Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "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 Tarot 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.