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Ace of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


Ace of Wands Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
inspiration, creative spark, new initiative, new passion, enthusiasm, energy delays, blocks, lack of passion, lack of energy, hesitancy, creative blocks
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Ace of Wands Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

The Ace of Wands Tarot Card Description

Wands are associated with fire energy, and the Ace of Wands is the core representation of fire within the deck. The card shows a hand that is sticking out of a cloud while holding the wand.

When we look at this card, we can see that the hand is reaching out to offer the wand, which is still growing. Some of the leaves from the wand have sprouted, which is meant to represent spiritual and material balance and progress. In the distance is a castle that symbolizes opportunities available in the future.

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Upright Ace of Wands Meaning

Wands symbolize creativity, and the Ace of Wands is the boldest among the cards in the suit. It is not the kind of creativity that you learn from school or as a hobby. It is bravely finding your own voice, it creates a place where you can develop your own vision. In other words, it is associated with willpower, and creativity in the cosmic sense.

When you draw the Ace of Wands, it is an indicator that you should just go for it. Take the chance and pursue an idea that you have in mind. Take the first steps to start the creative project. The Ace of Wands calls out to you to follow your instincts. If you think that the project that you've been dreaming of is a good idea, and then just go ahead and do it. 

The Ace of Wands calls out to you to follow your instincts. If you think that the project that you've been dreaming of is a good idea, and then just go ahead and do it. 

The Ace of Wands can also perhaps mean that you are waiting for a sign to start a project. To draw this card pushes you to act now, instead of brooding over research and more planning. Take small steps today, and then continue to grow your ideas over time. Action is what helps you grow, and build momentum. Don't remain in the abstract.

Another Ace of Wands meaning is the occurrence of a breakthrough moment in your life. It is a time when you are motivated and inspired about a passion project or idea. You are excited about the opportunities that are opening up for you in the near future.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
excitement and passion in love, flirtation, romance, attraction inspired at work, creative projects, passion for work financial relief, end to struggles, inspiration in making money

Upright Ace of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

The Ace of Wands tarot love meaning signals excitement and passion; things are heating up for you! Your relationship may take on a very sensual character at this moment, and the same holds true of potential romances if you’re single. There may be lots of flirtation and attraction, and even some room for longer lasting relationships should the lust also be accompanied by some kind of spiritual understanding. If you’re committed, and the passion has since faded, now can be the time when it is revived again. There is a good chance for rekindling the flames, and for the two of you to feel more emotionally connected.

Career Meaning - Upright Ace of Wands

If you find the ace of wands here, you are likely in a time of high growth for your career. It is a moment in which your preparation is meeting opportunities. You might also find that your work is particularly inspired right now. You can push past old boundaries and see potential in all experiences. This is a good moment to confront issues that hindered your progress in the past because you are now in a better position to confront them. Your creativity and problem-solving skills are at a high. Use this energy to the best of your abilities.

Finances Meaning - Upright Ace of Wands

The upright ace can signal the end of economic struggles. Whatever strains existed before are beginning to dissipate. This might be because you are at the end of paying off debt. If you have not experienced stress from a specific source of debt, your finances might still improve in other ways. You might find yourself receiving a gift or bonus. Whatever you receive is likely to just push you past your previous concerns. This is a good card, but it is not a symbol of exorbitant wealth. Do not conflate this relief of pressure with an ability to spend recklessly. That decision is never wise. Instead, appreciate that you will have one less stressor in your life for a bit.

Reversed Ace of Wands Meaning

The reversed Ace of Wands indicates trials and tribulations that you will face in the near future. You might not have any direction, which leads to being uninspired or unmotivated. At this point of your life, you might not know what you really want to do. You don’t know how to get out of the slump.

In the case that you already have a goal, you are not excited to achieve it. When you draw a reversed Ace of Wands, you should consider taking some time off to allow inspiration to come to you. You feel weighed down by your current commitments and responsibilities that you can’t come up with new ideas, or muster the passion to push forward in your projects.

The Ace of Wands reversal meaning can also indicate delays with your current projects. You want to finish your tasks, but there are things that get in your way. Or you have an idea but don’t know how to execute it and make it a reality. When this is the case, you should be patient and wait for the right time.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
short-term passionate love affair, lack of excitement in love lacking inspiration at work, feeling uncreative, lack of progress risky financial decisions, financial losses

Reversed Ace of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

When reversed, the Ace of Wands tarot love meaning heralds intense passion, but one that may quickly burn out. There can be lots of excitement in the beginning stages, only to fizzle out when commitment is mentioned. Long term romances may not be favored by this card. If you’re in a relationship, this card can suggest that at this moment, your enthusiasm for your each other may not be very high. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of learning to communicate better, or making sure you dedicate some time for one another. Effort is required to ignite passions once more.

Career Meaning - Reversed Ace of Wands

The reversed ace of wands means a lack of inspiration. This deficit can manifest in a variety of ways. You might have a hard time brainstorming right now. If your career requires a lot of creativity, it might seem like you are drained of ideas. When you sit to write even simple letters or papers, you might find yourself staring at a blank page for longer than usual. This lack of creativity makes it a difficult time to start new projects or jobs. This timing is particularly unfortunate because you are also prone to frustration at a lack of progress right now. Try to be patient with both your inspiration and your career path. There are lulls sometimes; this is nothing uncommon or inescapable. Treat yourself with kindness and do things that tend to inspire you when possible.

Finances Meaning - Reversed Ace of Wands

The reversed ace of wands can suggest that your finances may be taking a turn for the worse right now. If you see the ace of wands in this position, start to prepare for a dip in your finances. Now is not a good time to invest in anything or make large purchases. You are likely to lose whatever you set aside. Be particularly cautious about gambling, buying stocks, or any practice that advertises high potential (and high risk). Instead, rely on previous preparations you may have made to weather bits of economic uncertainty. Try to prepare, as best you can, for the worst, but hope for the best.

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