Monday, April 20, 2009

The Ace of Wands

Key Words for the Ace of Wands:

  • Passion
  • Direction
  • Concentration of will
  • Ignition
  • Gut Instinct
  • Fertility
  • Conception
  • Expansion
  • Initiation
  • Aspiration
  • Creativity
  • Energizing
  • Resourcefulness

Meaning of The Ace of Wands:

This card is all about passion and energy. If you pull this card in a reading are in for an amazing adventure. This card marks the beginning of a new adventure - especially anything that involves creativity. This card signifies action - doing something physical to realise your goals. The ace can also note that in your rush to see rewards you may ignore the planning stage.

The ace of wands can serve as a reminder to use the creative control we have in our lives. Looking at the card note the hand holding out the wand as symbolizing our passion. This indicates our ability to control our desire and allow the passion to ignite us to reach our goals. This card deals with creative insight. A new creative opportunity is in the works. Take the first steps using your creative energy. Use your gut instinct. a time of passion is beginning. Be original, use creative potential.

This card is a bright one in a tarot spread, one that holds the promise of the building of positive energy, motion and direction into something wonderful.

The Ace of wands sizzles with energy, it seems to have a fire behind it, a driving force, the fire of life. The wands represent will. It makes us do things. Wands are about motivation as they deal with our ambitions and our concept about ourselves. Therefore when you see this ace we can assume that essentially what is being talked about is an act of will.

Ace of Wands Could Signify:
  • New career or new business venture, look at surrounding cards to confirm this.
  • Could signify a birth in the family or pregnancy -look for other 'baby' cards like the Princess/Page of Cups, or the Ace or 3 of Cups.
  • A new phase in life - look at surrounding cards to see areas most affected by new force.
  • Opportunities -creative or work related.
  • Great sexual energy
  • The love of living
  • The beginning of a new concept, business, enterprise or relationship.
  • A new idea, inspiration with a burst of energy.
  • A very raw energy, potent and powerful yet very headstrong and reckless. If a new project it could also signal rushing headfirst, missing planning stage in order to see rewards, getting carried away and not considering things thoroughly.


  • Hidden things, ambiguity and mystery. The hand emerging from the clouds indicate a hidden idea in our minds coming out into the clear light of day.
  • can indicate underlying beliefs that may hold us back.
  • the hand appearing from the cloud represents the inspiration of the unconscious.
  • Challenges, accomplishments, aspirations
  • We climb mountains, each step brings us closer to the peak. the peak (highest point) can be associated with a goal that we desire to reach. the mountain id rigid and unbending, a reminder that we cannot change the mountain, only how we react to the challenge in order to overcome it. But there is the great hope that is we persevere through we shall reach the peak ( goal, aspiration) as the peak will always be there.
The Castle:

In the background can represent civilization.

Reversed - Ill Dignified


  • Too much - too soon
  • Greed
  • Impotence- unable to act decisively.
  • More direction needed
  • Sterility
When the Ace of Wands is reversed in may be that the querent should be getting excited about a new ambition or prospect but does not feel it.

This card reversed could also signal conflict and could be trying to convey that it may be time to handle and control your emotions instead of letting your desires control you.

This card reversed could be an indication that you are stuck in a runt, maybe creatively blocked, can't get started on something.

This could highlight the need to complete outstanding projects before starting new ones.

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