The Ace of Swords Tarot Card
A sharper mind. A clearer focus. A new birth of energy. Developing and following through on new projects. There may be some questions or uncertainties, but the energy of the sword will cut through the red tape. This card is sometimes thought to suggest surgery, and often thought to represent "the pen". Therefore it is a particularly good omen for new projects involving writing. Though the card represents ambition and determination, it is also a card of fairness and justice.
Pretty much the direct opposite of the upright aspect. A bad omen for new projects. A lack of ambition. Difficulty focusing thoughts or making plans. A warning to avoid taking on too much. As this card often represents writing, reversed it may represent writer's block, or lack of creativity. The need for compromise is indicated.