Ace Cards In Tarot

Ace cards in tarot

Welcome to the weekly numero-tarot reading for January the 21st, 2019. In this weeks reading I will dive into the ace cards in tarot, because when we look at the numerology of the week, all numbers break down to the number 1, and number 1 links to the Ace cards in the minor arcana, plus the Magician in the major arcana. Here’s the maths:

  • 21+22+23+24+25+26+27 (days of the week) which add up to 42, and then 4+2=6
  • Then we look at the month of the year being 1 (because January is the first month of the year)
  • Then we look at the year: 2019 (2+0+1+9=12, which is further reduced to 3 (1+2=3)
  • So, then we add:
  • 6+1+3=10, and 10 breaks down to 1 (1+0=1)

We always aim to break our numbers down to the smallest component to get the over-riding dominant vibration of the week.

The Ace Cards In Tarot

  • The Ace of Wands– Inspiration, new opportunities, growth, potential
  • The Ace of Pentacles-A new financial or career opportunity, manifestation, abundance
  • The Ace of Swords-Breakthroughs, new ideas, mental clarity, success
  • The Ace of Cups-Love, new relationships, compassion, creativity

The Magician In Tarot

The magician in tarotAh, the Magician-one of my most favourite cards in the whole tarot deck. He gathers his tools in order to bring his new idea down into the physical plane. He has his feet firmly planted on the ground while still remaining connected to the divine. A perfect balance of the spiritual and physical. The Magician is the 1st card in the major arcana (after the Fool, which is numbered 0). His influence urges us to find ways to make our new ideas and inspirations practical. He is connected to alchemy-the creative force to not only imagine something new, but to get down to work and consider what resources we have available to us to make our dreams, thoughts and ideas a reality.

The number 1 in numerology

As you may have already guessed, the number 1 is the vibration of new beginnings, the start of an adventure, the new plan, the new idea. It is related to the primal force-that urge to create something- the creative force that drives all life. You may have felt that the 1st of January this year was a good time to consider new plans and new directions, but, this week has far more favourable influences as far as the dominant vibrational pattern. The first week of January was actually dominated by the number 5 which can be a number of conflict and disharmony. So if you feel like those New Year resolutions have been hard to get a move on with, this week is the time to take the bull by the horns and go for it. After the holiday season and the parties of the new year and our routines been out of wack, this week is where things begin to settle back into a routine and the year really kicks of.

Ace of Wands

ace-of-wandsThe Ace of wands in tarot is related to the element of fire. Fire relates to the property of changing from one form to another. For example, it can melt steel, burn wood, shape glass and cook our food. When it comes to our passions, this card urges us to consider which direction feels the most inspiring to us. It is our inspired ideas which lead to the most change and shape shifting in our lives if we have the courage to follow the idea. In Chinese medicine the fire element is related to the heart. The heart has the most powerful electromagnetic field in our entire body, and thus entrains the rest of our body, mind and emotions.

Questions to consider:

  • What is your heart urging you to do?
  • Are you listening to the quiet wisdom of your heart?

The way you would know if you are or not is when you feel a certain calmness regarding a decision or direction your are pondering. It is a certain feeling of tranquility combined with a knowing. It feels joyful and inspired, but does not send you off in an imbalanced excited state. Daily meditation is the key to getting more in touch with this aspect of your heart.

Ace Of Pentacles

ace-of-pentacles in tarotThe Ace of Pentacles relates to the earth element, and this is where taking time to consider what our physical resources are when it comes to implementing a new path or new direction. For example, perhaps you want to renovate your house, but have not yet done a cost analysis in order to be sure you can bring your idea out of your head and into reality. Or, perhaps you are really keen to start a new exercise plan, but you have not yet mapped out the time each day you will actually commit to it. Most people fail to schedule their exercise sessions into their life to make it a reality, and therefore their new idea to exercise lasts a few days and then they go back to their old habits. This is an example of where the idea remains ‘in the clouds’, and not grounded in reality. So, take stock of all your resources in the physical realm this week when thinking about a new plan.

