The Aces are new beginnings, seeds, gifts, opportunities for abundance and an influx of powerful energy. Often they enter our lives out of the blue and sometimes nothing becomes of them. Other times they are the beginning of a wonderful new connection or a fresh new start in an existing situation.
So what do they mean specifically in a reading about matters of the heart?
The Ace of Wands is a spark of passionate energy. This is the ultimate mojo card. If you get this card in a love reading, you can count on at least one person being powerfully attracted to the other. Charisma abounds.
However, a spark is a thing of the moment. This is something that could fizzle and die if not acted on.
Depending on surrounding cards or if it comes out reversed, it could be a superficial attraction, lacking in depth and intimacy.
The Ace of Wands is the root of our very life force energy. Therefore it relates to sexual energy in both males and females but for obvious reasons it relates more to male virility and sexual health. A reversal could indicate impotence.
Intimate moments signified by the Ace of Wands will be passionate and physically vigorous but may not always lead to a deepening of emotional bonds. They are about being in the moment.
The highest aspect of this card is the gift of unconditional love, which is a chance for the divine to shine through us.
This is the most emotionally intimate of all the Aces, relating directly to an outpouring of love. If you find this card in a reading and know that it relates to how you feel about someone, you may want to make sure they feel the same as you are likely to get powerfully hooked on them if you ‘go there.’
Reversed or ill dignified, it can indicate withholding affection or devotion.
This is also a symbol of conception, heralding a pregnancy, especially together with The Empress or The Sun.
If it shows up in a reading for an existing relationship, there is a chance to change the way you communicate for the better. It could also mean that someone is thinking about the relationship in a new and different way.
Reversed or ill dignified it signifies break-downs in communication or withholding of affection the form of words. It can even mean that someone is mean and sharp-tongued.
In intimate situations, the Ace of Swords could mean using language to arouse each other or deciding to try something new and experimental.
In a reading for an existing relationship, it could mean a new focus where you decide to work toward financial success or to start a fitness regime.
Reversed or ill dignified, this Ace can symbolise an obsession with the physical and material side of the relationship. One or both of you could be more concerned with appearances than with depth of emotion.
In an intimate setting, the Ace of Pentacle signifies a focus on achieving climax or surrendering to animal instincts.