I suppose it is only befitting that for my first post I should talk about the four aces for they always represent that BEGINNING ENERGY. They are said to reside at the four corners of the North Pole and are literally the conduit that implements that particular element (wands, swords, cups, pentacles.) The energy for the element comes from the astral realm and zaps the ACE and it is manifested into our material world.
In a reading, the ace always represent that beginning force so for example, if one draws an Ace of Pentacles, it can be assured that a new financial or material opportunity (money, new career offer, cars, boats, etc) is being manifested. Very simply put, Ace of Cups is new emotions, Ace of Swords new mental thoughts or energy and Ace of Wands new action or adventure.
The importance of Aces showing up in spreads can not be underestimated. Some readers have felt that they are so important that you should throw out the entire rest of the spread and by default focus only on the ace(s) remaining. This is a bit extreme but contextually drives the point home- the aces are POTENT and POWERFUL. Please refer to this little chart to help you discern the implication of that power according to how many aces are drawn.
4 ACES - THIS WOULD INDICATE TREMENDOUS POWER AND FORCE, THE COSMOS ARE LITERALLY OPENING UP TO GRANT YOU THE SUBJECT OR ISSUE IN QUESTION
3 ACES - GREAT SUCCESS AND RICHES, AGAIN DEPENDING ON SUBJECT. HOWEVER, EVEN IF THE SUBJECT WAS MONEY OR MATERIAL AND YOU HAD THE OTHER THREE ACES, THE CARDS ARE STILL GIVING YOU MAJOR FLASHING GREEN LIGHTS TO GO AHEAD!
2 ACES - THIS INDICATES A DUALITY HAPPENING WITH THE SUBJECT IN QUESTION AND VERY POSSIBLY POINTS TO SOME TRICKERY OR DECEIT THE CARDS ARE TRYING TO WARN YOU ABOUT. FOCUS ON THE SUITS OF THE TWO ACES, WHERE THEY ARE IN THE SPREAD AND LOOK FOR THE MEANING OF THE APPARENT DUALITY.
1 ACE - THE ENTIRE POWER OF THE SPREAD IS RESTING AND POINTING TO THIS ACE, WHATEVER IT IS AND WHEREVER IN THE SPREAD. IT IS THE NEW BEGINNING OF THAT ELEMENT WITH ALL THE OTHER CARDS IN THE SPREAD REVOLVING AROUND IT.