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Ace of Swords Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Ace of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

The beginnings of physical strength.

Reversed

The beginnings of violence.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Commencement of enmity.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Great prosperity or great misery.

Reversed

Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if male.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if female.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity

Reversed

Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Emotional enjoyment

Reversed

news of a death, sorrow.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

if you keep it a secret that you dye your hair (or beard) a certain person will bestow his (her) heart upon you.