Ace of Wands Artwork Description
“A hand coming out of a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.” 1
Ace of Wands Associations
- Ace: Raw energy, undeveloped power. Aces focus on the root or start of an issue.
- Element: Fire.
- Timing: Summer; hasty; immediate/fast-paced.
- Direction: South/ubiquitous; spontaneous.
- Keywords: Passion, personal driving force; the arts, creative-source, hobbies; career/ambitions; personality/ego; travel, trade, and commerce.
Ace of Wands Basic Meaning
The Ace of Wands is about the spark of a new passion, creative outlet, enterprise or invention. This card is not only about the beginning but also about the source.
“New venture, idea, project or trip. Translating ideas into action. Using one’s imagination. Creativity. Aces always stand for beginnings.” 2
“A new spark of energy for a new passion. This usually indicates that the querent has just discovered or wants to discover a new religion, philosophy, cause or career choice, possibly even a new sexual partner. They feel their energy go up, they feel the heat, and they want more of it. They take up the wand and start walking.” 3
“Meanings: Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin; the beginning of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance. Calamities of all kinds.
Reversed: Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish; also — not unclouded joy. A sign of birth.” 1
Axank’s Dream Recollection
December 2-3, 2011
I was vacationing in “the country-side” of Venice with my parents <wands sometimes refer to exotic travel!>. My dad was out of the hotel, and it was just me and my mom in the room. We heard a man come up on a boat to the docks just below our window (a few floors down), and shouted out that our socks were there for delivery. I suppose one of my parents had misplaced them. The delivery guy was getting upset no one was approaching him and he threatened to leave.