Questions to ask:

  • How much time do I realistically have to dedicate to something new?
  • How much money do I need in order to do what I want to do?
  • What people in my life may be able to help with what it is I want to do?

Ace Of Swords

The Ace of Swords in TarotThe Ace of Swords relates to new beginnings in the mental realm. If your life has been dominated by a sense of confusion of late, this week is a good week to set your mind straight and gain some clarity. The suit of swords relates to the element of air in tarot, and this element can change swiftly and be elusive. It may be a good week to write down and ‘catch’ those new ideas on paper and then test them with your heart (can you be calm AND excited about the idea?). New ideas can be elusive, so stay alert to them. You don’t want to miss any breakthroughs!

Questions to ask

  • Where and how will I store my ideas this week? Will I record a message on my phone, on a physical notepad, in an app, a desktop or sticky on notes?
  • When do I tend to get my best ideas? In the shower? Just before getting out of bed? At night? While I am exercising or meditating?

Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups in TarotThe Ace of Cups in tarot relates to the emotions, the spiritual realms and the element of water. It can indicate a time of healing which is instigated by a new beginning in your emotional world. Anything non tangible and subjective comes into play with the suit of Cups, and the Ace indicates a certain refreshment of the spirit and an ability for compassion whether that be for others or the self. This week may be positive for new beginnings within your love relationships or new love. It can also be a great time for healing within an existing relationship where new energies are present to be drawn from.

Questions to ask

  • Where might I need some healing emotionally?
  • Are there areas I need to show more compassion for towards others or myself?
  • What do I attribute to my higher self or higher power? Am I able to have faith in it this week? Am I able to surrender to the life giving energies of my deep creative force?

So, that’s a wrap for this week. Feel free to comment below and let me know what your new beginnings might be this week. Will you ride the wave of fresh inspiration, new directions and ideas?

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Liz is an intuitive tarot reader with 20 years experience. She loves exploring the patterns of the world through the time tested archetypal themes of the tarot as well as the language of numbers. Watch the weekly reading below.

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18 thoughts on “Ace cards in tarot”

  1. Thanks for yet another interesting post – I’ve been following your articles over the last few weeks and I love learning about the ‘ins and outs’ of each tarot card. 

    Being a musician, I’m really interested in the Magician card, as it seems to have some sort of link to our hidden creativity – would I be right in thinking so?

    1. Yes yes yes! I am also a musician and the Magician is one of my most favourite cards. I think it particularly appeals to musicians or artists of any kind because it is all about using tools for creation. The tools could be all sorts of things, but obviously for the performing artist it could be our instrument of choice, voice and the way we practice our craft in intelligent ways.  But, where people may not be ‘creative’ in this kind of way, the magician has a deeper meaning in that it relates to how we might use our time, what we focus on and whether or not we are allowing something bigger than ourselves to guide our actions at the same time as keeping our feet planted on the ground to be able to take solid action on our inspirations.

  2. Hey! This is awesome cards tarot, a friend of mine has been doing this all the time but most often he will just do the math and bring out the final answer without breaking down this for one to fully understand. But the way you break down the numbers is incredible it has made me develop interest in tarot. I will be visiting often for new updates.


  3. Thanks for the video and describing each quality of the Ace tarot cards. I have always been interested in Tarot and numerology in the past. I feel the Ace of Pentacles, reminds me of better planning and staying grounded. I really relieved to hear that better energies are coming around the 21st! Time to make time for daily meditation, finding peace of mind and heart and focus on my goals with a positive outlook towards the future.

    1. Hi Cheriri! Glad you enjoyed the post. Yes I love the meaning of the Ace of Pentacles too. Very practical and down to earth. I would not necessarily say that ‘better’ energies are coming, but most definitely NEW energies. Make what you will of that information. But conscious creation such as daily meditation and finding peace certainly ups the chances of a positive future! πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve got to understand that tarot doesn’t change the future, it only helps to anticipate the future. I personally don’t believe so much in it but I’ve seen it work out for some friends who do believe in it. I kinda believe in living day by day, what the future holds should be in the future. 

