MENTAL FORCE TRUTH JUSTICE FORTITUDE
using mental force being objective thinking your way through finding out the facts analyzing the situation using your intellect applying logic and reason having fortitude overcoming adversity facing problems resolving a situation finding the strength to overcome surmounting obstacles being undaunted by setbacks seeking justice righting a wrong championing a cause doing what is right establishing the truth accepting responsibility wanting what is fair proceeding with truth dispelling doubts cutting through confusion seeing through illusions having clear understanding being honest finding out what is real
An Ace-Ace pair shows that a new spirit is entering your life. It draws on the energy of the Ace of Swords:
— intelligence, reason, justice, truth, clarity, perseverance plus one of these:
— Ace of Pentacles: prosperity, abundance, trust, security, groundedness
The Ace of Swords is a symbol of possibility in the area of intelligence, reason, justice, truth, clarity and fortitude. In readings, it shows that a seed of clear understanding has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognize it. When the seed sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a compelling idea, desire for the truth, call to justice, or a need to be honest. On the outside, it could be an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter or synchronistic event.
Sometimes this Ace stands for a challenge that will test you in some way. Life never goes smoothly for long. Sooner or later a hurdle shows up, and the Ace of Swords can tell you when one is coming. This card is also a reminder to you to face your challenge, whatever it is, with courage, honesty and a firm resolve. In every challenge, there is opportunity.
When you see the Ace of Swords, examine your life to see how its clean, sharp energy could work for you. Think about your problem objectively. Look for situations that are unjust or confusing and resolve to set them right. Above all else, commit to being honest and ethical. This card tells you that you do have the inner resources to overcome all obstacles and find the truth of your situation. That is the promise of the Ace of Swords. See also Lesson 13.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.