The Ace of Swords sees Athene in her role as goddess of justice who attended to Orestes’ plea for help when he was pursued by the Furies. When the jury she set up became tied in their final verdict, it was Athene who used her incisive intellect to cast the deciding verdict and engineer a solution that gave Orestes peace and appeased the Furies.
This gives the Ace of Swords the doubled edged aspect of using the mind to resolve or create conflicts. The cutting power of the mind, and the convictions and ideas it creates spur actions and consequences that can be positive or take a negative turn depending on the motives of the individual.
The Ace of Swords, as the first of the Swords suit, also signifies new viewpoints stemming from conflict with old ways, and the awakening of mental powers that could change your life. ⚔️