Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA hand issues from a cloud, grasping as word, the point of which is encircled by a crown.
Meaning of Ace of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling.
The same, but the results are disastrous; another account says--conception, childbirth, augmentation, multiplicity.
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.