Tarot - Suit of Wands
Glimpse into the world of Primal Energy- Spirit, Creativity, Divine Spark, Inspiration
Ace of Wands
The Root of the Powers of Fire
Numerical Value: 5
Upright - Passion, Initiation, Passion. An exciting new project or career. The essence of fire, creativity, inventiveness, ambition and enthusiasm. The aggressive pursuit of new ventures. Foundations for future success, intuition, conception, fertility, artistic innovation and manhood.
Reversed - Bareness, impotence, sterility, avarice, greed. Letting your wants or desires control you. An over confidence that ends in tears. In a woman's spread this card may indicate trouble with men.
Two of Wands
The Lord of Dominion
Numerical Value: 2
Upright - Insight, Strategy, Leadership. Success that has been achieved through hard work. Strength of character and will ensuring that ideas come to fruition. The responsible use of power and wisdom gained through experience. Wealth obtained legally. Job-related perks.
Reversed - Naked ambition that knows no bounds. The attainment of a worthless ambition. Riches and fortune obtained illegally, dishonestly or via deception. Loss of faith in ones own rationale and oneself.
Three of Wands
The Lord of Established Strength
Numerical Value: 3
Upright - Dreams that turn into reality through circumstance and being in the right place at the right time. Successful ventures launched, inspiration and original ideas. Strength coming from successful enterprise due to the courage of one's convictions. Plans and ventures that are moving ahead.
Reversed - Failure to put plans into action. Striving for unattainable goals. Lack of communication between dreams and reality. Failure of a promising looking enterprise. Great plans that do not come to fruition. A retreat from reality into fantasy
Four of Wands
The Lord of Perfected Work
Numerical Value: 4
Upright - Growth, Vitality, Unifying, Openings, Gateways. The fruits of one's labor, hard work resulting in the successful completion of a project. This is the card of the professional man: an innovator or renowned designer. Focus on new grouth. The establishment of culture, Refinement, charm, attractiveness and splendor. Depending upon the surrounding cards, there is a possibility of romance.
Reversed - Happiness that is unorthodox in nature. A life ruled by superfluous and artificial constraints and rules. Tradition which leads to innate snobbery and superiority and exceptional and profound reliance upon ceremony, decorum and routine. A period of respite before successfully concluding a project.
Five of Wands
The Lord of Strife
Numerical Value: 5
Upright - Challenge, Disagreement, Conflict. Problems and possibly upheaval that simply cannot be avoided. Minor irritations may also occur, but whatever the circumstances, i.e. tests, opposition, trouble strife; great mental agility and the use of ones inner mental resources will be needed to triumph. Success can be achieved but only through relentless hard work.
Reversed - Trickery, fraud, defeat, hurt and ruin. Litigation and legal wrangles that could be avoided. Spiteful conversation and unnecessary competitiveness.
Six of Wands
The Lord of Victory
Numerical Value: 6
Upright - Victory, triumph, Liberation, Illumination. The arrival of fantastic, good news. Success and great public acclaim gained through hard work and effort. Hopefulness, and satisfaction in what has been achieved. The surmounting of obstacles through tact and diplomacy rather than use of force.
IReversed - Indecision, fear that one's enemies are engaging in surreptitious activity. Fear about the outcome of a situation. Delayed news or rewards or possibly even bad news.
Seven of Wands
The Lord of Valor
Numerical Value: 7
Upright - Successful advancement. A time of great opportunity requiring much skill, courage and determination in order to succeed. Strength of nerve, great fortitude and courage in the face of hardship. An indication that success may be achieved through sustained effort. Indicates strong and powerful competition.
Indecision and retreat. Lack of decisiveness that causes the challenge to be lost. Opportunities lost through hesitation. Giving in just as the end was in sight. Depending upon surrounding cards a turning away from success due to fears of responsibility may be indicated.
