Suit of Wands: Tarot Card Meanings
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.
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||Upright:Inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, potential
Reversed: Delays, lack of motivation, weighed down
|Two of Wands||Upright:Future planning, progress, decisions, discovery
Reversed: Fear of unknown, lack of planning
|Three of Wands||Upright:Preparation, foresight, enterprise, expansion
Reversed: Lack of foresight, delays, obstacles to long-term goals
|Four of Wands||Upright:Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, community
Reversed: Breakdown in communication, transition
|Five of Wands||Upright:Disagreement, competition, strife, tension, conflict
Reversed: Disagreement, competition, strife, tension, conflict
|Six of Wands||Upright:Public recognition, victory, progress, self-confidence
Reversed: Egotism, disrepute, lack of confidence, fall from grace
|Seven of Wands||Upright:Challenge, competition, perseverance
Reversed: Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective
|Eight of Wands||Upright:Speed, action, air travel, movement, swift change
Reversed: Delays, frustration, holding off
|Nine of Wands||Upright:Courage, persistence, test of faith, resilience
Reversed: On edge, defensive, hesitant, paranoia
|Ten of Wands||Upright:Burden, responsibility, hard work, stress, achievement
Reversed: Taking on too much, avoiding responsibility
|Page of Wands||Upright:Enthusiasm, exploration, discovery, free spirit
Reversed: Setbacks to new ideas, pessimism, lack of direction
|Knight of Wands||Upright:Energy, passion, lust, action, adventure, impulsiveness
Reversed: Haste, scattered energy, delays, frustration
|Queen of Wands||Upright:Exuberance, warmth, vibrancy, determination
Reversed: Shrinking violet, aggressive, demanding
|King of Wands||Upright:Natural-born leader, vision, entrepreneur, honour
Reversed: Impulsiveness, haste, ruthless, high expectations
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