The Ace of Swords represents the Primordial Energy of Air. Air being the combination of Fire and Water, lacks the individual Purity of the two, as well as the focus. Therefore, as Wind it goes which every way it the heated currents send it. In other words, any idea will do.
Being an Ace, it is the seed of mind, It is the First card of Mind and is the Sword of the Magus, with its twenty- two rayed diadem of light. 22= 2x11, which is the Magical manifestation of Chokmah, Wisdom and the Logos. Accordingly, Crowley put the Word of Law upon the blade which sends forth a blaze of light that banished the dark clouds of the Mind,
Raised up ward, The Ace of Swords invokes the Divine Crown of Spiritual Brightness. The fact that it is an invoked device places it in contrast to a natural force and can be for good or evil. We all know that the Mind is not necessarily evil or good----as any idea will do for the Mind's concentration of conscious (invoked) force; it's lack of empathy makes it appear evil.
However, the Ace of Swords also represents a whirling force of strength gained through trouble. it is a singular affirmation of Justice, upholding Divine Authority, and can also be the Sword of Wrath, Punishment and affliction.
Often when thrown in a reading, it means that justice will prevail in an issue within a years time.
We all would like to think that there is a good thought although we think that "be love" is a good thought----it isn't. Simply because Love is not a thought it is a force in action. Thought being what it is, idea, makes it a deep dark and slippery mystery. That is why the Supreme Spirit Identity, made human bodies. Thought must be felt in the most sensual detail, to insure its viability to empower and liberate the Alive from self imposed operational limitation. If you feel bad about someones reaction to you------you're not paying attention to why you have a body. The Body you own, operate and delight in, is a power tool whose very purpose is to react to Your thought....it can't give sensation (feelings) to any
thought outside of it! It is the thoughts of the inhabiting consciousness that the body feels, Others can't make you feel anything by their thoughts! So if you have "bad feelings", it's your very own thought process that is causing them---not someone else. If you wish to use the body as a proper "thought filtering power device" you must be as the Magus, and be the Will of the body, giving none of the bodies action to "others". I AM Me, has nothing to do with the weakness of seeking validation. You are made manifest, which is a description of Truth. Truth says, " If made manifest,you had to be made by Divine Validation". No other validation is to be sought. or needs to be sought. Beware thoughts, they are not truth, and they are tricky places to reside in, Mind is a deceiver , not because it is evil, but because ANY THOUGHT WILL DO...there is no consideration of empathy.
The sensual human body, is a test bed for thought and will tell you, by its reaction to your thought, what expands and liberates its power to act or what depletes its abilities to function properly. Remember, Think ill of anyone, place or thing, and you will feel ill. Think Well, and you,ll feel well. That is why the best balanced way to operate is "Do unto another, as you would have done to you."-----your life becomes a joyous/happy/wealthy motion in such a mental state! Don't Trust thoughts, examine them, Remember, you are not a thought, You are a Thinker.Thinkers are not thought, anymore than a truck diver is a truck. Thought is what you do to operate a sensual living vehicle for your own personal self awareness. Being Invisible Spirit, you need to create a self image to be "self-aware". . The Body is a gift that clarifies thought for Wise creation and greater self-awareness. "Above all things Know thyself ", is Why The Invisible Divine built a universe of images. God Knows God through creation!
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you and yours live long and prosper!