The Ace of Swords


The earth element is the one that moves and changes the slowest, because it is the most stable of the four, and since all the Aces can bring about transformation, the transformations signified by the Ace of Swords can sometimes require much energy and effort to them push forward, often with seemingly no more speed than that of a glacier.

    To transform Earth energy requires patience and persistence.  You need to honor the stability of it, and not try to push it faster than it is ready to go. 

    The number of this card is 65. Which adds up to 11, the number of Neptune.  65 is the 6th manifestation of 11, the 11 sequence in order being 11-29-38-47-56-65.  Neptune (11) is always selfless and desirous of dedicating itself to spiritual work, which is the main energy it takes to manifest the Ace of Swords, and this is happening on the 6th level, 6 being Venus, the energy of love.  When we love what we’re doing it can create changes (Pluto=Ace) on the physical level (Swords), can transform the manifestation of what is.

    A woman came to me recently for a reading.  She told me she had a vision of creating a healing center, but she did not at the time have the funds to manifest the extent and complexity of her vision for this center.  The Ace of Swords kept coming up in the reading, and I told her that she needed to start her healing work right now, by doing things like planting healing herbs, working with them, talking to the plant spirits, seeking their guidance, asking them what to do next, doing such things as making her own flower essence remedies, and so on.  This is how you work with the Ace of Swords energy – you start some place definite, gradually moving forward piece by piece, patiently, step by step, in hands-on fashion.

    Virgo is an earth sign, a sign which deeply understands the value of little steps, and how if little steps are patiently and constantly taken they can create a momentum that propels you forward, often far faster than you might have thought you would ever go.

    The number 65 is also the Macrocosm (6) flowing its energy into the Microcosm (5), meaning the universal patterns and perfection of the number 6 feeding the microcosm (5) that is our individual being with their divine order and harmony.

    The number 65 is generated by multiplying 5 and 13, the two prime numbers which when multiplied yield 65.  5 and 13 added together yield 18, the card called The Moon, and ruled by the sign Cancer.  This means that the Ace of Swords requires nurturing and cultivation to attain to the fulness of its divine harmony.  To thrive, its energy requires a home (Cancer), meaning a context in which it can grow.

    The negative side of the Ace of Swords manifests through the attempt to dominate (Ace) the physical world, by focusing on agendas to overpower and control it, rather than striving to work with its nature, as we faithfully attempt to see what its deepest needs are. 

    As earth is the most yin of the elements, the Ace of swords is about the power of yin energy, and how we can positively use it if we are willing to both love and listen to the deep wisdom it has to share with us.

    If the Ace of Swords comes up in a reading for you, look carefully at your problems, and know they are there to teach you something important, which, if you learn whatever it is they are trying to teach you, it will support and advance your spiritual growth.

    The Ace of Swords compels you to deal with the physical world and its challenges, to take care of your body, to acknowledge and work within your limits, exercise, eat vital and nourishing foods, and don’t be deterred or discouraged by the temporary darkness that may be making it difficult to see your way forward.

    As the Aces are ruled by Pluto, and Pluto corresponds to the 22nd Major Arcanum, 65, the number of this card, minus 22 equals 43 which is the 7 of Coins.  This means that to manifest anything in physical reality (Ace of Swords) we need to build lines of communication first, or another way of saying it is that whatever we construct in our mind is then what comes into physical being.


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