Suit of Wands

The 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.

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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.

Ace of Wands

Upright

Inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, potential

Reversed

Delays, lack of motivation, weighed down

Ace of Wands

Two of Wands

Upright

Future planning, progress, decisions, discovery

Reversed

Fear of unknown, lack of planning

Two of Wands

Three of Wands

Upright

Preparation, foresight, enterprise, expansion

Reversed

Lack of foresight, delays, obstacles to long-term goals

Three of Wands

four of Wands

Upright

Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, community

Reversed

Breakdown in communication, transition

Four of Wands

Five of Wands

Upright

Disagreement, competition, strife, tension, conflict

Reversed

Conflict avoidance, diversity, agreeing to disagree

Five of Wands

six of Wands

Upright

Public recognition, victory, progress, self-confidence

Reversed

Egotism, disrepute, lack of confidence, fall from grace

Six of Wands

seven of Wands

Upright

Challenge, competition, perseverance

Reversed

Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective

Seven of Wands

Eight of Wands

Upright

Speed, action, air travel, movement, swift change

Reversed

Delays, frustration, holding off

Eight of Wands

Nine of Wands

Upright

Courage, persistence, test of faith, resilience

Reversed

On edge, defensive, hesitant, paranoia

Nine of Wands

Ten of Wands

Upright

Burden, responsibility, hard work, stress, achievement

Reversed

Taking on too much, avoiding responsibility

Ten of Wands

page of Wands

Upright

Enthusiasm, exploration, discovery, free spirit

Reversed

Setbacks to new ideas, pessimism, lack of direction

Page of Wands

Knight of Wands

Upright

Energy, passion, lust, action, adventure, impulsiveness

Reversed

Haste, scattered energy, delays, frustration

Knight of Wands

Queen of Wands

Upright

Exuberance, warmth, vibrancy, determination

Reversed

Shrinking violet, aggressive, demanding

Queen of Wands

king of Wands

Upright

Natural-born leader, vision, entrepreneur, honour

Reversed

Impulsiveness, haste, ruthless, high expectations

King of Wands

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