Minor Arcana -
Interpreting the Suit of Wands
An introduction to the Suit of Wands
The Suit of Wands corresponds with energy, creativity, growth, and passionate intensity,
all of which can be attributed to the astrological fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
The masculine energy of the fire signs is carried over in the Suit of Wands in the wilful
determination to enact change and move forward with personal affairs, particularly those
concerned with business, financial estates, and all other career-oriented matters. Above
all, the Suit of Wands represents a state of activity and liveliness, promoting the expression
and utilization of creative forces which may manifest in the form of a new business endeavour,
a new career, or simply just revising an already existing plan or way of doing things.
The Suit of Wands promotes the idea that one should explore and embrace opportunity with
a sense of optimism and determination, for success comes easily to those who commit their
life's work with enthusiasm and confidence. All of the imaginings, ideas, and possibilities
constructed in the human mind are realized in the Suit of Wands as thoughts which may and can
be transformed into actions, requiring initiative and drive to shape potential into something
fit for reality.
The Suit of Wands symbolizes long and short term goals, as well as the mundane
tasks which we aspire to complete effectively and with the sincerest of efforts on a daily basis.
These tasks which occupy the mind and the body, including the motivations driving them, represent
a state of self-improvement and discovery, as well as personal development and forward
thinking. Thus the Suit of Wands can be said to be the application of our abilities driven to
completion, all of the ideas running through our heads, and the conscious planning of present
and future decisions.
Each Card's meaning in a Tarot Card Spread
The meaning for each card is influenced by the position of the card
as it is drawn from the deck, the position it occupies in the card
layout, and by the cards that are positioned before and after it.
The start of a new project, social activity or enterprise. There is an abundance of creativity, resourcefulness and ambition; however, hard work and perseverance are required to make it a success.
Frustrating circumstances surrounding a new project or social activity. Mix-ups and delays are likely at this time.
A new career/business contact or personal friendship is indicated.
Problems and misunderstandings with professional and personal partnerships.
An excellent opportunity is fast approaching. Good news and/or financial rewards are favored.
A refusal to commit or lack of confidence reveals a lost opportunity.
Celebrating at a social gathering with family and friends or simply enjoying the company of others.
A short rest period or declining social activity is indicated.
Conflict with coworkers or family members creates a chaotic environment. Stay calm and deal with it.
Theft of property is a strong possibility. Take the necessary precautions and be vigilant when around untrustworthy people.
Success and recognition after overcoming many obstacles.
There will be disappointment and setbacks in your work environment.
Don't give up! Believe in yourself and in due course victory will be yours.
Pointless conflict will get you nowhere. Know when to walk away.
Good news brings sudden changes.
Hasty decisions are ill advised. Plan ahead.
There will be extra demands placed upon you but nothing you can't handle.
Too much stress and overwork has led to health issues. Recoup your energy.
Shouldering a tremendous amount of responsibility.
A chance to relax after a great deal of hard work.
For the Most part Court Cards refer to actual people but may also refer to character traits within us.
A dark haired child or young adolescent and/or an important message is on the way and you will need to act quickly in order to reap its benefit.
Misinformation or a lack of communication creates a problem.
A young, charismatic, dark haired and often spontaneous individual.
A young and deceitful individual who would con you out of your last cent.
A strong, independant woman who enjoys the company of others.
A conniving woman prone to gossip and drama.
A friendly, responsible man with a good reputation.
An antisocial, self-centered man with a questionable reputation.
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