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The Divinatory Meanings of the Suit of Wands

The tarot wands represent the fire element and reflect the spirituality, inspiration, primal energy, intuition, strength, determination, ambition and expansion. It basically deals with the spiritual scale of consciousness mirroring the very core of one’s being.

People represented by the suit of wands are generally seen as warm, spiritual, charismatic and energetic. In a tarot card reading where there are more tarot wands in the table, it most likely means that the client is in search of answers for a bigger or significant purpose. They need solutions which could resolve issues regarding higher thinking or intellectual pursuits.

Here are the different components of the suit of wands and their corresponding symbolism.


Ace of Wands

Ace of Wands:

The Ace of the Suit of Wands means beginnings, potential, inspiration, power and creation. The reversed position symbolises weighed down, delays and lack of motivation.

Two of Wands

Two of Wands:

The Two of the Suit of Wands means discovery, decisions, progress and future planning. When reversed, it means the lack of planning and fear of what is yet to come.

Three of Wands

Three of Wands:

The Three of the Suit of Wands means foresight, expansion, preparation and enterprise while the reversed meaning is obstacles to long-standing aims and goals, delays and the lack of foresight.

Four of Wands

Four of Wands:

The Four of the Suit of Wands will mean community, home, marriage, celebration and harmony. The reversed meaning is transition and the failure of communication.

Five of Wands

Five of Wands:

The Five of the Suit of Wands means strife and tension, conflicts, disagreement and competition. When reversed, it means increase in concentration and focus on your goals and the avoidance of conflict.

Six of Wands

Six of Wands:

The Six of the Suit of Wands means public recognition, self-esteem, progress and victory. Reversed meaning is fall from grace, disrepute, egotism and the loss of confidence.

Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands:

The Seven of the Suit of Wands means perseverance, challenge and competition while the reversed position is overly protective, overwhelmed or giving up.

Eight of Wands

Eight of Wands:

The Eight of the Suit of Wands means air travel, swift change, speed, action and movement. When reversed, it means frustration, delays and holding off.

Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands:

The Nine of the Suit of Wands represents resilience, persistence, courage and the test of faith. The reversed position symbolises defensive, on-edge, paranoia and hesitation.

Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands:

The Ten of the Suit of Wands represents responsibility, burden, stress, hard work and achievement. When reversed, it means avoidance of responsibility and overbearing things.

Page of Wands

Page of Wands:

The Page of the Suit of Wands represents exploration, free spirit, enthusiasm and discovery. The reversed meaning includes lack of direction, pessimism and failure or drawbacks on new ideas.

Knight of Wands

Knight of Wands:

The Knight tarot card represents passion on things and people. It also means lust or excessive drive to do something or be with someone. The upright card position is indicative that there is upcoming or the presence of action and adventure in one’s life. It represents someone who is impulsive, spontaneous and has the tendency to make rash decisions. When the card is positioned in reverse, it means scattered and disarrayed energy, thinking or planning. It may also mean delay or frustration or someone in haste.

Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands:

The Queen tarot card when turned upright is symbolic of positive traits and occurrences. It means exuberance and enthusiasm towards life, people and things. It also represents vibrancy, warmth and determination into doing and achieving goals in life. The negative outcome is however pending for those with reversed card position. It means shrinking, violence and the tendency of becoming extremely demanding and aggressive.

King of Wands

King of Wands:

The King tarot card means that someone is naturally born to lead. It represents someone who is visionary and has the will and capability to instruct and have authority over others. In an upright position, the card is symbolic of honour and represents someone with entrepreneurial abilities and orientation. When reversed, the card represents someone in haste. It could also mean high expectations on someone or something. It signifies impulsiveness or spontaneity but not in a positive point of view. It represents someone who is ruthless and unbecoming.

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