Ace of Swords Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA hand extends from a cloud, grasping a sword, the point of which is encircled by a crown.
Meaning of Ace of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck
Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than usual in fortune-telling.
The same, but the results are disastrous; also conception, childbirth, development, plurality.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Commencement of enmity.
Great prosperity or great misery.
Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.
The inquirer, if male.
The inquirer, if female.
Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity
Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.
news of a death, sorrow.
if you keep it a secret that you dye your hair (or beard) a certain person will bestow his (her) heart upon you.