Numerical Value: 1
Key Concepts: Endings, Worries, and Trouble
The ace of spades is a peculiar card. It’s the card of power in games, but it is a card that heralds problems in cartomancy. Whenever the ace of spades pops up as an answer to the question, it is always best to reassess the situation because you are more than likely missing a key aspect which could change the tides and make things bode in your favor. It can also indicate that the querent is simply critically assessing the situation instead of necessarily making a solid decision. However, if the apex is turned downward in a reading about what someone is thinking, it tends to represent a sense of finality: the person has already made up their mind and there’s nothing that can be done to change it.
Apart from mental states, the ace of spades can indicate endings of various sorts, almost similar to the Death card in Tarot. Both cards will indicate transitions in which something is ending as it normally does. For example, back when I was in school, I remember the ace of spades (and sometimes the 6 of spades which has very similar connotations as the ace of spades) will pop up whenever I did readings towards the end of the academic year. In other situations, especially when coupled with the 6 of spades, the 5 of spades, the 10 of spades, or the 9 of spades, the ace of spades can indicate permanent and sometimes painful endings like death. It can indicate a relationship is about to end or that its time to apply energy elsewhere.
Yes, the ace of spades can indicate painful situations, but it is nothing to be afraid of. In matter of fact, it’s probably a good idea to contemplate on ace of spades-like things as a reminder that what comes up must eventually come down. All good things must come to an end, so enjoy the moment but keep a level head.