The Ace of Swords represents the beginning of a perhaps a painful situation, or one where this is a misuse or excess of power. Energy is being abused and in a negative way that is not helping the situation or the people involved. It can also indicate someone who is dwelling on past mistakes and confusing them for the present. We need to let go of our angst and choose to live freely in the now. This card may represent yourself or someone you are dealing with in your life. If it refers to you, as much as you want to hide away from it all, you must confront your issues and take stock of living in the now.