MANIFEST YOUR BEST YEAR YET
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Everyday Tarot Deck
Upright: Inspiration, new opportunities, growth, potential.
Reversed: An emerging idea, lack of direction, distractions, delays.
IIn the Ace of Wands, a hand holding a sprouting wand reaches out from a cloud. It is as if the hand is here to present a new opportunity or idea that has the potential to grow. The green and fertile land in the background is further confirmation of this growth potential. In the distance on the left, there is a castle that represents the promise of what opportunities may come, along with hills and mountains, suggesting that there will always be challenges along the way but these can be overcome.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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As an Ace, the Ace of Wands brings you pure potential, this time in the spiritual, energetic realm. Ideas are flowing to you easily and effortlessly. You feel motivated and inspired to pursue a new path. And you are open to receive new opportunities that are in alignment with you. A whole new world of possibility is opening up for you.
The Ace of Wands offers you encouragement to follow your heart and live your passion. If you are feeling a strong calling towards a new project or path, but are questioning whether it will work or not, then this card gives you a gentle nudge to follow your passion. You can always start out small, treating the new project or idea as an experiment or trial. Then, if it feels good, keep doing it; and if it doesn’t feel good, make some adjustments and try again. Be guided by your energy, passion and motivation.
This highly action-oriented card sees you feeling highly motivated, energized and inspired about pursuing a new idea or project that you have in mind. If you are looking for a sign about whether this is the right project, then the Ace of Wands is a clear YES! The sprouting wand and the fertile land in the background are all positive indications that this idea has the potential to turn into something that is highly fulfilling and energizing. Use your creative energy and passion to take the first steps and get this project underway. Even if you like to have everything planned out before you begin down a certain path, the Ace of Wands encourages you to listen to your instincts and follow your gut. If it feels like a good idea, it probably is. So, start with a few basic actions to get things underway, and then continue to grow and develop your ideas through more complex actions later on. The important thing is that you act now rather than spending more time planning or researching.
Keep in mind, however, that the Aces represent potential, but not guaranteed results. The Ace of Wands, and any Ace for that matter, is a seed of potential that is yet to grow into something more solid or sustainable. You are being offered an opportunity that shows great promise, but it will be up to you to make the most of it and to maximise the potential for the long term. It is like the spark that is needed to fuel a huge fire but you must work hard to build the fire up as the spark itself is not enough to make such a large fire.
The Ace of Wands can appear when you have been presented with an opportunity to grow on a personal or spiritual level. You may be interested in taking a class or investing in a course, so that you can follow your creative spirit. For example, it might be a photography class, a Tarot course, or a self-improvement program. Trust that this experience will open you up to even more possibility, even if you can’t see it all just yet.
The Ace of Wands reversed suggests that you can feel an idea emerging from within, but you are uncertain what form it will take or how you will manifest it in the world. You may have energy and passion but you do not yet have a clear outlet for its expression. You may be waiting for something else to happen before you pursue this idea. Or, you may prefer to keep your idea private for now, until you have more confidence in taking it forward. All of these wonderful ideas are beginning to build up from within, and you are just bursting with energy, but now you must find a way to effectively express this energy in a way that will set you up in the long term.
The reversed Ace of Wands can suggest that you are finding it difficult to clearly define your purpose in life and what you want to create. This lack of direction may be sapping your energy levels and leaving you feeling unmotivated and uninspired. As a result, you are often asking yourself if this is what you want in life and whether there would be something better elsewhere. However, when you think about what other opportunities might appeal, you may struggle to really know what you want. To remedy this, you need first to focus on where your true passions lie. There is no point working towards a goal if you are not motivated or excited about reaching that goal. So, take some time to contemplate what it is you aspire to and what you want to achieve out of this situation.
The reversed Ace of Wands can be a sign that frustrating delays are getting in the way of you being able to progress with your projects and ideas. You are likely to feel very impatient at this time, particularly if you are highly action-oriented and you have just started to gain momentum in your activities. The key message here is, “Not now, but maybe later.” Timing is essential for success, so you need to be patient and wait for the best opportunity to move ahead.