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Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

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What is the meaning of the Ace of Wands Tarot Card?In the fiery sky, a hand holds a wand, delivering enthusiasm, motivation and the courage to act. The sprouting leaves on the wand symbolize the creative energy of the card. The mountain and the castle in the distance represent our aspirations and goals, and the river symbolizes the direction and flow of our thoughts and emotions towards these goals.


Action, enthusiasm, motivation, creativity, boldness, passion, drive.

The Meaning of the Ace of Wands

Aces, the first card in the suit, symbolize the beginning, the initial manifestation of the energy of the suit. They appear in our lives “out of the blue”, as an unexpected offering from the Divine. Wands are ruled by the alchemical element, fire, and as such they charge our lives with drive, enthusiasm, creativity and passion. When the card Ace of Wands appears in your spread expect your life to suddenly be filled with a surge of energy, courage and motivation to act.

The Ace of Wands is a very powerful card and its impact is going to be profound. The energy that suddenly fills your life will have to be channeled into some creative process. It is a “GO” sign that will prompt you to start manifesting the goals and designs that were long part of your dreams.

If you have been considering a move, starting new business or a new project, the Ace of Wands will be felt as a rush of optimism and empowerment as you begin to move towards your goal. You may not have it all figured out, the plan and details may be still not thought through, but the Wands do not have time to wait. You will feel the instinctive urge to jump in head first and figure out the rest as you move along.

Overall, the Ace of Wands is a very positive card as it provides you with a necessary energy to start the creative process. How positive the outcome of the Ace of Wands will be is very much in your hands. A word of warning: you are dealing with fire, and that means… you could get burned. The danger of the Ace of Wands is that it’s energy could be self-consuming, and instead of being channeled towards a creative process, it will just disperse and burn itself out. Its power is in your hands, use it wisely.

Ace of Wands as Advice Card

As advice card, Ace of Wands asks you to use your creative powers and act. Motion creates energy. Begin, put in your efforts, make the first step. Before you know it, your path will be clear before you. The universe will align all of the necessary resources to help you along the way.

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