Interpretations most troubling, comes from the fact that Aces are above and beyond, the numbered cards as Kether is above and beyond the rest of the Tree of Life. Kether is said to be symbolized only by the topmost point of the Yod of Tetragrammaton.
It may help us to understand the Aces better if we realize that they form a link between the "small cards" (minor arcana) and the Princesses, who rule the Heavens around the North Pole. Now, I don't mean there are a "ring around the rosy" of female gods dancing in the sky around the North Pole. Rather,The Great Pyramid is the Meridian and the rule of the elements goes East, in the order of Tetragrammaton, Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Thus, the Aces-Princesses of Wands, roughly covers Asia:,Cups the Pacific Ocean, Swords the Americas, Disks Europe and Africa. Studying the Shield of David and/or the Pentagram, which represents the Spirit ruling the Four Elements (The symbol for the Triumph of Man) may help in furthering the understanding of the Princesses reign.
Princesses, as all court cards, are of the Mind (Greater Self) , archetypes of Personal Power Manipulation. They are Feminine, thus Magnetic (formulative) Personality Forces.... Mental-Forces that manipulate in the Name of the Great Work. for the purpose of "expanding and liberating conscious Life Forms" from their own self-imposed limitations. These Princesses are of the Wyrd (old English meaning,:to weave) and the Aces are the seeds of an Element that these Princesses process into "Threads" in order to Weave the Tapestry we call expansive-Life. They are comparable to Personalities of the Native American concept of Spider Woman. I often think of the Princesses as working archetypes of the Great Mother, who Understands the Idea of the Great Father, thus sending a pattern to the Working Girls in the Universal Shop of "I AM", of Weaving Understanding into a operating system-" software as a "Me"; they weave an essence into an energy-in-motion (emotional) manifestation.
Aces are like "single celled" organisms in the Great Sea... seemingly so insubstantial that they are .almost impossible to see unless we use the Magnification provided by Understanding the Princesses who build "All that is substance" from the insubstantial.
For instance, nothing seems more insubstantial than the Essence of Spirit, Fire.
The Hebrew Letter Shin, Fire, has to do double duty as Spirit as well...for Spirit is the Passionate Heat of Goddess/God that is known as the Lust to be and as Lust, it is hard to grasp its beginning. But this Fiery Lust of the Greater Mind (Macrocosm) is the essence of the Big Bang,that began the Microcosm. This is just as hard to understand as the thought that in a moment of Self -analysis a Singularity began all the diversity around and in us.
Thus Kether, is too expansive to pin point, and thus the Aces simmer in waves of invisible possibility, whose direction is supplied by the Princesses.
I've heard the Aces compared to ovum but that is in error, The Aces are the essence of ovum, and can only become Ovum, that is impregnated by the spermatozoa of the male electric force, within the Womb that is a Princess.
The Ace of Wands, is Spirit/Kether, which is an essence of Everything but is No-thing, it is the Movement within the Motion of Energy. As you can foresee, Spirit is representative of Kether, acts like the escence of Fire but is as contemptuous of definitive explanation, as is any attempt to explain the unexplainable ..... that's about as far as the brain can go with Kether and more often than not, the Aces.
The next blog will attempt to explain the Ace of Wands and the Princess of Wands, in order to hopefully dispel some of the confusion I have generated so far.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.