45. L’As d’Epee

The Ace of Swords from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Ace of Swords


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 63
  • Petit Etteilla: Ace of Spades

Image Description

Emerging from the left side of the card, a pink-gloved hand holds a sword encircled by a crown. The black of the sword is shaped like a serpent that curves around in a circle to bite itself. It is patterned with red, blue, and green diamonds. The crown has ribbon bows and feathers tied to it. The sword hilt has a small oval portrait of a Harlequin at the bottom. There is a sun in each of the card’s upper corners.



Extreme, large, excessive, over-the-top, extremely, passionately, excessively, furious, choleric, fit of anger, fury, rage, quarreling, choler, vehemence, animosity, transport, impulse, extremity, boundaries, confines, ends, limits, last, last extremity.


Pregnancy, engendering, conception, birthing, childbirth, production, composition, fertilization, pollination, increase, augmentation, multiplication.