Sola Busca Tarot (1491): Ace of Swords
Swords were typically depicted with curved blades in ancient tarot decks to distinguish them from staves. They correspond to the playing card suit of Spades, (in Italian, spada means sword). This suit represents the element Air, and the social classes of Nobility and Military. Swords are considered a Masculine suit. Swords typically represent intellect, reason, mental clarity, and the sciences. They may also represent conflicts surrounding the questioner.
The Aces typically concern beginnings. They may represent something new that is coming or being offered, conception, inspiration and new ideas, or the start of something bigger.
Raw power. Victory. Break-through. Mental clarity.
The Ace of Swords usually indicates a new, decisive ability and cutting through confusion, taking a radical decision or standpoint, and a new ability to see through deception and expose it.
Reversed Meaning: Confusion. Chaos. Lack of clarity.
This card is a warning against allowing confusion and chaos to control a situation. Take a step back and clear your head. Gather the facts and start making decisions.