Each time I read in this way, I add to my own experience of the arcana, the journey is evolutionary. I hope that my reflections will add something to your own understanding of this mystical and ancient craft.
I drew this morning’s card after I had chosen a crystal for the day. This may be a different way of working for you, but more and more I like to choose one of the ‘stone people’ from the earth to guide and focus my readings.
Blue Kyanite is a beautiful stone, one I am particularly drawn to and I tend to use it frequently. One reason for this is that it opens a channel to spirituality and our highest purpose, working through the third eye chakra. Using this stone will add your intuition and help you to focus your psychic awareness.
All the aces signify a gift, offered without prejudice, their energies unformed.
As in all the suits, the energy of the Ace of Swords may be used for good or ill – literally a double edged blade.
Instead of a hand holding a sword aloft, the sword nestles, point down, into a wildly growing profusion of red roses. Like the sword, roses are both beautiful and dangerous, as the thorny stem twining around the blade reminds us.
Swords are about the intellect and communication. Words have power, they may be used to harm or to heal – perhaps that is why the point faces downwards.
The clouds behind the sword symbolise thought processes: pink for the heart chakra and compassion, white for clarity of purpose and pure intent, grey for wisdom and of course, stormy weather.
The hilt of the sword resembles a great pair of wings – this reminds me of an angels wings. What does it say to you?
Take the gift of the ace and use it well, for it was said:
Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related