By Keen Editorial Staff

Cartomancy has been around for centuries ever since playing cards were first introduced to Europe. Decks can be used as powerful tools for fortune-telling and this art form can run parallel to tarot readings to give seekers insight into certain areas of their lives. 

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Each card in the standard 52-card deck is rich in meaning and can be interpreted in several different ways depending on the area of your life you are asking about as well as the surrounding cards. The Ace of Spades symbolizes mental clarity and new ideas. In French fortune-telling tradition, the Ace of Spades can indicate bad fortune and even death. However, like with tarot, there are multiple ways you can interpret a card and a lot of meaning is derived from their relationship to the surrounding cards in a cartomancy reading. Below is a complete guide to its interpretations. 

Ace of Spades Key Facts

Suit: Spades

Upright Meaning: New ideas, mental clarity, new ways of thinking, focus, a new beginning brought on by a change in attitude

Reversed Meaning: Confusion, miscommunication, clouded judgment

Yes or No: Yes, you know this is truth

Tarot Card: Ace of Swords

Star Sign: Libra

Ace of Spades Description

One large spade lies in the center of this card. Its sharp point connotes a sword, related to the Ace of Swords tarot card which depicts a sword emerging from a cloud. Spades concern mental energy and communication and are associated with the element, air. Since the card features one singular spade this gives unified energy, connoting mental clarity or the birth of a new idea. 

Ace of Spades General Meaning

An excellent omen to receive, the Ace of Spades suggests a breakthrough and a new beginning. It is likely that the seeker has been struck with major changes that have brought on deeper wisdom as to why things didn’t work out in the past. They may be reaching heightened levels of self-awareness.

The Ace of Spades is a positive card – if you are making investments or starting a new relationship, this playing card is a green light that things are going to work out.

Ace of Spades Love

The Ace of Spades in a love reading can indicate a renewal in a relationship – you may be experiencing a breakthrough in communication where you are able to discuss several topics and find solutions to your issues. More than likely, you are able to talk to your partner for hours and both see eye to eye on a range of topics. The connection between you is strong because you both are intellectually on the same page. 

The Ace of Spades concerns new ideas and mental clarity. In a singles love reading, you may be experiencing an epiphany in what it is you want from a partner. You may be getting some clarity on why it didn’t work out with previous partners and breaking old habits of attracting relationships that weren’t right for you. 

Ace of Spades Career

Since aces always represent new beginnings, it is likely that pulling this playing card in a career reading is telling you that you may receive a new job or position that you find more intellectually stimulating. 

If you have an idea for a creative project, you may be about to put it into action. The renewal energy of the ace suggests you might be learning new skills at this time that can help you further your career. 

Another interpretation is that you are receiving some new ideas on what direction to take. At work, you may be offering a lot of great, innovative thoughts to your team that are helping tasks run smoothly. You could be creating plans or implementing strategies that are effective.

Ace of Spades Yes or No

The Ace of Spades is a strong yes from the universe. It is likely you already knew this answer before you asked the question. Things are looking up for you. The decisions you make will pave a foundation for you to grow, especially if your question concerns finances, career, or investments. 
Want to learn more about cartomancy? Check out our yes/no guide to the playing cards. This guide helps you better understand how to read individual cards and how to interpret them with one another in a reading.

Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity. 

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