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 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
|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|
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.
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.