Aces are a big deal in the Minor Arcana of the tarot and you can compare Aces to the Magician in the Major Arcana. The Magician is card 1, which is a number that rules new beginnings, and the same applies to the Aces as well. That means they represent brand new beginnings to new journeys in certain areas of life.
This means when an Ace comes up in a reading, it can be a great time to start a new project, a new relationship, or a family or something else that you have been wanting to start in your life. That all depends on the type of reading you have and the other cards surrounding it. However, let’s briefly go over what the Aces mean in all 4 suits.
The Ace Of Wands
This is a time to start new creative projects, or start a new career, or take action and follow your dreams. For instance, if you have been having the urge to write a book and this card comes up in a reading upright, then depending on the other cards around – go ahead. Even if there are challenging cards around such as the 7 of Swords or the 5 of Cups in the same spread, it is still telling you to do it but you may be dealing with obstacles such as jealous and competitive people or other disappointments. But don’t let that stop you.
The Ace Of Swords
This is a time when you will be getting new ideas and this is also a time to self-advocate. You will also be starting on intellectual projects as well if the spread this comes up in supports that. But this is a time of learning new things and gaining self-confidence as a result. This can also be a card that comes up that suggests that you may be taking a new course. And if you are planning to do so and it comes up, it confirms that you are on the right path.
The Ace Of Cups
When this card comes up, it can signify that there is a new relationship on the horizon. Or if there is not, then you will develop feelings for something that is brand new in your life, or it may be a case of developing self-love. It is a great card to come up if you are making positive changes with your lifestyle and habits as well which is a sign of self-love which you did not have before. Additionally, this card can come up as well if you are about to learn a new skill that you will be fond of a lot, and it can represent creativity as well.
The Ace Of Pentacles
If you are planning to start a new business and this card comes up, then that is a great sign because this card can represent new businesses. Also, if you are developing a sense of self-worth, this card also comes up. Or, your value system may go through some shifts as well which is a sign of this card coming up. Starting financial projects also will be successful, and it is a reminder to keep working hard because it will pay off.
This means when an Ace card comes up in a reading, then you know that you are about to embark something brand new!