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Ace of Wands - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


the spark of inspiration, a new idea, a new passion, enthusiasm, a creative project, a new business, new opportunities, the plan to make a journey, the will to take action, feeling charged with energy, feeling motivated, to believe in oneself, to take a risk, sexual attraction.

Ace of Wands

Description and Symbolism


A hand comes from the inside of a cloud, holding a stick that is bearing some leaves. In the distance we see a castle on a hilltop, representing new opportunities. The green and fertile landscape in the background indicates growth.


General Meaning

The number 1 symbolizes potential and a beginning. The Ace of Wands basically indicates that a seed has been planted and is now ready to grow. Since the Suit of the Wands deals with our passions and motivations, the Ace of Wands can symbolize a new spark of inspiration to take action. It indicates that you feel energized and motivated at this time. Maybe you just found a new hobby, or you are planning to go on a journey. If you are unsure wheter to act on what you think about, this card encourages you to 'just do it'.

Love Meaning


Ace of Wands represents feeling charged and being in the mood to take action. Maybe you feel like texting your crush or you want to make a trip or start a project with your lover. The Suit of the Wands also emphasizes the physical aspect. So the Ace of Wands can indicate that physical passion has been ignited. If this card represents how someone feels for you it can indicate that they are motivated and excited and want to take action to get closer to you. It can also symbolize sexual attraction and chemistry. 


As Feelings

If you ask how someone feels for you, Ace of Wands can indicate that you have sparked their interest. This person probably feels physically attracted to you. In an existing relationship, it could indicate a feeling of renewed passion. This card can also signify, that the person in question wants to go out with you. They might want to do something fun with you, like going to an amusement park or doing something active like going for a hike. 

The Major Arcana        The Wands        The Cups        The Swords        The Pentacles     

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