Today I drew the Ace of Swords. The aces in the deck are all associated with the top, center Sephira in the Tree of Life. This Sephira is named Kether and is associated with the all and everything, in other words, the substance from which all is made of and which permeates everything in the created universe. The aces therefore represent the essence of their suite. For the swords, this is the essence of masculine, invoked power, represented in part by the intellect. This is the card of the essence of air, the color yellow, and the cutting blade of the intellect. The three points on the crown represent the triple crown of creation, and invoke Kether’s position at the top of the tree of life. Because Kether is on the central (neutral) pillar on the tree of life, the card represents the pure invoked masculine, as opposed to the uninvoked, natural masculine of the Ace of Wands. The neutrality in the Ace of Swords means that the blade of the sword falls where it is directed, whether that is seen as good or evil. The energy of the Ace of Swords does not care. It’s just the pure form of the invoked masculine.