Understanding the Tarot - The Meanings of the Cards
The Suit of Cups

Ace of Swords

The beginning of the movements and struggles nearing the completion. The culmination of the efforts to make the person self sufficient. This card describes great force, where giving up is not an option. The conquest or triumph is at hand.

Ace of Swords Reversed

Attempting to achieve the ending results through trickery or deceit. Having a child to save the relationship is not the way to make it work.