the ace of swords is a card that brings us clarity, or the opportunity for clarity. it is sharp and poised correctly to cut threw the confusion within ourselves, our relationships, or our lives at this moment. the cut may cause pain or conflict, but it will be quick and clean. the aces in tarot force us to make a change, to move forward, to be elevated. the ace of swords is strong, distinct, forceful, and willing. thus you must also be willing. you must choose to show up. you must make the change yourself and you will be supported in doing so. during this time, you must stay balanced, focused, and reflective. with the ace of swords, truths will be revealed and you must be open and ready to receive them. choose the path of seeking truth and follow the sword as it cuts through the vines that were blocking your way.
the ace of swords is calling you to show up. show up for your life. show up for yourself. show up for your purpose. show up for your bliss and fulfillment. show up to walk the path of truth seeking, for your inner truths and universal truths. sometimes the first step is really the hardest. making the decision that you want to create change can bring up fear that has the ability to bring us to halt. this is where devotion comes in. when we are devoted to ourselves and devoted to our path, we choose to continue moving forward despite obstacles. devotion does not come to us immediately. it is a practice. it is a strength we develop as we continue to show up for ourselves and for our lives. devotion gains strength with every step we take forward. when we practice devotion, we become unstoppable.
as making the choice to show up or take the first step may be the hardest step, it is also the most important. once you are on the path, there is the possibility and possibly even inevitable truth that it will bring you fulfillment along the way. even when obstacles arise, we must find ways to enjoy the journey, because it is a forever journey. when our journey is truly our own and we are living in alignment with ourselves, our desires, our needs, and our purpose, it will come naturally to feel devoted and enjoy the journey. thus tuning in to our desires is the next important step on our path. when we are in tune with our desires, we can then align our lives with those desires. and as the ace of swords guarantees, those desires will be fulfilled as we move towards them. Paulo Coelho in the Alchemist states "and when we want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it." this belief strengthens our devotion to our desires, to ourselves, to our path. along our path, we must create new beliefs that we can stand by and that support us on our path. the ace of swords asks us to believe in ourselves, to believe that we can make positive change, to believe that we are supported in our steps to move forward.
whether this is the first step onto our path to following our desires and seeking our truth or a continued or renewed step, this is the opportunity for a new beginning. and we have the ability to create the next chapter after we begin.