The Ace of Swords features the diving loon of “Anecdotes,” an homage to the album’s title. It is swiftness and precision, plunging straight to its target. It can also mean more generally a descent or fall. Another interpretation of this card is exposure: starkly silhouetted against the moon, the loon is alone and highly visible to friend and foe alike.
This card links to the Ten of Swords, which shows another, more reflective, mirror.