Cards: Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords Camoin-Jodorowsky Tarot de Marseille
Camoin-Jodorowsky Tarot de Marseille

Starting with an idea, a force of will, bringing that into fruition. The intent is potent, fresh and, dare I say, paired with le jugement, righteous. Called into movement by the hand that holds the flaming sword and the sounding of the trumpet wakes anyone from stasis. What if we switch this around, would this be a call to battle, a preparation of forces and of will for coming strife? And one atop the other, is this an announcement of death?

I look at the Ace of Swords and I see action, movement, an idea turned into action in its most basic or pure form. An upheld sword gripped by a hand in the sky. Emanating vibrations, sweat, energy? Furthermore, as I look at the one, the ace, I am aware of the power of a focused thought, taken to its narrowest state and executed into action, determination. One is singular, mono, direct, self-contained. When I pair these characteristics with the trump, judgement, I see the singular sword become a singular trumpet calling out bodies, moving up and out of stasis, into action, movement, direction. Vice versa, the other way around and it can possibly spell a call to battle as the trumpet transforms into the sword, sound made active. I find the aces to be powerful cards, containing in them the essence of their suit, contracted.

This pairing is clearly saying, “Get on up and move to the direction of your idea and make that manifest. Action.”

Happy reading…


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