Ace of swords and predicting time.
Using the suit of swords to determine the age of someone.
I often get’s asked when predicting about people coming into someone’s life: ‘How old is this person?’ The court cards can often be an inaccurate tool in determining someone’s age for 2 main reasons. 1. The court cards read the person’s energies. The elderly sometimes come up as pages and youth can come up as kings. 2. Kings often show up when someone is in the prime of their lives, and that is individually for everyone.
When it comes to dealing with time there is one card that represents the essence of time and that is Ace of swords. By reading the Ace of swords as time the whole suit of the swords can be given the theme of time. I only use the cards between ace of swords to ten of swords (and not the court cards): 5 of swords is the same age as you, 4 of swords is a couple of years younger, 3 of swords about 5-10 years younger, 2 of swords is over 10 years younger and ace of swords is over 15 years younger. The same goes upwards. 6 of swords is a couple of years older, 7 of swords is 5-10 years older, 8 of swords is 10-15 yeas older, 9 of swords is 15-20 years older, 10 of swords is over 20 years older.
You can also predict age using a set time frame.
For example, if you are asking about meeting a soulmate and you want to determine the age of the soulmate seen in the cards then you can give the cards ace of swords to 10 of swords an age frame of 20 years. If you are yourself in your 20ies it could be beneficial to ask from 20-40. Each sword card from ace of swords to ten of swords is 2 years, ace of sword is 20-22, two of swords is 22-24, three of swords is 24-26, four of swords is 26-28, five of swords is 28-30, six of swords is 30-32, seven of swords is 32-34, eight of swords is 34-36, nine of swords is 36-38 and ten of swords is 38-40. Shuffle the whole deck and ask how old is this person and lay out one card at the time. The first sword card between ace of swords and ten of swords give you the answer.
Sometimes we don’t have a set time frame like the example above. You can still use this method, though. Ace of swords means very young, five of swords means middle of life (around 40+) and ten of swords means old age.
Ace of swords and timing of events
You can also use this method to determine when something will happen in your own or in someone else’s life. Will it happen soon (ace of swords) or in the far distant future (ten of swords).
Always use your intuition when reading the tarot cards. Learn more about developing your intuition using the tarot here.
Learn more about the tarot card meaning in Ace of swords here.