Meaning of Tarot Cards - Suit of Wands

On to the minor arcana in the Meaning of Tarot Cards. Each of the minor arcana suits represent an element. Wands-fire, Cups-water, Swords-air, Pentacles-earth.

The Tarot suit of wands is also known as the suit of staffs, rods, batons or clubs, it depends on the deck. In the Rider-Waite tarot deck they are known as wands. The Wands element is fire and connected to Leo, Sagittarius and Aries of the zodiac.

The Wands is the Tarot suit most often connected with issues related to creativity, energy and spirituality.

The Acmeaning of tarot cardse of Wands
The Root of the Powers of Fire

Numerical Value: 1
Season: Spring
Direction: South

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - The essence of fire, inventiveness, creativity, enthusiasm and ambition. Exciting new career or project. Future success foundations, conception, fertility, intuition, manhood and artistic innovation.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Avarice, greed, bareness, impotence, sterility. Over confidence that could end up in tears. If this appears in a woman's spread may indicate trouble with men.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Two of Wands
The Lord of Dominion

Numerical Value: 2

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Ensuring that ideas come to fruition through will and strength of character. Success through hard work. Legally obtained wealth. Job-related perks. The responsible use of wisdom and power gained through experience.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Wealth obtained dishonestly, illegally or via deception. No bounds for naked ambition. Attaining a worthless ambition. Losses faith in oneself and rationale.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Three of Wands
The Lord of Established Strength

Numerical Value: 3

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Original ideas, inspiration and successful ventures launched. Dreams turning into reality through circumstance and being in the right place at the right time. Plans and ventures going ahead. Due to the courage of one's convictions gaining strength from a successful enterprise.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Retreat into fantasy. Failure in putting plans into action. Plans that look great but do not come to fruition. Striving for the unattainable.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Four of Wands
The Lord of Perfected Work

Numerical Value: 4

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Completion of a project through the fruits of one's labor and hard work. This is the professional man's card: a renowned designer or innovator. Refinement, attractiveness, charm and splendor. There is a possibility of romance, depending upon surrounding cards.

Reversed/Upsidedown - An unorthodox happiness. Life ruled by artificial and superfluous rules and constraints. Tradition leading to innate superiority and snobbery. A profound and exceptional reliance on decorum, ceremony and routine. This could be a period of respite before a project is successfully concluded.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Five of Wands
The Lord of Strife

Numerical Value: 5

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Unavoidable problems and possibly upheaval. There may be minor irritations but with great mental agility and inner resources they can be overcome. Relentless hard work will be need if success is to be achieved.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Fraud, hurt, trickery, defeat and ruin. Legal wrangles and litigation that could of been avoided. Unnecessary competitiveness and spiteful conversation.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Six of Wands
The Lord of Victory

Numerical Value: 6

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Fantastic, good news arrives. Through hard work and effort success and public acclaim are gained. Satisfaction and hopefulness has been achieved. Surmounting obstacles through diplomacy and tact rather than force. Triumph and victory.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Fear about an outcome of a situation. Indecision, fear that one's enemies may be engaging in surreptitious activity. Delayed rewards or news or maybe even bad news.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Seven of Wands
The Lord of Valour

Numerical Value: 7

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Much courage, skill and determination is required for succeeding with a great opportunity. Great fortitude, strength of nerve and courage in face of hardship. This card indicates that success may be achieved through sustained effort. It also indicates a powerful and strong competition.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Challenge lost through lack of decisiveness. Retreat and indecision. Hesitation causes lost opportunities. Giving in. Could indicate depending on surrounding cards a turning back from success due to fears of responsibility.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Eight of Wands
The Lord of Swiftness

Numerical Value: 8

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Harmony and understanding. Conditions and time is right to facilitate success. An end to delays and a process of speeding-up. Taking the initiative, taking charge. This card also indicates: correspondence, important journeys and favorable news. A card of hope.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Disagreements and disputes. A waste of great effort and driving force through running out of steam. Spontaneous, silly actions. Journeys cancelled and possibly a sacking or redundancy.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Nine of Wands
The Lord of Great Strength

Numerical Value: 9

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Discipline, order, an unassailable position. Opposition will be defeated. In the face of attack or adversity, courage and a stability that cannot be removed. Good health.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Inability to give and take. Projects with impractical natures but pursued are destined to fail. Disarray and delays. This card could indicate poor or ill health. A position that was secure is no longer. Flaws in personality.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Ten of Wands
The Lord of Oppression

Numerical Value: 10

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - Honourable conduct. Good fortune that is now burdensome due to it's demands on time and demanding nature. A successful pastime that can no longer be administered by it's creator. Due to demands of a job, project or overtime, a lack of social life.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Because of jealousy, a concerted effort to spoil the affairs and pleasures of others. Unnecessary stress due to the inability to delegate in a job. Deceit and lies used to upset others. Treachery.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Page of Wands
The Princess of the Shining Flame; The Rose of the Palace of Fire

Numerical Value: 7
Elemental Name: Earth of Fire

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - A reliable and trustworthy young person with an inborn desire to bring excitement, happiness and light to those around. This person is a messenger of good news and witty gossip. A faithful person in service to superiors.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Someone who is unfaithful, but who they believe are trustworthy. Honest qualities, but may turn into petulance. Someone who spreads gossips and betrays trust, unable to keep a confidence. This card can also indicate a change of address or journeys that are delayed.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Lord of the Flame and the Lightening; The King of the Spirits of Fire

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Fire of Fire

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - This is the card of someone who is well-liked. A lover of action. Confident, energetic but sometimes unpredictable. Has an engaging temperament and though his actions sometimes are a little swift they tend to make sense with hindsight.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Someone who enjoys arguments, discord, trouble and strife just for the sake of it and actively seeks to cause it. His enthusiasm is so great it becomes at odds with those around. This card could also indicate delayed journeys.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Queen of the Thrones of Flame

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Water of Fire

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - To the manor born, either loving or living in the country. A very generous, fair and capable person, especially dealings with people. A woman who is both fertile in body and mind and a homemaker. Due to her charm she enjoys social ease and is protective towards those in her circle. This card may also indicate successful completion of a project.

Reversed/Upsidedown - A person who has a tendency towards being bitter or dominating, a matriarchal, envious and overbearing woman. A person with a cruel, dry sense of humor and tends to imagine people are out to get her, even though there was never malice intended or present.

meaning of tarot cardsThe Prince of the Chariot of Fire

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Air of Fire

Meaning of tarot cards:
Upright - A loyal, charming, responsible, witty, entertaining, honest, generous and conscientious person. A lover of home and family life. A very virile and passionate man who is good at moral support and encouragement. Acts without hesitation when pushed or provoked but can find this difficult as he can often see both sides of an argument.

Reversed/Upsidedown - Inability to appreciate or understand another's point of view, particularly if they come from a lower moral standpoint than his own. He is narrow minded, intolerant and a bigot with deep prejudices. Cares little for the feelings of others and has a ruthless streak.

That is the complete deck for the Suit of Wands. Next for the Meaning of Tarot Cards will be the Suit of Cups.

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