Ace of Wands

Card No w1


Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense the virility which is behind them; the starting point of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance.

Additional Meaning

Calamities of all kinds.


Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish also a certain clouded joy.

Additional Reversed

A sign of birth.

Ace of Wands

Card No w1


A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.


Creative Force

With a creative force influencing you, you might:

Come up with a better way of doing something

Be able to expand on your potential

You might be able to expand on an idea and open it up to alternative or additional possibilities, i.e. coming up with a solution to a problem

conceiving an idea or formulate a theory

Be able to express yourself creatively, in your everyday endeavours, in the Arts, Medi, technologies, literature, or any of the sciences, allowing a talent to unfold within yourself.

Having The creative force influencing your 'self' can stimulate your imagination and your dreams


The Ace of wands will give you the enthusiasm; to Create, to invent, to undertake an enterprise, start a family.

Also, the power of virility which is behind these activities will aid you in their undertaking and when successful will bring good fortune.

Also a card of Money, Fortune and inheritance.


When someone has that feeling of confidence, believing in themselves gives more self-assurance and can lead to more confidence in one's actions and abilities;

This can further build on a person's self-esteem giving more confidence in the path they are on / or that they have chosen for themselves

Confidence:- It's like knowing that what you are doing is right and will lead to good fortune and success.


Courage (also called bravery or valour)

Courageously going for it, going where no wo/man (that you know of, or who are in your sphere of being, social circle, family) has gone before, pushing yourself beyond your current level, but at the same time being you, yourself and the I that makes up your being.

Also being able to face that challenge, with the confidence, gained in undertaking the project/trial, and facing any fears and challenges that might emerge.

Take note that it could also indicate Calamities of all kinds.

Look at the surrounding cards for clues of what the endeavour will be and if there are any opposing or helpful forces surrounding the querent


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