Card Meaning: Ace Of Wands

Ace of Wands


   There is a great power in a single spark, it can cause devastation or it can be tamed and used for good. We can't say when we see a spark what will become of it but we know that there is a great power residing inside. That spark on this card is the first burst of creativity, an idea that could become something big or could just be forgotten the next day. We see that the wand has sprouted some leafs, suggesting that creative ideas are always prerequisite for success. In the background we see a castle and a peacuful landscape, they are somewhat of a promise if we follow our creative urges, but they are far enough to remind us that they are just the promise, more work needs to be done. This is the living force, it energizes body, promoting good health, supports projects and brings enthusiasm, so be careful not to lose it and to use it wisely.


Positive: new idea, start of the new project, seeds of success, health, fertility, creativity, inspiration, passion, courage, birth.

Negative: overconfidence, greed, cancellation, impotency, false start, barrenness.

   A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club. wand or club. Divinatory Meanings: Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense the virility which is behind them; the starting point of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance. Reversed: Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish also a certain clouded joy.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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