Eight of Wands
The Lord of Swiftness
Numerical Value: 8
Upright - Getting a signal. Getting back to basics. Understanding and harmony. The time and conditions are right to facilitate success. A process of speeding-up and an end to delays. A time for 'grasping the nettle', taking the initiative or taking charge. This card also indicates: important journeys, correspondence, and favorable news. A card of hope.
Reversed - Disputes and disagreements. Great effort and a driving force that is totally wasted through the running out of steam. Silly, spontaneous actions. Cancelled journeys and possibly redundancy or sacking. Jumping in both feet first before testing the water.
Nine of Wands
The Lord of Great Strength
Numerical Value: 9
Upright - Determination, True Grit, Commitment. Order, discipline an unassailable position. Any opposition will be defeated. Courage in the face of attack or adversity and a stability that cannot be removed. Good health.
Reversed - Lack or inability to give and take. Projects pursued that are destined to fail because of their impractical nature. Delays and disarray. Card could indicate possible poor or ill health. A secure position that is no longer. Personality flaws.
Ten of Wands
The Lord of Oppression
Numerical Value: 10
Upright - Harvest, Collecting, Stockpiling, Burdened. Gather up our lessons and recollect ourselves. Burden is crippling our ability to grow. Conduct that is honorable. Great good fortune that is now a burden due to it's demanding nature and demands on time. Diseconomies of scale in business, a successful pastime that can no longer be administered by its creator. Lack of social life due to the demands of a project, job or overtime.
Reversed - A concerted effort to spoil the pleasures and affairs of others because of jealousy. Treachery. An inability to delegate in a job, leading to unnecessary stress. Lies and deceit used to upset others.
Page of Wands
The Princess of the Shining Flame; The Rose of the Palace of Fire
Numerical Value: 7
Elemental Name: Earth of Fire
Upright - Artistic, Eloquent, Talented. Opens your eyes to new avenus of intrique.A trustworthy, reliable young person, with an inborn desire to bring happiness, excitement and light to those around. This person is a messenger of good news and witty gossip. A person who is faithful in service to superiors.
Reversed - Honest qualities, that may turn to petulance. Someone who believes they are trustworthy, but all the time being unfaithful. A person unable to keep a confidence someone who betrays trust and spreads gossip. The card can also indicate journeys that are delayed or a change of address
Knight of Wands
Lord of the Flame and the Lightning; The King of the Spirits of Fire
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Fire of Fire
Upright - Bold, Cavalier Impatient, Audacious. A lover of action, this is the card of someone who has a well-liked, energetic, confident, but sometimes unpredictable nature. He has an engaging temperament and his actions sometimes a little swift do tend to make sense with hindsight.
Reversed - This person's enthusiasm is so great it becomes at odds with those around. Someone who enjoys discord, arguments, strife and trouble just for the sake of it and actively seeks to cause it. Card may also indicate delayed journeys.
Queen of Wands
The Queen of the Thrones of Flame
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Water of Fire
Upright - Nurturing, Generous, Faithful, Comforting. A lady of the manor either living in or loving the country. A very generous, capable and fair person especially in her dealings with people. A woman who is both fertile in mind and body and a homemaker. She enjoys social ease due to her charm and is protective towards those in her circle. The card may also indicate the success of a project.
Reversed -A person who has a tendency to dominate or to be bitter; an envious, matriarchal and overbearing woman. A person who has a cruel very dry sense of humor and tends to image people are out to get her, even though malice was never present or intended.
King of Wands
The Prince of the Chariot of Fire
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Air of Fire
Upright - Trustworthy, Integrity, Harmonious, Compassionate. A charming, responsible, loyal, entertaining, witty, honest, conscientious and generous person. A lover of the home and family life. A very passionate and virile man who is good at moral support and encouragement. When pushed or provoked he acts without hesitation, but can sometimes find this hard as he can often see both sides of an argument.
Reversed - He has an inability to understand or appreciate another's point of view, particularly if they are coming from a lower moral standpoint than his own. He is intolerant, narrow minded and a bigot with deep prejudices. He has a ruthless streak and cares little for the feelings of others.
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