    1. Yes agreed! It helps you anticipate the future and create the most positive path for yourself. But definitely not something that is set in stone. I believe we have free will. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Emmanuel Buysse

    Great post and good info.

    The ace of wands it what I could use now, growth and potential. 

    Im doing something new now, and it is small, but has potential, but it needs growth. 

    Anyway, I always believed in tarot cards, some think I’m crazy, but I think that they have a truth in it. 

    Thanks for sharing this with us! 

    1. Lol some think I am crazy too Emmanuel haha! But life would be boring if we all believed the same thing. πŸ™‚

  6. Hi liz.  Thank you for sharing this information with me. 

    I have never really understood or believed in tarot readings but thought I would keep an open mind and give your article a read.

    I am Glad that I did as you make everything so clear and easy to follow. 

    I guess my body and mind  are not tuned into being spiritual as I have been struggling lately with a lot of stress.

    Which card would you use to help me as I am looking to grow my friendship circle?

    Keep up the good work and best of luck to you.


    1. Hey Matthew, it has been said that one of the reasons we struggle with stress in the first place is because we don’t allow ourselves to be guided by something larger than ourselves. Some would call this spirituality, others would call it their higher wisdom or higher guides, and others would call it something else. I don’t feel the table is that important, it just needs to be meaningful for you. That being said, in relation to a card to focus on to expand your friendship group-well, there are many. One might of the 3 of Wands, 3 of Cups, 3 of Pentacles. But another way to go about it is to focus on an actual tarot reading, where you might shuffle the cards while pondering the question and pull out three random cards where the first one represents an opportunity, the second one represents a block and the third one represents the key to unlocking the opportunity. As you ponder the meanings of each of the cards (google search for them-there are thousands of tarot meanings online!) you have randomly selected, you begin to put together a story which can provide clues as to how you might begin to expand your friendships. Write down your impressions of the three cards and the ideas that float into your mind. There is no right or wrong answer-there is just your imagination and trusting your own instincts.

  7. I’m a Christian and I’m new to this. Being so stressed with my business, I am searching on the Internet to find ways to reduce stress, and I landed in this article of yours. I wanna make myself look younger. I’ve heard this Tarot thing before, I didn’t understand all these, until I read your article here. Like I said, I’m a Christian, and I wonder if using Tarot is acceptable to Christians. Do you know of people who are like me but are now benefiting from Numerology?

    1. Hello Gomer,  many christians unfortunately associate the tarot with evil things. This is such a shame because tarot is strongly based in paganism and pagans were part of the early christian church. The history is long and goes back to the templar knights and the split of the church from Gnostic origins into something that was multifaceted and a lot of mystical knowledge was lost. It depends on what kind of Christian you are I guess-one that is open minded, or one that tends to associate God with fear….Tarot can help anyone regardless of their beliefs  if they are open to looking at life in a symbolic kind of way. πŸ™‚

  8. I have heard about tarot card before but this is the first time I am privileged to have some in-depth knowledge about the significance of each card. Although I am not so familiar with mysticism, I think the wisdom shared makes practical sense in everyday living.For instance, I can easily relate with what I read about the Ace of Wands. When I am about taking a decision, sometimes I tend to delay a bit, but if I continue getting signals firing me up to do something, then I know it is something I must do. And after taking a decision, when I feel a certain calmness, I know I have made the right decision.I still need to do some further reading on numerology in order to understand how this whole thing works.

    1. Thanks for stopping by phrane. πŸ™‚ This is what I like about Tarot-it can provide a framework for practical advice. It can go deep into mysticism, or it can bring us back into the practical realm. Very versatile!

  9. Hi:

    Very nice post. I never really understood how you card readers reach the conclusion on what number to begin with.

    I loved the way you lead us to the discover of the number 1. 

    The reduction of numbers into it’s smallest forms is also an amazing concept. 

    Cards have always been a mystery to me and to be able to understand a little more the method behind the magic was really fun!

    Keep up the the good work,


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