The Ace of Wands Tarot Card

The Ace of Wands Tarot Card

The Ace of Wands

Tarot Card Number: 5

The Ace of Wands Tarot Card Description

The card shows a right hand holding a wooden stick with branches and leaves. Some of the leaves are falling. In the background one can see a river running under a hill, upon which is a castle. This card is often used to represent Spring and the direction of south.

Primary Meaning

As the Aces are the beginning of a cycle, the primary meaning of The Ace of Wands Tarot Card points to that of a new idea or business opportunity. It shows inventiveness and there might be a proposal, phone call or a letter indicating a potential business opportunity. A new beginning

It would be a good card to turn up in case of a question relating a new business or endeavor. But this card is related to the work or the project itself, not the profitability or financial matters relating to it. For that one needs to look at the surrounding cards.

The Wands Tarot Card Suit relates to the career and the view towards the career. Therefor it’s possible that the cards are indicating the Questioners ideas about his career, rather than actual career relating matters.

Because of this, the card could symbolize the birth of an idea of a business venture in stead of being the business venture itself. The idea may be there, but it’s up to the individual to act on it or not.

Though this suit relates primarily to the career, sometimes the ace may foresee a birth of a child. This interpretation is totally dependent on the surrounding cards.

Secondary Meaning

The Ace of Wands may also indicate a new beginning, but some issues might be at hand. It might be a sign of a false start or ideas not pursued. It might indicate in some cases, problem for women in relations to men.

Depending on the surrounding cards, this card could mean difficulties concerning sterility or barrenness in relation to childbirth or the Questioners wish to become pregnant. This of course is more of an issue in a woman’s spread, though it might turn up with a man, if he and his partner are trying to have a baby.

Primary Keywords

New beginning, new ideas. New business opportunities to be pursued. Birth of a child.

Secondary Keywords

False start, ideas not pursued. Barrenness or sterility in relation to child conception.

The Wands Tarot Card Suit

The following list, represents the aspects of the Wands Tarot Card Suit:

  • Career
  • The Fire element
  • The Astrological signs, Leo, Aries and Sagittarius
  • The letter Yod of the Divine Name (the primal energy force)

Overview Of The Wands Tarot Card Suit

The Wands are a bit difficult to interpret individually. A majority of Wands in a spread point towards career, work or a business venture. But it does not give more details than that and can result in a confused reading.

The cards might indicate the Questioners attitude toward the work or opportunity or how it affects other suits. For a detailed reading, one needs to look at the other cards in the spread and especially what other suits are dominant.

Even though this suit relates to the career aspects of life or work, one should not confuse it with the presence of money or material gains. There is actually no correlation between work and money, as people might work long hours and still end up with almost an empty wallet.

To explain this better, consider a spread where the Wands are dominant with a strong support from the Swords Tarot Card Suit. This might relate to charitable work on behalf of the Questioner or that he’s faced with a difficult health issue that needs to be worked on.

As a business venture, a strong support of the Pentacles Tarot Card Suit, is a strong indication that this is a profitable business or that there is the potential for a profit.

If the Wands turn up when the Questioner is looking at a change of job or working environment, a majority of the Wands might indicate that the working environment or professional issues might play a major role in the Questioners decision. If the Wands come up as a support to strong presence of the Pentacles Tarot Card Suit, we might be looking at money or financial gains playing a major role.

So even though the general meaning of this suit is work, it may also relate to hobbies or charitable work. But what ever it may turn out to be, it will involve effort or hard work. This suit does not point towards a time of leisure.

Physical Characteristics Of The Wands Court Cards

Court Card Hair Color Eye Color
King Red or Blond Gray or Hazel
Queen Red or Blond Blue or Brown
Knight Blond Blue or Grey
Page Red or Blond Blue

A list of Wands Tarot Cards will follow soon