Suit of Wands: Tarot Card Meanings

Suit of Wands tarot card meaningsThe Suit of Wands is representative of the element of Fire. The Suit of Wands Tarot card meanings are associated with primal energy, spirituality, inspiration, determination, strength, intuition, creativity, ambition and expansion, original thought and the seeds through which life springs forth. Wands deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being. They address what makes us tick – our personalities, egos, enthusiasms, self-concepts, and personal energy, both internal and external.

Wands are also indicative of all things that you do during the day to keep you busy, be it working at the office, home or the great outdoors. Wands have to do with movement, action and initiatives and the launching of new ideas. They may be indicative of a never-ending ‘Ideas List’ or ‘To Do List’, whereby the client has many projects on the go to keep them busy.

The negative aspects of the Suit of Wands (i.e. when the Wands cards appear reversed) include illusion, egotistical behaviour, impulsiveness, a lack of direction or purpose, or feeling meaningless.

When referring to timing in a Tarot reading, the Suit of Wands traditionally represents Summer or weeks. In a deck of playing cards, Wands corresponds to Clubs.

Suit of Wands Personality Characteristics

Wands represent the Fire signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. Wands people (as typically seen in the Court Cards) are energetic, charismatic, warm, spiritual.

Wands Cards in a Tarot Reading

Should a Tarot reading be predominantly Wands cards, then you can be sure that the client is seeking solutions to issues that are based mainly in the realm of thought, or are in the first stages of development. The client may also be seeking greater purpose and meaning in their lives and will want to understand more about what motivates and energises them.

Suit of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Click on each Tarot card below to find out more about its Tarot card meaning, including the upright and reversed Tarot card meanings.

Tarot Card Keywords Tarot Card Keywords
Ace of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsAce of Wands Upright:Inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, potentialReversed: Delays, lack of motivation, weighed down Two of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsTwo of Wands Upright:Future planning, progress, decisions, discoveryReversed: Fear of unknown, lack of planning
Three of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsThree of Wands Upright:Preparation, foresight, enterprise, expansionReversed: Lack of foresight, delays, obstacles to long-term goals Four of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsFour of Wands Upright:Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, communityReversed: Breakdown in communication, transition
Five of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsFive of Wands Upright:Disagreement, competition, strife, tension, conflictReversed: Conflict avoidance, diversity, agreeing to disagree Six of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsSix of Wands Upright:Public recognition, victory, progress, self-confidenceReversed: Egotism, disrepute, lack of confidence, fall from grace
Seven of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsSeven of Wands Upright:Challenge, competition, perseveranceReversed: Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective Eight of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsEight of Wands Upright:Speed, action, air travel, movement, swift changeReversed: Delays, frustration, holding off
Nine of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsNine of Wands Upright:Courage, persistence, test of faith, resilienceReversed: On edge, defensive, hesitant, paranoia Ten of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsTen of Wands Upright:Burden, responsibility, hard work, stress, achievementReversed: Taking on too much, avoiding responsibility
Page of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsPage of Wands Upright:Enthusiasm, exploration, discovery, free spiritReversed: Setbacks to new ideas, pessimism, lack of direction Knight of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsKnight of Wands Upright:Energy, passion, lust, action, adventure, impulsivenessReversed: Haste, scattered energy, delays, frustration
Queen of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsQueen of Wands Upright:Exuberance, warmth, vibrancy, determinationReversed: Shrinking violet, aggressive, demanding King of Wands Tarot Card MeaningsKing of Wands Upright:Natural-born leader, vision, entrepreneur, honourReversed: Impulsiveness, haste, ruthless, high expectations

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