About Ace of Wands
Tarot Card Meaning
It should be noted from the outset of this page there are various terms for this suit, such as: Wands, Rods, Staves, Staffs...oh my! Which term to use? It's all up to you. I chose wands because it has an enchanting sound to it. :)
The ace of wands Tarot card meaning deals with high volume energies bursting forth in assertive confidence.
Key Words for the Ace of Wands:
The most profound illustration of this Tarot card meaning (in my opinion) comes from the Thoth rendition (shown right). Consider the imagery of this card. It draws us in because the art of the ace of wands Tarot card is all about passion and energy.
Those who pull this card in a reading are in for an incredible adventure. This card marks the beginning of a new direction - particulary in matters of creativity.
The ace of wands also reminds us of the creative control we have in our lives. Specifically when we look at the card, we note the hand holding the out a rod symbolizing our passion. This is indicative of our ability to take hold of our desires and allow that passion to fuel us up to reach our goals.
When in a reversed or in a position of conflict, this card may be a message that you are letting your wants or desires control you and it's time to get a better handle on your emotions.
The beauty of this card stands out loud and clear. It is a beacon amongst the Tarot pantheon, ever holding its light bright for all to see the way to clarity.
As such, the ace of wands Tarot card meaning often deals with creative insight. Many times this card shows up after the querent has gone through a period of murky waters or a time of stagnation in which he/she seemed to be "stuck." Hence the symbolism of the flame thrust out of the thick, obscuring clouds.
In this case, the ace of wands Tarot card is a bright jolt in the Tarot spread. A promise of motion, direction, and positive energy building to a delightful result.
This card is calls loudest to artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to set out on a new creative path. To them, it is the "green light" card - a sign of positive encouragement, a signal to go for gusto! in their endeavors.
When we meditate upon the ace of wands Tarot card meaning, we are centralizing our focus on the root of power. In fact, you may want to incorporate this card with root chakra stimulation exercises.
Key symbols to the ace of wands Tarot card meanings:
Clouds: Symbol meaning of clouds deal with ambiguity, mystery, and things hidden. Most renditions of this card depict a hand holding a flaming torch thrust out suddenly from the clouds. This is symbolic of our ideas or energy coming out of the hidden places of our psyche and into the light of day. Clouds often deal with hidden agendas that might be keeping us in a holding pattern. They may also indicate underlying beliefs that hold us back from our being our brightest selves.
Rivers: River symbol meanings deal with motion, direction, and the flow of our thoughts as well as our lives. When the river in the ace of wands Tarot card flows into our psychic vision it is a message that we must consider the direction we are taking in our lives. Specifically, since the ace of wands deals with passion and energy, we may want to consider where our actions are taking us. Take the time to reassess your goals and be confident you are heading in the life direction you desire.
Mountains: Symbol meanings of mountains deal with challenges, acquisition, accomplishment and aspirations. Mountains are a symbolic allegory for us in that as we climb them, each step brings us closer to our highest point. This highest point, the top of the mountain, can be a spiritual goal, physical goal, or anything else that we aspire to reach. The mountain is unbending, and inflexible. This makes it a reminder that only we can change how we deal with challenges (because the mountain certainly isn't going to change for us). This being the case, we can embrace the lessons we gain as we take on the challenge of the mountain. We can also rest assured that the peak will always be there as we aspire ever higher to our desired results.
By now, you should be seeing a theme unfolding with all of these symbols. These symbols tell a story about our life path. It's been a tough road to take with challenges and perhaps some wrong-turns in direction. We've even felt alone in our path from time to time. But dawn has broken, and the light of our internal fortitude has broken through the dim haze of our vision. We are now re-energized. Our victory is now at hand, and our persistence is now rewarded.
The ace of wands Tarot card meaning is all about taking our internal creative fire in hand and holding it out far all the world to see. Now is our time to spread our warmth, passion, and vision to others. Now is our time to shine as beacons unto the world.
Some points of contemplation about the ace of wands Tarot card meaning:
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