There are four Tarot suits in a deck of Tarot cards, of which one is the Suit of Wands. The suits form the Minor Arcana, also known as the pip cards in Tarot. Wands are associated with the classical element Fire, and represent action, energy, determination and ambition.
Wand cards show us what we want and why we want it. The energy of the Suit of Wands in divination is masculine and explosive.
Wands represent the power of manifestation, which is why they turn up in Major Arcana cards too, like the Magician, Chariot and The World. You are guided to take hold of your wand and start manifesting!
Wands can be depicted as clubs, batons, staves, fire, rods, torches and sticks. Wands are associated with Clubs, in traditional playing cards. Like the other tarot suits, the Wands Suit contains 14 cards: Ace (1), 2 through to 10, Page, Knight, Queen and King.
What Does It Mean When Your Tarot Reading Is Mostly Swords Cards?
When Wands cards dominate your Tarot reading, it means you should focus on turning possibilities into reality. When you experience lots of Wands in a Tarot spread, the Universe is calling you to step up to the plate and act. Whatever is on your mind at the time of the reading, heed the call – this may be to start a business, apply for a new job, learn something new or push ahead with a passion project.
When there are NO Wand cards in your reading, it can sometimes indicate stagnation, laziness or fear holding you back.
Astrology Signs and Element
All cards within the Suit of Wands are associated with the element Fire. In astrology, they correspond to the Fire star signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
In Kabala, the Wands Tarot Suit corresponds to Atziluth (the Archetypal World). This is the world of possibilities and attached to the idea of creation.