The Ace of Swords calls on us to not be afraid to make a leap if it's in our best interests. Muster your courage and take that first step on the road to understanding.
Should the card be inverted, then there is something stopping you from beginning and you must understand why before continuing. Take that sword and cut through the veil. Expose the deception.
With the prospect of a lone sword of great power, many see the sword itself as the Arthurian sword Excalibur.