Tarot Card Meanings for the Suit of Wands
Within tarot card meanings, the tarot suit of wands represent creativity, energy, passion and action. They cover your spiritual pursuits, your career and creative projects. Leadership, self-growth and general optimism are some traits of this suit. Careers are usually in business, they are leaders, entrepreneurial & sales focused. Wands people like to get ahead and are generally pro-active in all their activities.
With an unrivaled healthy vitality, they are often accomplished sports people.
- Keywords for the Suit of Wands
- Intuition; creativity; vitality; sexuality; spirituality; vision; energetic; outgoing; impulsive; motivational; pro-active; spirit and spirited; optimistic; enterprise; commerce; business; careers; opportunities; the thrill of the chase; competitive; growth; personal development; inspirational; enthusiastic; sexual; passionate; action; movement; initiation.
- Reversed Keywords
- Rash; impetuous; ruthless; greedy; narrow-minded; hyperactive; brash; manipulative; conniving; mean-spirited; overly optimistic; risk takers; heartless; aggressive; selfish; misleading; sadistic; distrusting of others.
Tarot Card Meanings for the Individual Cards from the Suit of Wands
- Ace of Wands
- The creative spark; a new project or creative endeavour; a passionate union; a new start; willpower; inspiration; virility; spiritual insights; the vital life force; impetus. Learn more about the Ace of Wands
- 2 of Wands
- Being in control; dynamism; centredness; losing control; being dominated; dominating another or a situation; courage of your conviction. Learn more about the 2 of Wands
- 3 of Wands
- Ideas crystallizing; integrity; confidence; a hobby becoming a business; confirmation you’re on the right path; control with harmony. Learn more about the 3 of Wands
- 4 of Wands
- Initial success; first stage of completion; continuation of the project; wholeness; progression; equilibrium; balanced harmony; green light to continue. Learn more about the 4 of Wands
- 5 of Wands
- Unrest; unease; disagreements; an internal battle; disruption; defending yourself or others; competition; being challenged. Learn more about the 5 of Wands
- 6 of Wands
- Victory; your goal reached; a breakthrough; feeling the adrenaline of winning; feeling exalted; culmination of your effort; feeling inspired to continue. Learn more about the 6 of Wands
- 7 of Wands
- Courage; standing up for yourself; fighting an unknown adversary; obstacles that must be overcome; a calculated risk; daring; standing your ground. Learn more about the 7 of Wands
- 8 of Wands
- Acting quickly; overcoming obstacles, directness; communications; events moving swiftly; blockages removed; opportunities arrive quickly. Learn more about 8 of Wands
- 9 of Wands
- Determination; strength of character; digging deep; belief in your personal power; courage under fire; a test of personal power or strength. Learn more about the 9 of Wands
- 10 of Wands
- Being overburdened; repression; unreasonable obligations; taking on too much; feeling the pressure; depression; feeling trapped; no control over circumstances. Learn more about the 10 of Wands
- Page of Wands
- A lively active child or youth; one who is creative and very hands on; one who is fearless; energetic and has an innate vitality. Learn more about the Page of Wands
- Knight of Wands
- Energetic and ambitious; not necessarily sporty, but definitely adventurous; determined though sometimes a little hasty; charming with a magnetism that’s hard to resist. Learn more about the Knight of Wands
- Queen of Wands
- An energetic and lively woman; creative but expansive; intuitive and self-confident; endless pizazz; a tough business woman; independent and dynamic. Learn more about the Queen of Wands
- King of Wands
- A dynamic and voracious man in any field of his interest; seemingly limitless mental energy; strong will and determination that has become second nature. Learn more about the King of Wands
Further Tarot Study of the Suit of Wands
Correspondences for Wands as a Suit
|Other Names||Batons, Staves, Rods, Clubs, Staffs, Scepters|
|Attrubutes||Active, masculine; hot and dry|
|Astrological Signs||Aries, Leo, Sagittarius|
|Direction||South||Season||Pagan – Summer|
|Esoteric – Spring|
|Self||Will, actions, desire|
|Qabbalistic World||Atziluth – the Archetypal World|
Correspondences for the Individual Tarot Cards from the Suit of Wands
To help you learn the associated correspondences for the tarot suit of Wands, see my colour coded minor arcana correspondence charts. They include the four elements, astrology, timing, numerology, card counting values and yes no tarot listings.
A separate post, Timing Events Using Tarot and Astrology, goes much deeper in explaining how to derive timing from each tarot card in the deck using Traditional Tarot Timing and the complex astrological model by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Also colour coded, the post uses no less than seven tables to show the development of the system in an easy to understand tutorial.
Tarot Suit of Wands and the Element of Fire
As one of the four elements, fire is energy and action, passion, drive and ambition. An active element, it can cause permanent change; is expansive; can be aggressive; is pro-active and undeterred.
Minor Arcana Numerology
Numerology of the Minor Arcana is a concise explanation of the numbers 1 – 10 through the eyes of numerology, modern and ancient, and is designed to assist you in seeing patterns across the suits as well as see the value of using numerology with tarot.
Tarot Court Cards
This group are somewhat complex and require more than just a few keywords to see them expressed with any sense of completeness. I grouped them into their rank in the following posts:
How to Finally Conquer the Tarot Court Cards also shows you how to bring this tarot family alive in a way you can relate to.