Ace of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
7-27-21 through 8-03-21
The Ace of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Ace of Swords embodies the intrinsic powers of the element of Air. Mobility. Air’s power to inspire and disrupt. The Air element also symbolizes the mind – mental and intellectual processes. To add another layer of complexity – Swords also represent Spirit. The Ace represents our potential to define, clarify and transform.
The Ace of Swords brings us the benefits of clarity, courage and mental strength this week. This kind of sharp insight is a double-edged blade. It can cut both ways, so be sure that you’re using your power for constructive purposes. This is an ideal time to cut away dead weight and illusions, to pare down to core truths. We find ourselves in a decisive mood and we’re able to communicate complex ideas in fresh ways. This is a great week for problem resolution. Make the most of it!
The Aces of the Tarot can be a bit confusing. They correspond to the Princesses (Pages) of each suit. This connection is stronger than that with cards 2 through 10 of their respective suits. The Ace of Swords is the root source or seed of the power of Air. It has the Princess of Swords as its throne. Together, they rule the Capricorn-Aquarius-Pisces celestial quadrant. This is the area of the heavens above Earth’s North Pole, and the geographical area of the Americas. Whew! I’m glad that’s done – I bet you are too.
On the Tree of Life, the Ace of Swords card represents the 1st sephiroth or sphere of Kether (the Crown, origin). Perceived through the element of Air; Yetzirah, the Formative world. The intellect, our mental processes, the thinking mind. Also, Spirit – the Divine Breath.
The Ace of Swords holds the energy, qualities and characteristics of the three Air signs. These are: clarity (Gemini), justice (Libra) and rebellion (Aquarius).
In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Fire-sign Leo. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, generosity of spirit combines with clear thinking. Our heads can work harmoniously with our warm hearts.
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind…”
Mercury enters Leo on July 27th. With this transit, we’re more confident. Our thoughts take on a grand – and sometimes grandiose – scale. The bigger the goal, the better. We’re persuasive in our communication. But we may also be theatrical and flamboyant. Avoid Drama Queen or Drama King antics.
“Pull that sword from your soul kid…”
When Jupiter retrogrades into Aquarius on July 28th, we seek to expand our horizons. Our minds are open. We have a strong sense of fairness and we’re more tolerant of others. This is a time for social reforms. On a small or large scale, we take action to aid our fellow humans. We value our personal freedom, individuality and high ideals.
“I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life…”
On July 29th Mars enters Virgo. We approach tasks with an eye for details. We’re able to do the right things at the right times. Our thoughts are clear and our passions harnessed for peak performance.
Don’t forget that a sword is a weapon – a tool crafted to cut through any obstacle or confusion. A sword extends the power of its user to fight and prevail. It can wield a cruel force, but also a clean, sharp one. The gift of the Ace of Swords is mental clarity, truth, justice and fortitude.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes restlessness. Aggression, belligerence, premature action and limited thinking.
Let’s focus on open-mindedness. The quest for knowledge. Purposeful, constructive thought. Decisive power.
Power color: brilliant white. The purity of the Aces is singular. It isn’t meant to include shading or gradations. Pure white contains the prismatic colors of the visual spectrum. On a physical level, the colors of Air (sky) seen through Earth’s atmosphere. Blue, gray, indigo, black.
Power stones: diamonds or clear quartz. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones for clarity. They will bring mental acuity and perceptual sharpness.
Power metals: tin and copper. These correspond to Elemental Air energy. Copper is great for wearing, tin not so much. Both are excellent when alloyed with other metals. They enhance strength, flexibility and integrity.
Power fragrances: acacia, benzoin, clover, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, pine, vervain (verbena) and yarrow. These will help us to keep a clear head and keep our actions steady, impartial and constructive.
Power foods: foods prepared with anise, lavender and lemongrass. Tea brewed from lemongrass and vervain (verbena). All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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- Lyrics quotes: “Blowin’ in the Wind” ~ Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan)
- “Swords” ~ Moe Hayslett feat. Marco Alexander (Marcus Hurt/Mario Hayslett Jr.)
- “In the Air Tonight” ~ Phil Collins (Phil Collins)
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