Suit: Suit of Wands
Card Type: Minor Arcana
Tarot Element: Fire
Star Sign: Aries
Angel: Archangel Raphael
Key Meaning: A New Venture
The Ace of Wands signals a new beginning or venture. You are being offered something here. Perhaps the start of a new business, job, hobby or even a way of life. It is time to get busy, doing!
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Ace of Wands Keywords
🥰 Upright: New venture, excitement, ideas, virility
😒 Reversed: Delays, boredom, doubt, impotence
Number 1 Meaning In Tarot
The number 1 represents the beginning of enthusiasm and potential. This is why all Aces, including the Ace of Pentacles, Ace of Cups and Ace of Swords indicate a new beginning. The question next, is what sort of new beginning? As the wands suit represent action, this means the Ace of Wands predicts a fresh start in an area of your life which requires your energy and enthusiasm.
Wands also contain the element fire: That is, the flame burning within, a sense of willingness and passion. It is action-orientated yang energy.
Ace of Wands Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. An illuminated hand reaches out of a cloud, offering you a wand. Perhaps this is the hand of God. The wand has green shoots indicating that what is on offer could grow into something more meaningful in time. In other words, this is just the beginning. As aces only represent potential, you still have to grab the wand and do something with it!
LOVE: What does The Ace of Wands Mean when You Ask About Love?
The Ace of Wands doesn’t really have much to say about finding love. Rather, it says – if you want love, or you want to improve your relationship – then you need to take action. This action, may or may not be directly related to romance. For example:
💖 Learning something new, or starting a new job, project or hobby could eventually lead to you finding your soulmate.
💖Tackling a personal issue may improve your chances of finding love, or repairing your relationship. For example, this could mean going to counseling, healing, improving your diet or tackling addictions or repetitive bad behaviours.
The good news is – when this Wand turns up – you’re usually in the right mood to grab it! Sometimes, it’s just a matter of timing.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive this card, then the guidance is this:
⭕ If you are looking for confirmation that your idea is worth pursuing, this Ace is a big YES!
⭕ Now is the time to be lead by passion, don’t overthink too much. Don’t be put off by other people’s apathy – you are the master of the situation, as long as you go ahead.
⭕ You may have had a great idea, but others have had the same idea too. This is a race. He who dares, wins. Move ahead quickly to get your idea ‘out there’, in the hands of a publisher, on social media or at least moving so that you can be the one to get the recognition for it.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Ace of Wands in a Money Reading?
💲 If you asked the Tarot about money and you receive the Ace of Wands, it means an opportunity arrives which improves your finances in the longer-term. While the Ace of Pentacles tends to refer to investment opportunities, the Ace of Wands highlights money making areas which require more action. This could mean taking up a new business, job, or hobby with financial potential. Stay alert to opportunities in any of these areas.
💲 If you asked about a significant purchase, like buying a vacation or car, this is a good time to go ahead. If you are house hunting, this card means you should invest time in the hunt, perhaps drive around an area rather than relying solely on the internet. There is an element of surprise with this Ace of Wands, as though it comes out of the blue, so you might find a property that isn’t even advertised online yet.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Ace of Wands combined with Four of Wands” – You find your dream home.
“Combined with The Empress” – Pregnancy or success with IVF.
“Ace of Wands combined with The Hanged Man” – You’re ready to start, but there are obstacles. Wait.
HEALTH: What does This Tarot Card Mean when You Ask About Health?
If you asked about your health and the Ace of Wands turns up – it can signify:
A renewal of enthusiasm for life, a feeling of lifeforce returning. This will inspire you to help yourself or seek any medical treatment you may need.
Potency and male fertility issues are associated with this card. Any natural treatments you try are likely to prove successful.
Health conditions associated with this card include: infertility, fatigue, fibromyalgia and yeast infections.
YES/NO: Does The Ace of Wands Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and the Ace of Wands turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The Ace of Wands Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Ace Wands is about 1 week. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 10 days.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Ace of Wands Reversed?
The Ace of Wands loses some of it’s power when reversed. This could mean:
✔️There are delays to plans or disappointing news. You should draw another card for guidance on how best to proceed.
✔️You lack the confidence or motivation to run with your idea. Shame!
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: apathy, complacency, depression, enterprise is cancelled, impotence, flash in the pan, and feeling of pointlessness.
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Karina, author of Tarot in 5 Minutes.