Ace of Wands

Key Meanings

New beginnings. Energy. Passion. Go for it!

Ace of Wands—Original RWS TarotAce of Wands—Original RWS Tarot

Meaning of the Ace of Wands

Aces are the start of a cycle, showing fresh action—all of them have a positive feel.

Wands are fire and are about action, passion, will, energy and creation.

The Ace of Wands is a very positive card and is about new life, creation and new beginnings, about enterprise and invention. As with all aces—it’s about the early stages.

It’s a card of energy and passion, and the seeds of new life. 

If you’re asking whether this is a good goal to pursue, then the answer is a clear yes.

It suggests force, energy and strength.

If you draw the Ace of Wands, it is a positive sign for any new endeavour, especially if you plan a new creative or entrepreneurial project. It can relate to new growth of any kind.

In a career reading, it could be telling you the time is right for a new project, or to attempt a promotion. It shows that it’s a good time to apply for new jobs—anything new that inspires you. Or perhaps you would like to train for a new career.

The Ace of Wands could show an adventure or excitement—perhaps the start of a new relationship. 

In related questions, it could indicate pregnancy or birth. 

The Ace of Wands is saying, don’t delay, just do it! Sometimes it’s good to plan in detail—but the Ace of Wands is not that type of card. This is really a card of action—often immediate action!

Ace of Wands Reversed

With the Ace of Wands reversed, the meaning can be the opposite of the upright meaning: a lack of energy, delays, or cancellations.

It can also mean the same as the upright meaning, but to a lesser extent. For example, it might still indicate joy, but there could be factors to reduce or limit the joy. Reversed cards can also represent inner rather than external energy.

Images, Symbols, and More

The RWS Ace of Wands shows a hand coming out of a cloud, holding a wand with leaves still growing from it, showing the potential for future life. Radiant light comes from the hand. 

Leaves, or yods, fall from the wand, representing divine blessings.

Beneath the hand is a fertile landscape with a castle in the distance. The castle can represent new adventures about to start.

The Minor Arcana—Wands


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