Swords is the suit of the mind, reason and rationality. Aces represent beginnings, something new, or something fresh on its way. In my pip card cheat sheet I describe this one as the spark of imagination or a new idea.
It can represent a sudden revelation, a turning point, or the arrival of good news.
This Ace is the seed card of the Swords suit, capturing the essence of proactivity. Unlike Pavlov’s dog, we can stretch out the space between stimulus and response. We have the ability to chose, whatever the circumstances. We think, then act according to our best thoughts.
So this card represents the power of the conscious mind to lead. Our thoughts become things.
May we be deliberate in our habits of thought, and keep our minds keen.