A hurdle or an opportunity? The Ace of Swords brings both. In Tarot, the Aces always speak to possibility. Tarot cards are rich in symbolism and if you know what to look for you’ll begin to see patterns. The Ace cards showcase their element, set in a sky that’s grey and neutral. There could be a storm coming, it could be dawn or dusk. The sun may be about to burst into the sky, the air could be hot or cold. You just don't know; and that is the foremost message of the Aces.
The sword cards represent air which is the archetype of the intellect, the mind. Swords tend to carry the hardest messages of all the cards. They can denote the worst luck, the sharpest predictions and the most pain, and you know why? Because our minds and the quality of our thoughts absolutely color our experience and can make our lives feel difficult to manage. We can be excessively cruel and mean (especially to ourselves) because of the things we think about and focus on.
Thoughts aren't always bad though. Our intellect keeps us moving through the world gathering information, creating, conversing and living life in a state of curiosity and excitement.
So depending on where you're at in this moment, this card brings with it messages of an obstacle or an opportunity. Will you handle whatever is it thats about to burst in your life, with intelligence, reason, truth and clarity, or will you move more towards stormy thoughts about how you suck or how you should be doing something different?
You’re at a fork in the road and which route you take will be determined by how you choose to think about your choices.
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