: Ace of Swords

Using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, the card I drew was the Ace of Swords.

The Ace of Swords depicts a hand holding a sword; it is reaching out from the clouds. The sword is piercing the crown.

Swords represent communication and intellect, and Aces mark new beginnings. The crown, with leaves and berries hanging from it, illustrate new ideas growing. The barren mountain range symbolizes old and tired ideas that may no longer be useful or productive.

You may find yourself beginning to communicate and think differently. New opportunties or ideas could present themselves, it is time to take initiative and start that new project. Use this inspiration to grow and expand your knowledge. Take a class, or get involved in new activities that can utilize and augment your intelligence.

Alongside the sword are yellow leaves, shaped like the Hebrew letter yod, the first letter of God’s name, meaning the Divine is there for protection and guidance.

Enjoy the week!