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Swords is the suit of air and the thinking function. The Ace of Swords represents a new thought or an idea. Below you can view the various artistic interpretations of the Ace of Swords card.

Ace of Swords

The Ace of Swords is experienced in the physical body as vital energy.
It is the conscious body, completely awake.
The cutting edge that cuts both ways.
Pure Life.
The blade penetrates to the truth of the matter.
It cuts through the material world to the spiritual.
It is a full experience of the now.
It is a rush of spontaneous, skilful movement;
movement without plan or thought, as in a quick response to an emergency.
Its like skiing down a mountain with perfect, relaxed control.
It is a taste of life, freely manifesting in your body.
Its the thrill of perfect skill.
The image is of an athlete who is landing on the earth.
A shower of blessings follows.
This is what it feels like to get down to earth.
It is like the eagle finding a safe place to land; an aerie.
The world is spinning and moving very fast. Its difficult to get a foothold.
The mountains symbolize that you are coming from a high elevation.
You have experienced the clash of high idealism with mundane reality.
Your energy is as fierce and courageous as a tiger.
This ace is the experience of being fully alive and free after overcoming the ego.
You have escaped from your contrary, negative ego resistance.
This taste of enlightenment makes you want to have the experience more often.

What specific incident made you begin to do the great work?
Can you remember an experience of being in the Ace of Swords?
How did you reach it? Can you describe it?

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